Pulaski, VA, December, 2014 – LewisGale Hospital Pulaski is encouraging its patients to sign up for Patient Portal, a free and secure way for them to access their person health information online. Through Patient Portal patients can view and print their electronic health records including discharge summaries and instructions, medication lists, lab results, radiology reports and upcoming appointments.

“Patient Portal allows our patients to be informed and involved in their healthcare,” said Derek Vance, CEO, LewisGale Hospital Pulaski. “We believe this new tool will enhance the patients’ healthcare experience and allow them to print and share this important healthcare information with their primary care provider.”

While the hospital launched Patient Portal in April, LewisGale recently hired a Patient Portal representative to assist patients with the sign up process and continued access to their accounts. Ellen Greene, MSN, RN, NE-BC, is available Monday through Friday to meet with patients while they are in the hospital or by phone anytime they need assistance. She also has a special area in the front of the hospital where patients who don’t have internet access can come to view and print their medical records. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, patients are encouraged to call Ellen at 540-440-6071. Patients can also login in to Patient Portal through LewisGale’s main website, www.lewisgale.com.

About LewisGale Hospital Pulaski
LewisGale Hospital Pulaski is a part of LewisGale Regional Health System which includes 44 HCA-owned patient care facilities including 4 hospitals, 2 regional cancer centers and a multidisciplinary cancer clinic, 6 outpatient centers and affiliations with nearly 700 physicians, including 146 employed providers and more than 500 independent physicians. With 3,300 employees, its annual payroll is $230.1 million. The system also paid $41 million in taxes and provided more than $106 million in uncompensated care to those most in need in 2012 alone. LewisGale is also part of HCA Virginia, the largest and most comprehensive healthcare provider in the Commonwealth with nearly 15,000 employees. For more information see www.lewisgale.com.