Thibodaux Regional Sponsors Playground Equipment

Thibodaux, LA – November 17, 2017 - Thibodaux Regional Health System recently sponsored new playground equipment for Raceland Lower and Upper Elementary Schools as part of its ongoing initiative to improve the health and wellness of the youth in Lafourche and surrounding parishes.

According to the Centers for Disease control, Louisiana ranks fourth highest in the U.S. in childhood obesity, which often leads to chronic, preventable conditions in adulthood such as heart disease and diabetes.

Standing with students from Raceland Lower and Raceland Upper Elementary schools are, from left: Dr. Jo Ann Matthews Superintendent, Lafourche Parish School District, Danielle Benoit, 4th Grade Teacher, Raceland Upper Elementary, Tina Guidry, Principal, Raceland Upper Elementary, Greg Stock, CEO, Thibodaux Regional Health System, Rebecca Johnson, Principal, Raceland Lower Elementary,and Latainia Young, Assistant Principal, Raceland Upper Elementary.

“As a community health care leader, we are committed to helping improve the health and wellness of the children in our area,” said Greg Stock, Thibodaux Regional CEO. “Exercise and nutrition education can have a very positive impact on the health and wellness of our youth.”

Raceland Lower and Upper Elementary School Principals Tina Guidry and Rebecca Johnson expressed their gratitude. “Thank you Thibodaux Regional for sponsoring this playground equipment for our school,” Guidry said. “Our students truly deserve this.”

Johnson added, “Thank you to Raceland Upper Fourth Grade Teacher Danielle Benoit for her initiative, time and effort in working with Thibodaux Regional to help make this happen for our students.”

“Our students work hard to meet the ever-increasing standards we teach in our school curriculum. They should have a place to play!” said Benoit . “We must reward them for their efforts and help promote physical activity to improve the health and wellness of the children in our community.”

About Thibodaux Regional Health System
Thibodaux Regional Health System, a 185-bed acute care facility, provides inpatient and outpatient care for the people of Lafourche and seven surrounding parishes. Highly specialized services offered include Heart Surgery, Medical and Radiation Oncology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, General, Laparoscopic, and Bariatric Surgery, Endocrinology, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Women’s Services including Obstetrics, Sleep Disorders, Behavioral Health, Inpatient and Outpatient Physical Rehabilitation, and Wellness Services. Thibodaux Regional is nationally recognized for its quality care, cost efficiency, innovation, safety and outstanding patient experience. For more information, visit