That Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Hospitals has changed its name to LifePoint Health reflects how much hospital systems and healthcare in general are changing these days, and especially the move to outpatient services.
As they they say, population health means a lot more than just medicine.
“As the needs of our communities have grown and evolved, so has our company,” Chairman and CEO William F. Carpenter III said. “We began by operating community hospitals and, today, our operations have expanded to include physician practices, post-acute services, outpatient services, and wellness and prevention programs that enhance the health and wellbeing of those we serve. Our new name is a fitting reflection of our strategic direction for the future.”