The group will be instrumental in providing company management with insight and advice into the health care needs, opportunities and challenges faced by non-urban communities, officials said.
“Physicians are LifePoint’s lifeline to the communities in which we operate. They know their patients’ most pressing health concerns, how patients are feeling about the services we provide, where we are succeeding and where we have room for improvement,” said Lanny Copeland, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of LifePoint Hospitals.
“Through the Council’s findings and recommendations, we will seek to improve our ability to provide physicians with the tools they need to help us fulfill our mission of making our communities healthier.”
The Council consists of physician leaders from a cross-section of LifePoint’s 47 hospitals. Members serve two-year terms with the option of a second term.