ROWLETT, TX – OCTOBER 22, 2007 – Lake Pointe Medical Center today announced that they recently earned Texas Nurse-FriendlyTM
hospital designation from the Texas Nurses Association (TNA), a statewide professional organization of nurses. Only 49 facilities in the state of Texas have achieved this distinction to date. There are approximately 581 licensed hospitals in Texas.
TNA’s Nurse-Friendly designation confirms that a hospital has in its practices, policies and 12 essential elements of the ideal nursing practice environment – as defined by nurses and research – in place. These allow nurses to practice safe, quality patient care and to pursue a level of professional development and career satisfaction that retains them in the profession and at the bedside.
“This is truly an outstanding achievement for Lake Pointe Medical Center, its nurses and the community as a whole. We all work together to deliver high-quality patient care each and every day”, states Debbie Moeller, chief nursing officer at Lake Pointe Medical Center. “This recognition signifies our commitment not only quality care for our patients, but to our nurses, those individuals that provide the personal touch to our patients everyday. We are truly blessed to have some of the best nurses in the industry working at Lake Pointe and are honored to be one of only 49 hospitals in the state to be designated Texas Nurse-FriendlyTM
.” 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 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