Haywood Regional Medical Center, Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital Earn Top Honor from LifePoint Health

March 27, 2018

CLYDE, SYLVA AND BRYSON CITY, NC - LifePoint Health® (NASDAQ: LPNT), a leading healthcare company dedicated to Making Communities Healthier®, recently awarded Haywood Regional Medical Center, Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital a 2017 High Five Award as a market for demonstrating excellence across all aspects of their operations. LifePoint is the operating partner of Duke LifePoint Healthcare, of which these hospitals are a part. Together, the facilities were one of three honorees within LifePoint’s network of more than 70 hospitals across the country to receive the prestigious honor.
Each year, the High Five Award is awarded to three of LifePoint’s hospitals that have demonstrated exceptional achievements in fulfilling the company’s High Five Guiding Principles, which include:

  • Delivering high quality patient care;
  • Supporting physicians;
  • Creating excellent workplaces for our employees;
  • Taking a leadership role in our communities; and
  • Ensuring fiscal responsibility.

These five core guiding principles directly impact the company’s actions and decision making and have defined what communities can expect from LifePoint facilities as healthcare partners since the company was founded in 1999.

“I am so proud of these facilities and their commitment to fully embedding the High Five Guiding Principles into their culture and operations,” said Victor Giovanetti, president of LifePoint Health’s Eastern Group, of which Haywood Regional Medical Center, Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital are a part. “The hospital teams have worked diligently to create a strong culture and environment where high quality care and operational excellence come together seamlessly, and we are so proud to recognize their collective achievements with this special award.”

As part of the award, the hospital received $100,000 from LifePoint for facility improvements and technology that will support the hospital’s ongoing growth and continuous enhancement of services to the community.

The award was jointly accepted by the leadership teams from each hospital at LifePoint’s annual hospital leadership meeting in Nashville, Tennessee.

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 22 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.

About Duke LifePoint Healthcare

Duke LifePoint Healthcare, a joint venture of Duke University Health System, Inc. and LifePoint Health (NASDAQ: LPNT), was established to build a dynamic network of hospitals and healthcare providers. The joint venture, which brings together LifePoint’s experience in community-based hospital management and Duke’s world-renowned leadership in patient safety and clinical quality systems, is strengthening and improving healthcare delivery by providing community hospitals the clinical, quality and operational resources they need to grow and prosper.