Conemaugh Health System Embracing a New Mission for the Future

May 8, 2017

Since 1889, the Conemaugh Health System has proudly served the healthcare needs of people throughout the west central Pennsylvania region. Now, as part of Duke LifePoint Healthcare, Conemaugh has decided to deepen our connection with Duke LifePoint by adopting the Company’s Mission, Vision and High Five Guiding Principles.

“These important philosophies have guided LifePoint since its founding in 1999, and represent one of the reasons this organization is the right partner for Conemaugh,” said Steve Tucker, Conemaugh Health System CEO. “Duke LifePoint shares our commitment to improving the overall health and wellbeing of our communities, and ensuring that people here have access to quality care close to home.”

Beginning May 3, 2017, Conemaugh’s new mission is Making Communities Healthier with a focus on a vision to create places where people choose to come for healthcare, physicians want to practice and employees want to work.

Conemaugh will also adopt Duke LifePoint’s High Five Guiding Principles:

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

“Duke LifePoint Healthcare, a leading healthcare company, is dedicated to making communities healthier across the nation,” adds Tucker. “We are building upon this legacy and strengthening our hospital for the future. While our new Mission, Vision and High Five Guiding Principles may feature different words than our previous statements, they reflect the essence of Conemaugh that has existed for nearly 130 years and are true to our legacy and our hopes for the future.”

As a Duke LifePoint system, Conemaugh will also share in the Duke LifePoint Promise: Duke Lifepoint promises to engage with outpatients and people, lead quality innovation and advance knowledge to improve the health in the communities we serve.