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LifePoint buys troubled St. Francis Hospital in Georgia, two N.C. hospitals

Published By: Dave Barkholz, Modern Healthcare • January 12, 2016

St. Francis Hospital names new CEO after LifePoint acquisition

Published By: Maria Castellucci, Modern Healthcare • January 12, 2016

Following its acquisition by LifePoint Health, St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, Ga., appointed David Koontz as its CEO.

LifePoint CEO: ‘Financial pressure you have had once upon a time is gone’

Published By: Chuck Williams, The Ledger-Enquirer • January 12, 2016

Brawn and Brains: Nashville for-profits find strategic opportunities with academic medical centers

Published By: Emily Kubis, Nashville Post • December 12, 2015

Hospitals Form Patient Advisory Councils to Learn How They Can Improve Care

Published By: Laura Landro, Wall Street Journal • December 1, 2015

After a hospital stay, patients may just want to put the experience behind them. The last thing they want to do is come back. Increasingly, though, they are doing just that—but at the request of the hospital, and in an effort to improve care.

Eighteen LifePoint Health facilities recognized by The Joint Commission

Published By: LifePoint Health • November 24, 2015

Eighteen LifePoint Health facilities have been recognized with the Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® distinction for 2014 by The Joint Commission.

Tenet and Duke LifePoint Reach Definitive Agreement for Sale of Tenet’s North Carolina Hospitals and Related Operations

Published By: LifePoint Health • November 3, 2015

Tenet Healthcare Corporation and Duke LifePoint Healthcare have entered into a definitive agreement for the sale of Tenet’s North Carolina hospitals and related operations.

Hospital to Break Ground for New ER

Published By: The Sylva Herald • October 22, 2015

Harris Regional Hospital will hold a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 28, for the hospital’s new emergency department, which will replace the current emergency room that has been serving the community for nearly 30 years.

St. Francis Hospital and LifePoint Health Reach Milestone in Proposed Partnership

Published By: LifePoint Health • October 2, 2015

The organizations have reached an agreement in principle for a subsidiary of LifePoint to acquire St. Francis Hospital, and they have submitted their agreement to the Attorney General of the State of Georgia for review and approval.

LifePoint Health selected to continue improvements in patient safety

Published By: LifePoint Health • September 25, 2015

LifePoint Health has been selected as one of 17 national, regional, or state hospital associations and health system organizations to continue efforts in reducing preventable hospital-acquired conditions and readmissions.

LifePoint Health Promotes Melissa Waddey to Senior Vice President

Published By: LifePoint Health • September 22, 2015

LifePoint Health has promoted Melissa Waddey to senior vice president, operations strategy and integration. She will be responsible for providing support and resources to LifePoint’s hospitals and other system providers to help strengthen, integrate and grow services in the Company’s markets across the country.

Norton, LifePoint partnership on track for more deals

Published By: David Mann, Louisville Business First • September 4, 2015

LifePoint Names James R. Carter Eastern Group COO

Published By: LifePoint Health • September 4, 2015

LifePoint today announced that James R. (Jamie) Cater has been named chief operating officer (COO) of the company’s Eastern Group of facilities, effective September 28, 2015.

Wis. hospital, LifePoint finalize joint venture

Published By: Adam Rubenfire, Modern Healthcare • September 1, 2015

Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Health and Watertown (Wis.) Regional Medical Center have finalized a joint venture to own and operate the 55-bed hospital.

Watertown Regional Medical Center and LifePoint Health Finalize Joint Venture

Published By: LifePoint Health • September 1, 2015

LifePoint Health and Watertown Regional Medical Center (WRMC) today announced that they have finalized a joint venture to share ownership and operation of the hospital.

Community leaders celebrate FCH acquisition

Published By: Christy Hoots, The Ledger Independent • August 21, 2015

Several officials with LifePoint Health, Fleming County Hospital and community leaders gathered at Fleming County Hospital Thursday to celebrate the acquisition of the hospital by LifePoint Health.

LifePoint Health Names Arlene Mofield 2015 Mercy Award Winner

Published By: LifePoint Health • August 20, 2015

Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital’s Arlene Mofield was recently awarded the LifePoint Health 2015 Mercy Award for her unrelenting compassion and care for senior citizens and those in need in south central Kentucky.

Clark Regional receives highest state rating in hospital-acquired infection study

Published By: The Winchester Sun • August 18, 2015

Clark Regional Medical Center, a 79-bed facility which was recently named a Duke LifePoint Quality Affiliate, is the top-rated hospital for preventing hospital-acquired infections in the Commonwealth, according to a recent study from Consumer Reports.

Marquette City Commission approves new hospital purchase agreement

Published By: Nick Brennan, UpperMichigansSource.com • August 5, 2015

The Marquette City Commission agreed to sell a 37-acre parcel of land currently being occupied by the Marquette Municipal Services Center to Duke LifePoint for $4 million. Duke LifePoint will use the land to build a brand new, state-of-the-art U.P. Health System Marquette campus.

Fleming County Hospital Joins LifePoint Health

Published By: LifePoint Health • August 3, 2015

As part of LifePoint, Fleming County Hospital (FCH) will have access to new clinical, operational and financial resources that will strengthen FCH and help it grow, supporting its team’s efforts to make people in Fleming County and surrounding communities healthier.

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