September 1, 2015

HighPoint Health Celebrates Five Years with LifePoint Health
Affiliation enhances ability to provide quality care close to home by infusing nearly $60 million in capital investments, new technology and expanded services

Today, HighPoint Health System celebrates its five year anniversary as part of LifePoint Health, a leading healthcare company dedicated to Making Communities Healthier®.  Since joining LifePoint in 2010, HighPoint Health System has made significant investments to expand its ability to provide quality care close to home throughout the northern middle Tennessee region.  Additionally, it has broadened its geographic imprint from a three- to four-hospital network. 

 

“The support and resources we have received through our affiliation with LifePoint are immeasurable,” said Susan Peach, chief executive officer of HighPoint Health and Sumner Regional Medical Center.  “As we have identified opportunities for growth and improvement, the Company has been there to support us.  We are truly excited to celebrate this momentous day with our employees, our physicians, our volunteers, and our communities, and we can’t wait to see what the next five years bring.”

 

HighPoint Health System, which includes four hospitals – Sumner Regional Medical Center, the 155-bed flagship hospital located in Gallatin, Tennessee; Riverview Regional Medical Center, a 25-bed critical access hospital in Carthage, Tennessee; Trousdale Medical Center, a 25-bed critical access hospital in Hartsville, Tennessee; and Livingston Regional Hospital, a 114-bed acute care hospital in Livingston, Tennessee – has benefited from more than $60 million in capital investments since 2010.  LifePoint Health and HighPoint Health have also committed another $18 million for development of a new cancer center at Sumner Station in Gallatin.

 

In addition to the vast resources LifePoint offers its hospitals, investments have been made resulting in significant service enhancements, including:


  • Expanded medical office space;
  • Renovated and expanded emergency departments;
  • Improved X-ray services;
  • Enhancing upgrades to facilities;
  • New service lines such as geriatric psychiatry and pediatric care;
  • Expanded outpatient services, including radiation oncology, PET-CT and physician offices;
  • Cutting-edge, minimally invasive technology and equipment such as the Da Vinci robot surgical system and state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization lab equipment; and
  • Chest Pain Center accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care.

“Over the past five years, this collaboration has increased HighPoint Health’s capacity to serve families and individuals across the northern middle Tennessee region,” said William F. Carpenter III, chairman and chief executive officer of LifePoint Health. “We are so proud of this dedicated and dynamic system of community hospitals that continually provides quality and compassionate care to the people it serves.  These hospitals are clearly making their communities healthier.”

 

In 2010, when LifePoint acquired the system, HighPoint Health consisted of three hospitals - Sumner Regional Medical Center, Riverview Regional Medical Center and Trousdale Medical Center.  In 2013, the system welcomed Livingston Regional Hospital to its network.  Collectively, HighPoint Health System serves nearly 500,000 individuals across 11 counties in northern middle Tennessee. 

 

 

About HighPoint Health System

HighPoint Health System serves the healthcare needs of communities through four hospitals, including Sumner Regional Medical Center, the 155-bed flagship hospital located in Gallatin; Riverview Regional Medical Center, a 25-bed critical access hospital in Carthage; Trousdale Medical Center, a 25-bed critical access hospital in Hartsville; and Livingston Regional Hospital, a 114-bed acute care hospital in Livingston.  The system, which employs more than 1,200 people, is part of LifePoint Health. To learn more about HighPoint Health System, visit www.HighPointHealthSystem.com.

 

About LifePoint Health

LifePoint Health (NASDAQ: LPNT) is a leading healthcare company dedicated to Making Communities Healthier®.  Through its subsidiaries, it provides quality inpatient, outpatient and post-acute services close to home. LifePoint owns and operates community hospitals, regional health systems, physician practices, outpatient centers, and post-acute facilities in 20 states. It is the sole community healthcare provider in the majority of the non-urban communities it serves. More information about the company can be found at www.LifePointHealth.net. All references to "LifePoint," "LifePoint Health" or the "Company" used in this release refer to affiliates or subsidiaries of LifePoint Health, Inc.

 

 

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