Rowlett, TX – May 3, 2007
– “We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give,” said Sir Winston Churchill. This quote is being used by Lake Pointe Medical Center this National Nurses Week and National Hospital and Healthcare Week, May 6-12, to recognize the many ways that nurses and other health care workers make a difference in the lives they touch each day.
Since 1921, hospitals across the country have been celebrating National Hospital and Healthcare Week and inviting their communities to join in saying “thank you” to the nurses, technicians and many other health care workers who provide quality care throughout the year. National Nurses Week honors the hard work and dedication of nurses and begins on the birth date of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.
“Every day, our hospital employees are providing quality care for our patients and their families,” said Carolyn Jackson, CEO of Lake Pointe Medical Center. “We’re extremely proud of each and every member of our staff and of the contributions they make throughout the year.”
“You often hear our employees talk about their role as being a calling,” said Carolyn. “That feeling is shown in every caring touch and the time they spend listening to our patients and families. I’m frequently touched by the compassion and sensitivity they show. National Nurses Week and National Hospital and Healthcare Week allow each of us the chance to say thank you to these extraordinary individuals who care for our family and friends.”
As part of the annual celebration, the Tenet Healthcare Foundation will honor an outstanding employee at Lake Pointe Medical Center by donating to the charitable organization of the employee’s choice. The Tenet Healthcare Foundation will distribute more than $30,000 at Tenet Hospitals as a part of this year’s National Nurses Week and National Hospital & Healthcare Week celebrations. 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