ROWLETT, TX (February 1, 2012) - Lake Pointe Health Network (LPHN) has received the Patriotic Employer Award given by the Department of Defense in recognition of our Adopt a Soldier campaign in December, 2010 and the continued support of our employee throughout his deployment. LPHN was nominated for this award by one of our employees serving in the United States Army, with the Texas Army National Guard, Mr. John Alred, a tech in our emergency department (ED).
LPHN employees joined with many other local employers in the ‘Adopt a Soldier for the Holidays’ program. The LPHN employees were more than willing to donate items for our soldier and his company, C Co 3-124 Cav serving in Ghazni, Afghanistan. We even received numerous donations from other local businesses and residents to include. All told, LPHN employees and volunteers were able to mail 76 care packages to John, his company, and two other service men that are relatives of LPHN employees. The care packages were filled with food and personal items ranging from shampoo, toothpaste and lip balm, to soups and snack foods.
“The staff in the ED really took this campaign to heart, each shift challenging the other shift for who could donate the most items. We communicated with John on a regular basis through email and Facebook to let him know he was continually in our thoughts and prayers, “ states Jackie Cox, RN, director of emergency services at LPHN. “John is a valued member of our staff and we are extremely proud of his service to our country, ensuring the freedoms we have each and every day,”
Upon his return to the states, John shared with his co-workers his many stories from his time in Afghanistan. He explained how the care packages provided everyone with a touch from home that they had not had for some time. “We stockpiled all the items into one location. And whenever a soldier needed a toothbrush or an envelope or a snack, they could visit our make-shift store to find whatever they needed,” explained John. “It was great to receive all the care packages and help to share the caring spirit of Lake Pointe with all my fellow soldiers.”
ABOUT LAKE POINTE HEALTH NETWORK
Lake Pointe Health Network is a locally focused health network developed by Lake Pointe Medical Center and designed to improve access to healthcare services in Rockwall, Rowlett, Royse City and the surrounding communities. The network currently comprises Lake Pointe Medical Center, a 112-bed acute care hospital; Lake Pointe Imaging Centers, diagnostic imaging centers located in Rockwall and Forney; Lake Pointe Sleep Center, a four suite center offering services for both adults and children two years of age and older; Lake Pointe Breast Center, a center providing comprehensive breast care; Lake Pointe Wound Care Center, a comprehensive wound care center that includes hyperbaric oxygen therapy; Lake Pointe Urgent Care Center, located in Rockwall and offering lab and digital imaging services onsite; Lake Pointe Cardiac and Outpatient Rehabilitation, offering cardiac rehab, physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Lake Pointe Health Network is committed to providing high quality health care with a focus on the customer experience. To learn more about the facilities that comprise the Lake Pointe Health Network, please visit www.lakepointemedical.com.