LifePoint Health Emergency Department Nurse Director Council Recognized by Emergency Nurses Association

December 16, 2016

LifePoint Health announced that its Emergency Department (ED) Nurse Director Council has earned the Team Award from the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) for 2016.  The Team Award recognizes a group or committee that has made a significant contribution toward achieving ENA’s mission of advocating for patient safety and excellence in emergency nursing through the development of a sustainable project or program. The award was presented to ED Council representatives during the ENA’s annual awards ceremony in Los Angeles, California. 

Teche Regional Medical Center is honored to recognize Paul Lousteau, ED Director at Teche Regional Medical as a member of the council. Established in 2012, the LifePoint Health ED Nurse Director Council is integral to the development and implementation of enterprise-wide strategies to enhance ED operations that are patient-focused, employee-owned and data-driven. The Council is comprised of members who represent LifePoint facilities across the country.

“We are incredibly proud of the ED Nurse Director Council’s meaningful work to advance our mission of Making Communities Healthier and are thrilled that the group has been honored by the ENA for its accomplishments,” said Melissa Waddey, senior vice president, operations strategy and integration. “The Council has been instrumental in achieving significant results for our hospitals by helping to improve the patient experience, decrease wait times and ensure the delivery of safe, high-quality care in emergency departments across the country.” 

By leveraging industry-leading practices, the team has helped LifePoint’s facilities reduce time-to provider by 41 percent; reduce the time of arrival to receiving appropriate pain medication for long bone fracture patients to 32 minutes (2015); and reduce the number of patients leaving without treatment to 1.3 percent across the enterprise. 

About the Emergency Nurses Association 

The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) is the premier professional nursing association dedicated to defining the future of emergency nursing through advocacy, education, research, innovation, and leadership. Founded in 1970, ENA has proven to be an indispensable resource to the global emergency nursing community. With more than 42,000 members worldwide, ENA advocates for patient safety, develops industry-leading practice standards and guidelines, and guides emergency healthcare public policy. ENA members have expertise in triage, patient care, disaster preparedness, and all aspects of emergency care. Additional information is available at  

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.