Submitted by Capital Medical Center
Last year, Capital Medical Center celebrated the 20th anniversary of LifePoint Health, the health system of which it is a part, with a donation to Behavioral Health Resources (BHR). This donation is part of a national anniversary celebration in which LifePoint has contributed $2,000 to causes in each of the 89 communities it serves nationwide. [BHR] was chosen by the hospital team in our community because it reflects LifePoint’s and Capital Medical Center’s mission of Making Communities Healthier.
“We are delighted to celebrate LifePoint Health’s 20th anniversary in our community with a donation to Behavioral Health Resources,” said Mark Turner, chief executive officer (CEO) of Capital Medical Center. “LifePoint was founded on the idea that everyone deserves quality healthcare close to home and that strong hospitals create strong communities. We are proud to be part of the LifePoint family and excited to continue our legacy of high quality, community-based care in Thurston County and South Puget Sound for years to come.”
LifePoint was founded in May 1999 as LifePoint Hospitals with 23 community hospitals in nine states. The company changed its name to LifePoint Health in 2015 as a reflection of its evolution from a hospital operator to a healthcare leader providing a range of services across the communities it serves. Today, LifePoint has 89 hospital campuses, 45+ post-acute service providers and facilities and 50+ outpatient facilities across 30 states. It has nearly 60,000 dedicated employees from coast to coast, including more than 3,000 employed providers and more than 8,600 affiliated providers.
As part of its national anniversary celebration, LifePoint committed $2,000 to support causes in each of its communities. Hospitals within these communities were encouraged to select a charitable cause of their choice that reflects the needs of their respective regions.
Upon a vote by its employees, Capital Medical Center chose BHR as the donation recipient to further recognize and support its mental health and chemical dependency recovery programs and services to individuals, children, youth and families in Mason, Grays Harbor and Thurston Counties.
“BHR is so thankful that Capital Medical Center understands the importance of community behavioral health and has been a steadfast supporter of our efforts to serve those with major mental Illness in our community,” said Laurie Tebo, BHR Chief Executive Officer.
“Behavioral health must be a part of an integrated approach to care in our community. Capital provides excellent care and partnering with BHR furthers the quality of that care by assuring completeness in treatment.
“We are so fortunate to work with a major provider of quality health care to meet the health needs of all people in our community. This sort of community cooperation illustrates a focus on our clients’ wellbeing and this is where the focus needs to be,” Tebo said.
“The work Behavioral Health Resources is doing in our community is impressive,” Turner stated. “Individuals in our community who need mental health and chemical dependency recovery benefit so much from the support and strength BHR provides. We’re proud to provide such resources to BHR as an extension of our mission in Making Communities Healthier.”
“LifePoint is dedicated to creating places where people choose to come for healthcare, physicians want to practice and employees want to work,” said David Dill, president and CEO of LifePoint Health. “We are thrilled to be celebrating a 20-year legacy of Making Communities Healthier with our employees, physicians, board members and volunteers across the nation. We are proud of how far we have come in the last two decades and are excited to continue to collaborate with the talented team at Capital Medical Center to advance our mission in the years ahead.”