The Foundation supports the Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center by purchasing medical supplies, supporting the teaching facility, and the Reach Out and Read program. Every child who goes for their wellness check up receives a book to bring home. We also host readers to come into the clinic to read to these children.
With state cuts the hospital needs us more than ever. Supporting the hospital not only saves lives but also supports the 1000 plus jobs that Chabert requires!
Mission Statement: The mission of the Foundation is “to foster philanthropic support for the charitable, educational, and scientific needs of Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center through encouragement of donations and sponsorship of programs and events to improve delivery of health services to the public”.
Organization History: Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center officially opened in 1978. The medical center was built to serve the health card needs of the populations of Terrebonne, Lafourche, Assumption, St. John, St. Charles, western St. James and eastern St. Mary parishes regardless of financial determination. Additionally, the hospital was established as a graduate medical teaching facility to provide clinical training for physicians and health services personnel. Now, approximately 1,000 employees in conjunction with the medical staff, specialty and support services combine to provide total patient care. The mission of the hospital is “to provide the best quality of care to every individual who comes within our sphere of influence.” Meeting the total needs of patient health care for the future.
In an effort to provide support for Chabert Medical Center in areas of critical need where funding is not available, concerned community activists formed a volunteer group in 1999 which is now know as the Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center Foundation. The Foundation, a non profit organization with a 501c3 status, has become a major benefactor for LJCMC and is continually searching for a means to raise funds for the facility.
The Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center Foundation now boast over 14 members on its steering committee and serves as the fiduciary component for the majority of the hospital grants and donations. The Foundation funds and administers the Reach Out and Read Pediatric Literacy Program.
Geographic Area Served: The medical center was built to serve the health care needs of the populations of Terrebonne, Lafourche, Assumption, St.John, St. Charles, western St. James and eastern St. Mary parishes.
Number of Volunteers: Besides the 14 current board members, we have numerous volunteers from the community volunteer to read for our Reach Out and Read program.