Rowlett, TX – May 20, 2008 – As we celebrate National Emergency Medical Services Week (May 18-24), we would like to recognize the men and women who commit their lives to providing critical, lifesaving services and compassionate care to our patients and their families.
“The emergency department is the backbone of our hospital and an essential part of our community,” said Carolyn Jackson, Chief Executive Officer. “Residents rely on the EMS system and its trained professionals, who have incredible compassion and devotion to their jobs and communities. We’re proud to take this opportunity to show them how much we appreciate their dedication.”
For 35 years, hospitals across the country have been celebrating National Emergency Medical Services Week and inviting their communities to recognize and thank the dedicated first responders who provide quality care throughout the year.
“Our emergency medical personnel play an incredibly important role at our hospital,” said Jackson. “The round-the-clock dedication and individual compassion they show to our patients makes me proud to be a part of the Lake Pointe team. National Emergency Medical Services Week allows each of us the chance to say thank you to these extraordinary individuals who care for our family and friends and provide a valuable resource to our community.”
Besides lunch being provided on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of that week, other opportunities for Lake Pointe employees to show their appreciation to our local emergency medical personnel are planned. ABOUT LAKE POINTE MEDICAL CENTER
Lake Pointe Medical Center, a part of Tenet Healthcare Corporation, is a 112-bed acute care hospital located at 6800 Scenic Drive in Rowlett. Lake Pointe Medical Center has been serving the residents of Rockwall, Rowlett, Royse City and the surrounding communities since 1987. The hospital provides a wide spectrum of medical services, including an emergency department with Fast Track services, a 14-bed intensive care unit, women's services, a Level II Neonatal Nursery, diagnostic imaging, eight operating rooms and telemetry. Lake Pointe Medical Center also provides a number of specialty services, including cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation, vascular surgery, neurosurgery, neurology, orthopedics, gastroenterology, oncology, infectious disease, general surgery, spine surgery, thoracic surgery, ear nose and throat, pulmonary medicine, urology, obstetrics and
gynecology, pediatrics and neonatal services. Lake Pointe also offers wound care, sleep medicine, physical, occupational and speech therapy as well as pulmonary rehabilitation. The Lake Pointe Imaging Center in Rockwall 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, licensed by the state of Texas and certified for participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. To learn more about Lake Pointe Medical Center, visit www.lakepointemedical.com