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Lake Hospital System Is Now Lake Health
Date:6/12/2009

New name and logo reflect system's progressive growth and commitment to health and wellness

PAINESVILLE, Ohio, June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- After years of redefining health care in Northeast Ohio, Lake Hospital System has redefined itself. Lake Hospital System today announced that it has adopted a new name -- Lake Health. The new name reflects the health system's 107-year heritage of progressive growth, and its evolution from a single hospital to a comprehensive health system that includes two state-of-the-art community hospitals; an outpatient medical campus and surgery center; four urgent care facilities; a rehabilitation and wellness center; chronic health care clinics; an integrative medicine program; a cancer center; and a physician network comprised of 57 doctors.

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More than a year was spent planning for the identity change, which marks an exciting new phase in the history of the health system.

Health care has changed dramatically since 1985 when Lake Hospital System transitioned from a county-owned entity to a private, not-for-profit organization. Back then, hospitals focused on one thing: healing the sick. Today, Lake Health doesn't interact with people only when they are sick.

"We're the community's health and wellness partner," said Cynthia Moore-Hardy, president and chief executive officer of Lake Health. "On almost a daily basis we're out in the community providing health education, offering free screenings, and leading fitness and exercise programs," she said. "A name that emphasizes 'health' communicates what we do more clearly than one that focuses on 'hospital' or 'sickness'."

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