Lake Pointe Medical Center makes donation to the Women in Need Shelter of Greenville in name of Lara Staggs to celebrate National Nurses Week and National Hospital and Healthcare Week
Rowlett, TX – May 8, 2007 – During National Nurses Week and National Hospital & Healthcare Week, May 6-12, Lake Pointe Medical Center and the Tenet Healthcare Foundation are honoring Lara Staggs, a staff nurse, with a $500 donation to the Women in Need Shelter of Greenville, TX.
“Choosing just one person to be honored from among our employees wasn’t an easy task,” said Carolyn Jackson, CEO. “However, Lara’s leadership and service to Lake Pointe Medical Center and its patients, along with her dedication to the profession of nursing, made her stand out amongst her peers. Lara is very deserving of this recognition and continues to be an integral part of our success at Lake Pointe Medical Center.”
Lara Staggs has served as a staff nurse and relief charge nurse at Lake Pointe Medical Center since May of 2003. “I am a single mom,” said Lara. “I chose the Women in Need Shelter because I want to assist other single moms and their children with the resources necessary to take the next step forward in their lives.”
As part of the celebration of National Nurses Week and National Hospital and Healthcare Week, the Tenet Healthcare Foundation will contribute more than $30,000 on behalf of outstanding employees who are recognized at Tenet hospitals across the country. This week is a time to say “thank you” to all of the health care professionals who have dedicated their lives to providing high quality patient care. These are people who work tirelessly every day of the year to make a difference in the lives of those around them. They give hope and comfort to our patients and their families.
ABOUT LAKE POINTE MEDICAL CENTER
Lake Pointe Medical Center, part of Tenet Texas, is a 99-bed acute care hospital located at 6800 Scenic Drive in Rowlett. Lake Pointe Medical Center has been serving the residents of Rockwall, Rowlett and the surrounding communities since 1987. The hospital provides a wide spectrum of medical services, including an emergency department with Fast Track services, an intensive care unit, women's services, a Level II Neonatal Nursery, diagnostic imaging, eight operating rooms, physical therapy and telemetry. Lake Pointe Medical Center also provides a number of specialty services, including cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation, vascular surgery, neurosurgery and neurology, orthopedics, gastroenterology, oncology, infectious disease, general surgery, ear nose and throat, pulmonary medicine, urology, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics and neonatal services. The Lake Pointe Imaging Center in Rockwall also provides extended imaging services to the community. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. To learn more about Lake Pointe Medical Center, visit www.lakepointemedical.com.
Tenet Healthcare Foundation is a charitable foundation sponsored by Tenet Healthcare Corporation. Endowed by Tenet, the Foundation, directs most of its grants to help unmet health care needs in the communities served by facilities owned by Tenet subsidiaries. The Foundation also provides grants to various educational, social services, civic and humanities-supporting organizations nationwide.