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OGHS Foundation

Supporting Health Promotion in St. Landry Parish

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The OGHS Foundation, a charitable organization, was established in 2005 to support the mission of Opelousas General Health System and commitment to care through financial stewardship, resource development and promoting community health. The Foundation supports our community, our patients, and our employees.

MISSION

To support OGHS to improve health outcomes

STRATEGIES

  • Develop and cultivate philanthropic giving
  • Enhance programs and services
  • Being synonymous with great healthcare
  • Build strong and lasting relationships to support healthy communities

Fundraising Divisions

In addition to the Employee Giving division, OGHS Foundation is organized into five other major fundraising divisions: Annual Gifts, Planned Gifts, Business and Industry Gifts. Special Gifts and Signature Gifts each chaired by a highly respected volunteer leader in the community. All of these support Opelousas General Health System's efforts to enhance healthcare in our community.

All prior fundraising events for outside organizations have been discontinued. We have combined all fundraising for these organizations into our employee giving campaign.

What does the Opelousas General Health System Foundation do?

  • We Fight Against Breast Cancer – For 13 years, Paint the Town Pink has raised dollars to ensure that the uninsured and underinsured have accessibility to mammograms and screenings. St. Landry parish is now above the national average for accessibility to mammograms.
  • We Honor Those That Have Made an Impact – The Hall of Fame Gala honors past physicians, board members, and employees that have made a significant impact to the health system through impacting the community, patients, and employees.
  • We Provide Scholarships to Students in Our Community – The OGHS Foundation Golf Tournament raises funds to provide scholarships to students in St. Landry and Evangeline Parish. In the past 13 years over 100 students have received scholarships.
  • We Support Our Community and Our Employees – SPICE is the employee giving program of Opelousas General Health System. Through SPICE OGHS employees have raised over $1,000,000 to support local non-profits, our employees during a time of need and a hospital project.
  • We Work to Build a Healthier Community – Healthy St. Landry is a collaboration of organizations and community stakeholders that work together to create a healthier St. Landry for all. Healthy St. Landry aims to improve St. Landry's community health ranking and increase the community’s awareness, knowledge and capacity to improve health outcomes.

OGHS Foundation Board of Directors

Gina Tuttle, President
Ken Cochran, President and CEO of OGHS
Harold Taylor, Vice President
Teri Cober, Treasurer
Tracey Antee, Director and Secretary
Dr. Eric Amy
Dr. Paula Sharkey
Patrick Fontenot
Angie Briley
Nichole Gordon Miller
Dr. Calvin White
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