Our Mission: Making Communities Healthier

September 9, 2016

For more than 100 years, Watertown Regional Medical Center (WRMC) has served the healthcare needs of people throughout the greater Watertown region. In partnership with LifePoint Health, WRMC is building upon this legacy and strengthening its hospital and clinics for the future. WRMC’s leadership and local Board are pleased to announce that they have chosen to adopt LifePoint’s Mission, Vision and High Five Guiding Principles to guide the organization’s actions and steward it into the future.

WRMC’s new mission is Making Communities Healthier®.

“LifePoint shares WRMC’s commitment to improving the overall health and wellbeing of the communities it serves,” said Richard Keddington, CEO or WRMC. “It is important to us to ensure that the residents of the Watertown area continue to have access to quality care close to home.”

To achieve its mission, WRMC will focus on its Vision of creating places where people choose to come for healthcare, physicians want to practice and employees want to work.

WRMC will use the following High Five Guiding Principles to guide its actions and decision-making:

  1. Delivering high quality patient care;

  2. Supporting physicians;

  3. Creating excellent workplaces for our employees;

  4. Taking a leadership role in our communities; and

  5. Ensuring fiscal responsibility.

The concepts that are at the heart of the High Five Guiding Principles have already been actively impacting patients, associates and the community for some time. For example, through WRMC’s Navigator program, experienced registered nurses provide support and guidance to help patients and their families better understand their care, leading to less patient anxiety and better outcomes. Another example is WRMC’s history of community leadership. For years, WRMC has been giving back to the community through charity and other uncompensated care, capital improvements, and community benefit programs.

“The next time you visit WRMC, you may see posters and banners about our new Mission, Vision and High Five Guiding Principles,” said Keddington. “We want you to see how these concepts are being embraced by our hospital. When you visit, please feel free to ask our associates, physicians and volunteers about how they are Making Communities Healthier.”