(Lander, Wyo). – LifePoint Hospitals of Nashville, Tenn., has awarded Lander Regional Hospital with a 2012 High Five Award for demonstrating excellence in health care delivery. The award was presented at the annual LifePoint operations meeting on March 1.
The High Five Award is the highest honor awarded annually to a select few of LifePoint’s 57 hospitals, recognizing extraordinary achievement in demonstrating the Company’s High Five guiding principles:
- Delivering compassionate, high quality patient care
- Supporting physicians
- Creating excellent workplaces for employees
- Strengthening the hospital’s role in the community
- Ensuring fiscal responsibility
The hospital received a check from LifePoint Hospitals in the amount of $100,000 to be used to invest in hospital improvements and technology as the hospital continues to grow and enhance its medical services.
“Congratulations and recognition goes to every single member of our staff for playing an integral part in our notable progress during 2012. I am proud of our hospital family and honored to be a member,” CEO Steve Erixon, said. “This recognition is a tangible testament to the dedicated effort our employees, physicians, volunteers and board members gave during this past year. Our vision for 2013 is one of even greater optimism as we continue to pursue continued collaborative efforts with Riverton Memorial Hospital to ensure the viability of high quality health care in both communities.”
Lander Regional Hospital is an 89-bed facility that opened in its present location in 1983. The hospital is fully accredited by The Joint Commission, licensed by the state of Wyoming and approved for the acceptance of Medicare patients. Lander Regional Hospital features a full-time Level IV emergency room, a Level II nursery and a behavioral health program. State-of-the-art medical equipment includes magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and digital mammography. The hospital has a number of physicians specializing in otolaryngology (ENT), general surgery, urology, orthopedics, psychiatry, ophthalmology and neurology. Lander Regional Hospital is the first hospital in the state to be approved as a provider under the Wyoming Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program.
LifePoint LifePoint Hospitals® is a leading hospital company focused on providing quality healthcare services close to home. Through its subsidiaries, LifePoint operates 57 hospital campuses in 20 states. With a mission of “Making Communities Healthier®,” LifePoint is the sole community hospital provider in the majority of the communities it serves. More information about the Company, which is headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee, can be found on its website, www.LifePointHospitals.com.