Bolivar Medical Center Receives Company Award for Excellence


CLEVELAND, MS. - LifePoint Hospitals® awarded Bolivar Medical Center with a 2009 High Five Award for demonstrating excellence in health care delivery. LifePoint is a leading hospital company dedicated to providing quality healthcare in non-urban communities.

The High Five Award is the highest honor awarded annually to one hospital in each of LifePoint's four divisions to recognize extraordinary achievement in demonstrating the Company's High Five guiding principles:

  • Delivering compassionate, high quality patient care
  • Supporting physicians
  • Creating excellent workplaces for employees
  • Strengthening the hospital's role in the community
  • Ensuring fiscal responsibility
The hospital's leadership team, including CEO Wes Sigler, CNO JoAnn McCollum, and CFO Chad Miller, accepted the award on behalf of the entire hospital staff on January 28 at the annual LifePoint Operations Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tenn. The hospital received a check from LifePoint Hospitals in the amount of $100,000 to be used to invest in hospital improvements and technology as the hospital continues to grow and enhance its medical services.

"Congratulations and recognition goes to every single member of our staff for playing an integral part in our notable progress during 2009. I am so proud of our hospital family and honored to be a member of it," said Chief Executive Officer Wes Sigler. "This recognition is simply a tangible testament to the dedicated effort our employees, physicians, volunteers and board members gave during this past year. Our vision for 2010 is one of even greater optimism as we continue to pursue excellence in all areas of our hospital."

About Bolivar Medical Center

Bolivar Medical Center is an acute care facility, licensed for 165 beds Bolivar Medical Center is licensed for 165 beds. The facility is fully accredited by The Joint Commission. Located at 901 Highway 8 East, the hospital provides a full range of services including 24-hour emergency care, inpatient and outpatient surgery, diagnostic imaging, and a 35-bed long term care unit.

About LifePoint Hospitals®

Bolivar Medical Center is part of LifePoint Hospitals®, a leading hospital company focused on providing quality healthcare services close to home. Through its subsidiaries, LifePoint operates 47 acute-care facilities in 17 states. With a mission of "Making Communities Healthier," LifePoint is the sole community hospital provider in 44 of the communities it serves. More information about the Company, which is headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee, can be found on its website All references to "LifePoint," "LifePoint Hospitals," or the "Company" used in this release refer to LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. and its affiliates. 

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