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Johnstown, PA – (September 4, 2019) – Conemaugh celebrated the 20th anniversary of LifePoint Health, the health system of which it is a part, with $18,000 in donations to various organizations throughout the summer. These donations were part of a national anniversary celebration in which LifePoint contributed $2,000 to causes in each of the 89 communities it serves nationwide. These organizations were chosen by the hospital teams throughout Conemaugh Health System because they reflect LifePoint’s and Conemaugh’s mission of Making Communities Healthier®.
“We are delighted to celebrate LifePoint Health’s 20th anniversary in our communities with donations to these great organizations,” said William Caldwell, Market President of Conemaugh Health System. “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 throughout this region for years to come.”
LifePoint was founded in May 1999 as LifePoint Hospitals with 23 community hospitals in nine states.
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 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.
Conemaugh Memorial combined its $2,000 donation from LifePoint with an additional $8,000 from Conemaugh Health System to donate a total of $10,000 to the Johnstown Children’s Museum, located on the third floor of the Heritage Discovery Center. The funds will be used to upgrade the museum’s Career Corner, including a focus on healthcare careers. Healthcare careers have played a vital role in Johnstown’s history for over a century. This facility update will help to educate children of Johnstown about past and present healthcare careers.
Photo (L-R): Emily Korns, Director of Marketing Communications, Conemaugh; Bill Caldwell, Chief Executive Officer of Conemaugh Memorial; Marisa Tracey, Johnstown Children’s Museum; Richard Burkert, President and Chief Executive Officer, JAHA; David Paulosky, Market Chief Financial Officer, Conemaugh; and Deb Winterscheidt, Director of Development and Member Services, JAHA.
Conemaugh Meyersdale presented a check to the Meyersdale Ambulance Association to place in the association’s new ambulance fund. On a daily basis, Conemaugh Meyersdale works with the association providing emergency and nonemergency patient transport.
Photo (L-R): Jack Vaughn, Meyersdale Ambulance Association; Heather Smith, Conemaugh Meyersdale’s Chief Executive Officer; and Pam Swansboro, Chief Nursing Officer, Conemaugh Meyersdale.
Conemaugh Miners presented a check to Small Town Hope. The organization supports the health and wellness of children by creating and supporting unique programs. The donation is to be used in support of The Small Town Hope Treehouse, which will be opening this year near Hastings, PA.
Photo (L-R): Jessica Svidergol, Director of Nursing, Conemaugh Miners; Tim Harclerode, Chief Executive Officer, Conemaugh Miners; Beth Paronish, Small Town Hope Board Member and Preschool Teacher at Hope's Villa Children's Center of Small Town Hope; and Debbie Spells-Wilson, Chief Operating Officer, Conemaugh Miners.
Conemaugh Nason made two $1,000 donations to Friendship Fire Company and Through, Inc. Friendship Fire Company is Conemaugh Nason’s local fire company which provides many services to the area. The donation will assist in their efforts to upgrade systems in their fire house. Through, Inc. provides a free health clinic which has been supported by Conemaugh Nason for several years.
Photo – Through, Inc. (L-R): Michelle Buttry, Chief Nursing Officer, Conemaugh Nason; Tim Harclerode, Chief Executive Officer, Conemaugh Nason; Wendy Belinda, Through, Inc.; and Kim Semelsberger, Chief Financial Officer, Conemaugh Nason.
Photo – Friendship Fire Company (L-R): Michelle Buttry, Chief Nursing Officer, Conemaugh Nason; Tim Harclerode, Chief Executive Officer, Conemaugh Nason; Shaina Musselman, Friendship Fire Company.; and Kim Semelsberger, Chief Financial Officer, Conemaugh Nason.
“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 Conemaugh Health System to advance our mission in the years ahead.”
For more information about Conemaugh visit Conemaugh.org. For more information about LifePoint Health, visit: www.lifepointhealth.net.