Haywood Regional Medical Center Earns Top Honor from LifePoint Health

March 20, 2019

LifePoint Health®, a leading healthcare company dedicated to Making Communities Healthier®, recently awarded Haywood Regional Medical Center (HRMC) – a Duke LifePoint hospital – with its 2018 companywide High Five Award.

This esteemed award recognizes excellence in health care delivery and is the highest honor a LifePoint hospital can receive. It is given annually to one facility within LifePoint’s network of 89 hospital campuses that has performed most impressively in fulfilling the company’s High Five Guiding Principles, which include:

  • Delivering high quality patient care;
  • Supporting physicians;
  • Creating excellent workplaces for our employees;
  • Taking a leadership role in our communities; and
  • Ensuring fiscal responsibility.

These five core guiding principles directly impact the company’s actions and decision making, and have defined what communities can expect from LifePoint facilities as health care providers since the company was founded in 1999.

In addition to the companywide High Five Award, HRMC received a check for $150,000, which will go a long way toward advancing the hospital’s mission of Making Communities Healthier®.

“We are thrilled to honor the outstanding team at Haywood Regional for setting the bar high for what it means to lead and operate by the High Five Guiding Principles,” said Victor E. Giovanetti, FACHE, executive vice president, hospital operations at LifePoint Health. “By keeping these foundational elements clearly in focus, the hospital team has significantly elevated the level of care provided and will continue to strengthen Haywood Regional’s reputation as a place where people choose to come for healthcare, physicians want to practice and employees want to work.”

Building on its success in 2017 – which earned HRMC a divisional High Five Award from LifePoint just last year – the facility experienced a momentous year in 2018 that included strengthening its culture of safety, driving tremendous growth and expanding its leadership role in the Clyde community.

“We are so proud to receive this distinguished honor in recognition of our hard work to improve the health and well-being of our community,” said Rod Harkleroad, chief executive officer (CEO) of HRMC. “I am truly grateful to our employees, medical staff and volunteers for their unwavering commitment to keeping our High Five Guiding Principles in focus as we seek ways to further enhance the care and service we provide this region.”

The award was accepted by HRMC’s leadership team on behalf of the entire hospital staff at LifePoint’s annual hospital leadership meeting in Nashville, Tennessee.

About Haywood Regional Medical Center

Haywood Regional Medical Center, a Duke LifePoint Hospital, is located in Haywood County and offers a comprehensive array of services, including orthopedics, spine services, cardiology, general surgery, women's care, emergency medicine, behavioral health, and includes 12 multi-specialty physician clinics. The campus, located in Clyde, is also home to the 54,000 square foot Haywood Regional Health and Fitness Center, the 44,000 square foot Haywood Regional Outpatient Care Center (includes the outpatient surgery center, laboratory, imaging center including women's imaging and physician practices). Haywood Regional Medical Center also operates two urgent care centers in the county, in Waynesville and Canton.  For more information, visit MyHaywoodRegional.com.

About LifePoint Health

LifePoint Health® is a leading health care company dedicated to Making Communities Healthier®.  Through its subsidiaries, it provides quality inpatient, outpatient and post-acute services close to home. LifePoint owns and operates community hospitals, regional health systems, physician practices, outpatient centers and post-acute facilities in 30 states. It is the sole community health care provider in the majority of the non-urban communities it serves. More information about the company can be found at www.LifePointHealth.net. All references to "LifePoint," "LifePoint Health" or the "Company" used in this release refer to subsidiaries of LifePoint Health, Inc.