ROWLETT, TX (May 2, 2011) – Lake Pointe Health Network, a part of Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC), today announced that it has joined the DHHS’s -Partnership for Patients, a public-private partnership designed to improve patient safety within hospitals that was launched earlier this month by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
“We are pleased to be a part of the Partnership for Patients Initiative aimed at improving patient safety,” said Brenda Hampton, MD, chief of staff, Lake Pointe Medical Center. “This initiative is consistent with our on-going commitment to continually improve the care we provide to our patients and with our goal of becoming one of the safest provider of care in the communities we serve.
Lake Pointe Health Network’s Commitment to Quality strives to improve both the quality of medical care and patient safety by evaluating processes and promoting best practices. This includes evidence-based medicine and stresses continuous performance improvement.
The Department of Health and Human Services anticipates this new program could save 60,000 lives over the next three years and save up to $50 billion in Medicare costs over the next decade. The partnership's two main goals are to lower the number of preventable hospital-acquired conditions by 40% and reduce preventable hospital readmissions by 20% by the end of 2013, compared with 2010.
“Lake Pointe is excited to participate in the Partnership for Patients Initiative and will continue to search out opportunities in which our hospital can be a leader in clinical quality improvement efforts that benefit our patients,” stated J. Eric Evans, CEO, Lake Pointe Health Network.
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.