Lake Pointe Medical celebrates 25 years

September 10, 2012 – Lake Pointe Medical Center, based in Rowlett, is celebrating its 25th anniversary of being in operation. LPMC serves the residents of Rockwall, Rowlett, Royse City and the surrounding communities.

These photos show Lake Pointe Medical Center circa 1987 and today.

Opening its doors on February 11, 1987, LPMC was home to 67 employees and quickly began recruiting local volunteers – including Rockwall resident, Charlene Schwaneke. In fact, Schwaneke has volunteered at LPMC since its opening 25 years ago!

“Although the hospital has changed and expanded over the past 25 years physically, the one thing that has stayed consistent is the family oriented aspect of Lake Pointe,” said Schwaneke. “The hospital’s main focus is patient care and serving the community; and the staff works hard to make volunteers feel like a part of the Lake Pointe family.” 

Today, LPMC has grown to employ more than 450 physicians. 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 and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, interventional cardiology, diagnostic imaging and eight operating rooms.

“The celebration of Lake Pointe’s 25th year indicates the high quality of care and dedication to serving others our medical staff provides,” said J. Eric Evans, chief executive officer of LPMC. “We have grown enormously, sharpened our medical skills and have kept patient care our top priority. We are looking forward to the next 25 years.”

In addition to excellent service, the hospital holds Cigna Global Health Insurance, Center of Excellence designations for laparoscopic gall bladder removal and vaginal delivery, and is designated as a primary stroke center by the Joint Commission. It also has been designated as a Level IV trauma center by the Texas Department of State Health Services. In 2011, LPMC was named one of the nation’s top performers on key quality measures by the Joint Commission, one of only 405 U.S. hospitals and critical access hospitals earning the distinction.

Much has changed over the past 25 years, but the family atmosphere at Lake Pointe remains consistent. So does the hospital's main focus on patient care and serving the community.

LPMC is dedicated to setting a standard of excellence in health care services by caring for each patient’s individual needs with consideration and concern; developing a team of dedicated employees, encouraging creativity and enthusiasm; rewarding innovation and productivity; and working with physicians as partners in the delivery of healthcare that meets the needs of our community.

To share your memories of LPMC, visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/LakePointeMC or scan the QR code below. LPMC welcomes your memories and comments about how LPMC has changed these past 25 years, or tell them how you expect it will change these next 25 years. If you simply want to share your well wishes for the hospital, staff and patients, they’re all ears!

For more information on Lake Pointe Medical Center, visit the hospital’s website at lakepointemedical.com.

ABOUT LAKE POINTE MEDICAL CENTER

Lake Pointe Medical Center is a 112-bed acute care hospital located at 6800 Scenic Drive in Rowlett.  Lake Pointe Medical Center has been serving the region’s healthcare needs since 1987 and is currently celebrating its 25th year of serving Rowlett and the surrounding communities.

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 and Level III NICU, interventional cardiology, diagnostic imaging and eight operating rooms.  With a medical staff of more than 450 physicians, Lake Pointe Medical Center provides most specialty services.  The hospital holds CIGNA Center of Excellence designations for laparoscopic gall bladder removal and vaginal delivery.  The hospital is designated as a primary stroke center by the Joint Commission and a Level IV trauma center by the Texas Department of State Health Services.  In 2011, LPMC was named one of the nation’s top performers on key quality measures by The Joint Commission, one of only 405 U.S. hospitals and critical access hospitals earning the distinction.  The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission, 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.

Submitted by Kathrine Brody, C Pharr and Company.

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