Letter from the President – Watching Your Healthcare Dollar
In the ever-changing healthcare environment where every dollar counts, Lourdes is committed to maximizing the value for each individual we serve by providing an optimal patient experience and superior clinical outcomes in an efficient manner.
The new Lourdes Emergency Department at DEBORAHÂ® is a good example of this. Through a partnership by Lourdes Health System and the renowned Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Browns Mills, we are able to bring much-needed emergency services to residents of Burlington, Ocean and Mercer counties without costly new construction or duplicating services. We achieved this by renovating a portion of the existing facility at Deborah and efficiently utilizing staff and resources from both institutions.
In its first few months of operation, this new facility has been enthusiastically embraced by the community, attesting to the effectiveness of this model of care and the need for this service in the region. This is just one of the innovative ways Lourdes is making the most of each healthcare dollar.
To read more about our new Emergency Department, please turn to page 7 or visit the Lourdes Health System Web site at www.lourdesnet.org.
The Lourdes Health System Mission
Our Lady of Lourdes, a member of Catholic Health East, is a Catholic health system sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, New York, dedicated to its tradition of serving all with reverence, compassion and integrity in a simple, joyful and hospitable manner.
- We strive for excellence in our stewardship to our patients, their families, the community and each other by promoting a culture that embraces diversity.
- We commit to being a transforming, healing presence within the diverse communities in which we live and serve.
- We create collaborative, inclusive, caring communities who provide a full range of quality medical and wholistic health services.
- We promote healthy communities and ensure access to all, especially those most in need.