Southwestern Medical Center is celebrating the 20th anniversary of LifePoint Health, the health system of which it is a part, with a donation to Lawton Food Bank and Hearts That Care Clinic. These donations are part of a national anniversary celebration in which LifePoint has contributed $2,000 to causes in each of the 89 communities it serves nationwide. The Lawton Food Bank and Hearts That Care Clinic were chosen by the hospital team in Lawton to each receive $1,000. The organizations were selected because they reflect LifePoint’s and Southwestern Medical Center’s mission of Making Communities Healthier®.
“We are delighted to celebrate LifePoint Health’s 20th anniversary in our community with donations to the Lawton Food Bank and Hearts That Care Clinic,” said Elizabeth Jones, chief executive officer (CEO) of Southwestern Medical Center. “LifePoint was founded on the idea everyone deserves quality healthcare close to home and strong hospitals create strong communities. We are proud to be part of the LifePoint family and excited to continue our legacy of high quality, community-based care in Southwest Oklahoma for years to come.”
LifePoint was founded in May 1999 as LifePoint Hospitals with 23 community hospitals in nine states.
The company changed its name to LifePoint Health in 2015 as a reflection of its evolution from a hospital operator to a healthcare leader providing a range of services across the communities it serves. Today, LifePoint has 89 hospital campuses, 45+ post-acute service providers and facilities and 50+ outpatient facilities across 30 states. It has nearly 60,000 dedicated employees from coast to coast, including more than 3,000 employed providers and more than 8,600 affiliated providers.
As part of its national anniversary celebration, LifePoint has committed $2,000 to support causes in each of its communities. Hospitals within these communities were encouraged to select charitable causes of their choice that reflect the needs of their respective regions. Southwestern Medical Center chose the Lawton Food Bank and Hearts That Care Clinic based on each organization’s need and the impact they have on the community.
“LifePoint is dedicated to creating places where people choose to come for healthcare, physicians want to practice and employees want to work,” said David Dill, president and CEO of LifePoint Health. “We are thrilled to be celebrating a 20-year legacy of Making Communities Healthier with our employees, physicians, board members and volunteers across the nation. We are proud of how far we have come in the last two decades and are excited to continue to collaborate with the talented team at Southwestern Medical Center to advance our mission in the years ahead.”
For more information about LifePoint Health, visit www.lifepointhealth.net.
Lawton Food Bank Presentation – Pictured (L-R): Julio Nunez, director, Human Resources, SWMC; Louise Harris, chaplain, SWMC; Kari Garza, director, Physical Medicine, SWMC; Elizabeth Jones, CEO, SWMC; Jeri Mosiman, executive director, Lawton Food Bank; Joe Elkins, director, EVS/Materials Management, SWMC; and Kent Lewis, director, IT, SWMC.
Hearts That Care Clinic Presentation – Pictured back row (L-R): Daniel Elliot, treasurer, Board of Directors, Hearts That Care Clinic; Lisa Tate, SWMC; Elizabeth Jones, CEO, SWMC; Dr. Thomas Mills, Hearts That Care Clinic; Christy Clark, SWMC; James Chester, SWMC Behavioral Health; Julio Nunez, SWMC. Front row (L-R): Barbara Newton, SWMC; Dianna Marin, SWMC; Dr. Daniel Joyce, director, Hearts That Care Clinic; and Dinah Lazarte, Chief Quality Officer, SWMC.