Hospital given a ‘High Five’

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 11, 2009

LAPLACE – LifePoint Hospitals Inc. awarded River Parishes Hospital with a 2008 High Five Award for demonstrating excellence in health care delivery.  River Parishes Hospital is part of LifePoint Hospitals Inc., a leading hospital company dedicated to providing quality healthcare.

The High Five Award is the highest honor awarded annually to one hospital in each of LifePoint’s five 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 award was accepted on behalf of the entire RPH team at the annual LifePoint operations meeting on January 21 in Nashville, Tenn. 

RPH 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 2008.  I am proud of our RPH family and honored to be a member of it,” said Chief Executive Officer Charlotte Dupre. “This recognition is simply a tangible testament of the dedicated effort our employees, physicians, volunteers and board members gave during this past year. Our vision for 2009 is one of even more optimism as we continue to pursue excellence in all areas of our hospital.”

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River Parishes Hospital is a 106-licensed-bed facility serving the people of St. John The Baptist, St. James and St. Charles parishes.   Located in LaPlace, the hospital provides a broad range of healthcare services including a 24/7 Level III Emergency Department.  Led by a growing medical staff, River Parishes Hospital is focused on its commitment to excellence in serving its patients as evidenced by high levels of patient, employee and physician satisfaction. Hospital services include cardiology, emergency medicine, wound care, orthopedics, general surgery, women’s health, urology among other medical services and specialties. More information on River Parishes Hospital is found online at

LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. is a leading hospital company focused on providing healthcare services in non-urban communities in 16 states. Of the Company’s 46 hospitals, 43 are in communities where LifePoint Hospitals is the sole community hospital provider. LifePoint Hospitals’ operating strategy offers continued operational improvement by focusing on its five core values. Headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn., LifePoint Hospitals is affiliated with approximately 21,000 employees. More information about LifePoint Hospitals can be found on its website,