Person Memorial Hospital Earns Top Honor from LifePoint Health

Hospital celebrated for extraordinary achievements

Roxboro, North Carolina. March 16, 2016 - LifePoint Health, a leading healthcare company dedicated to Making Communities Healthier®, awarded Person Memorial Hospital with a 2015 High Five Award for demonstrating excellence across all aspects of the hospital’s operations.  Person Memorial Hospital was one of four facilities within LifePoint’s network of more than 70 hospitals across the country to earn this prestigious recognition. 

Each year, the High Five Award is awarded to four of LifePoint’s hospitals that have demonstrated extraordinary achievement in fulfilling the company’s High Five Guiding Principles:

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

Since LifePoint’s founding in 1999, these five core guiding principles have influenced the Company’s actions and decision making and defined what communities can expect from LifePoint facilities as healthcare partners.

“I am honored that our team at Person Memorial Hospital has been recognized with a High Five Award,” said Beemal Shah, chief executive officer of Person Memorial Hospital. “This award truly exemplifies our team’s determination to excel across each of our company’s guiding principles. Our staff, physicians, board and volunteers are committed to strengthening Person Memorial Hospital operations and advancing healthcare delivery in Roxboro and Person County. We look forward to continuing this momentum into 2016 and beyond.”

As part of the award, the hospital received $100,000 from LifePoint, which will be used to invest in facility improvements and technology that will support the hospital’s ongoing growth and continuous enhancement of services to the community.

The award was accepted by Person Memorial Hospital leadership team on behalf of the entire hospital staff at LifePoint’s annual hospital leadership meeting on March 7 in Nashville, Tenn.

About Person Memorial Hospital

A Duke LifePoint hospital, Person Memorial Hospital has been serving the healthcare needs of Roxboro, NC, and surrounding communities since 1914. The 110-bed hospital provides diverse inpatient services and is home to intensive care and medical/surgical units. In addition to acute inpatient care, it has an extended care unit for residential care and medical rehabilitation. Person Memorial also offers a vast array of outpatient services ranging from laboratory and radiology services to same day surgical services. Its emergency department serves people in need 24 hours a day. Visit for more information.

About LifePoint Health

LifePoint Health (NASDAQ: LPNT) is a leading healthcare company dedicated to Making Communities Healthier®.  Through its subsidiaries, it provides quality inpatient, outpatient and post-acute services close to home. LifePoint owns and operates community hospitals, regional health systems, physician practices, outpatient centers, and post-acute facilities in 22 states. It is the sole community healthcare provider in the majority of the non-urban communities it serves. More information about the company can be found at All references to "LifePoint," "LifePoint Health" or the "Company" used in this release refer to affiliates or subsidiaries of LifePoint Health, Inc.

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