Raleigh General Hospital Celebrates 20th Anniversary of LifePoint Health with Donation to "Cops and Kids" benefit

May 29, 2019

Raleigh General Hospital Celebrates 20th Anniversary of LifePoint Health

with Donation to the Fraternal Order of Police “Cops and Kids” benefit.

Contribution supports hospital’s mission of Making Communities Healthier®

Beckley, WV – (May 28th 2019) – This month, Raleigh General Hospital is celebrating the 20th anniversary of LifePoint Health, the health system of which it is a part, with a donation to the Fraternal Order of Police. 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. The Fraternal Order of Police was chosen by the hospital team at Raleigh General because it reflects LifePoint’s and Raleigh General Hospital’s mission of Making Communities Healthier®

“We are delighted to celebrate LifePoint Health’s 20th anniversary in our community with a donation to the Fraternal Order of Police,” said Matt Roberts, chief executive officer (CEO) of Raleigh General Hospital. “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 southern West Virginia for years to come.”

LifePoint was founded in May 1999 as LifePoint Hospitals with 23 community hospitals in nine state.

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 has 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. Raleigh General Hospital chose Black Diamond Lodge 81, Fraternal Order of Police for their “Cops and Kids” benefit.  This program is to not only help needy children in Raleigh County, but to also promote a positive image so that police officers are seen as someone to run to instead of away from.

“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 Raleigh General to advance our mission in the years ahead.”

For more information about Raleigh General Hospital, visit RaleighGeneral.com. For more information about LifePoint Health, visit: www.lifepointhealth.net.  

About Raleigh General Hospital,

A part of LifePoint Health®, Raleigh General Hospital, southern West Virginia’s leading medical center, has served the city of Beckley and surrounding counties since 1921. The acute care hospital offers a full range of services including trauma, obstetrics, advanced imaging, lithotripsy, interventional cardiac care, oncology, emergency, gastroenterology, and advanced wound care and hyperbaric medicine services. Additionally, we offer the following surgical services: general, orthopedic, vascular, spine, gynecology, ENT and podiatry. Each year, the hospital admits over 10,000 patients, delivers about 1,100 babies and treats nearly 50,000 people in its emergency department. Approximately 3,500 inpatient surgeries, 8,000 outpatient surgeries and 4,500 endoscopies are performed annually. To learn more about Raleigh General Hospital, visit http://www.raleighgeneral.com.