The year 2013 was a significant milestone for our organization. Baptist Regional Medical Center officially became Baptist Health Corbin on February 5, 2013, during a special celebration with fireworks as we officially lit our new beacon sign on our building. This is part of a statewide effort to rebrand our system of hospitals under one name and reinforce our mission to enhance the health of the communities we serve. Please click here for a video.
Our health system announced its name change to Baptist Health in September 2012. Over the next couple of years all of our system’s free standing facilities, clinics and physician groups will re-brand as Baptist Health.
In recent months, the system acquired the former Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center in Richmond and Trover Health System in Madisonville. Those two hospitals adopted the new names, Baptist Health Richmond and Baptist Health Madisonville, respectively. Our system also manages hospitals in Elizabethtown and Russell Springs.
You are a critical part of this hospital’s success. We are excited about what this means for the future of healthcare in our community, and I look forward to discussing the upcoming changes with you. Most importantly, I appreciate all you do to provide the best care for our patients.
About Baptist Health
Baptist Health began as a single hospital in 1924 with the opening of the 120-bed Kentucky Baptist Hospital in Louisville. The system formed following the opening in 1953 of the 117-bed Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah and the 1954 opening of the 173-bed Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. Headquartered in Louisville, it now is the state’s largest not-for-profit healthcare system with more than 2,300 beds and 17,000 employees at seven owned hospitals (Corbin, La Grange, Lexington, Louisville, Madisonville, Paducah and Richmond) and two managed hospitals (Elizabethtown and Russell Springs). Its mission is to exemplify its Christian heritage of providing quality healthcare services by enhancing the health of the people and the communities it serves.