Our Mission at Lourdes is patient care and our Call to Action is to deliver Healthcare That Works, Healthcare That Is Safe and Healthcare That Leaves No One Behind.
We have committed our talents and influence to building safe, accessible, adaptable, and affordable healing environments for the future. We want to be sure our healthcare works better; we want to make it safer and more effective; and we want to be sure there is access to care for all so that no one is left behind.
The need exists to stay ahead of the ever-changing healthcare arena and to work to set standards that will endure into the future. With growing patient volumes, the continuously evolving shift from inpatient to outpatient care, and the drive to place more emphasis on preventive care, there is a need to respond to the emerging needs of our community.
Lourdes' solution to this challenge is to blend the most advanced technology with professional, experienced staff and our traditional emphasis on compassion. The expansion and modernization project will create an environment in which we can better accomplish this goal and meet the changes occurring in the delivery of healthcare now and into the future in a more efficient, patient-friendly way.
How will the money being raised during the capital campaign actually be used?
The Lourdes Hospital Foundation's capital campaign goal of $6 million will allow Lourdes to move forward with a $70 million facility upgrade that will help to transform healthcare delivery in our community. The necessary infrastructure will be designed to keep pace with the national trend of shifting from inpatient to outpatient services. This campaign will allow Lourdes to expand and upgrade the Emergency Department, Radiology Department, and Surgical Department, as well as construct a new Ambulatory Care Center and a new main entrance and lobby. Finally, some ambulatory treatment services, including the Rehabilitation Department, will be relocated for improved patient access and convenience.
Who will benefit from this project?
PATIENTS: Lourdes will provide patients with easier access to many of our outpatient services. And, Lourdes will help to improve patient flow in these outpatient service areas, including the Emergency Department and Radiology, resulting in less waiting time and improved patient privacy.
COMMUNITY: Lourdes has served the community long and well. Our more than 80 years of caring have earned Lourdes a place in the hearts of many. The Mission 2012: Building Tomorrow's Healthcare Today campaign looks to the future and allows Lourdes to continue to serve our Mission and our Call to Action.
Why is it critical to support Lourdes?
Lourdes Hospital is a Catholic, mission-based, family healthcare organization. Since the opening of the hospital in 1925, the Daughters of Charity have remained true to their commitment which is deeply rooted in the life and example of St. Vincent DePaul, the apostle of charity, to reach out and address the healthcare needs of the community in a caring, loving and compassionate manner. Today, Lourdes continues to be a proactive force in reaching out to people who would not otherwise have access to healthcare through such programs as our Mission In Motion program, our mobile dental van, and our primary care sites in Whitney Point and Hancock.
Lourdes Primary Care Network serves over 100,000 patients each year providing preventive healthcare services that reduce costs by treating illnesses early. Additionally, Lourdes provides critical services through our Emergency Department, Radiology Department, Surgical Department, and Rehabilitation Department that are essential to the health and well-being of our community. In summary, Lourdes' vision of healthcare for the future will be realized by this transformational Mission 2012 project. It will assure that the facilities and the medical providers will be in our community for generations to come.