Western Plains Medical Complex Celebrates 20th Anniversary of LifePoint Health with Donation to Catholic Charities

July 12, 2019

Pictured: Scott Smith CEO Western Plains, Kate Schieferecke Refugee Resettlement Case Manager Catholic Charities, Debbie Snapp Executive Director Catholic Charities, Yadira De Anda Social Worker Western Plains

Western Plains Medical Complex Celebrates 20th Anniversary of LifePoint Health

with Donation to Catholic Charities of Southwest Kansas


Contribution supports hospital’s mission of Making Communities Healthier®


Western Plains Medical Complex celebrates the 20th anniversary of LifePoint Health, the health system of which it is a part, with a donation to Catholic Charities of Southwest Kansas. This donation is part of a national anniversary celebration in which LifePoint has contributed $2,000 to causes in each of the 89 communities it serves nationwide. Catholic Charities was chosen by Western Plains because it reflects their mission of Making Communities Healthier®


“We are delighted to celebrate LifePoint Health’s 20th anniversary in our community with a donation to Catholic Charities in their mission to helping people,” said Scott Smith, chief executive officer (CEO) of Western Plains. As part of its national anniversary celebration, LifePoint has committed $2,000 to support causes in each of its communities. Hospitals within these communities were encouraged to select a charitable cause of their choice that reflects the needs of their respective regions. Western Plains chose Catholic Charities because of their advocacy in serving every person with fairness, justice, and compassion and their collaboration in working with others to help strengthen and support our communities.


“LifePoint was founded on the idea that everyone deserves quality healthcare close to home and that strong hospitals create strong communities. We are proud to be part of the LifePoint family and excited to continue our legacy of high quality, community-based care in Southwest Kansas for years to come,” said Smith.


LifePoint was founded in May 1999 as LifePoint Hospitals with 23 community hospitals in nine states.  The company changed its name to LifePoint Health in 2015 as a reflection of its evolution from a hospital operator to a healthcare leader providing a range of services across the communities it serves. Today, LifePoint has 89 hospital campuses, 45+ post-acute service providers and facilities and 50+ outpatient facilities across 30 states. It has nearly 60,000 dedicated employees from coast to coast, including more than 3,000 employed providers and more than 8,600 affiliated providers. 


“LifePoint is dedicated to creating places where people choose to come for healthcare, physicians want to practice and employees want to work,” said David Dill, president and CEO of LifePoint Health.  “We are thrilled to be celebrating a 20-year legacy of Making Communities Healthier with our employees, physicians, board members and volunteers across the nation. We are proud of how far we have come in the last two decades and are excited to continue to collaborate with the talented team at Western Plains to advance our mission in the years ahead.”