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Baptist Health Paducah earns honor from The Joint Commission

Baptist Health Paducah has been recognized in the top third of all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.

Baptist Health Paducah is one of 1,099 hospitals in the U.S. – 33 percent of all Joint Commission accredited hospitals – earning this distinction for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance.

“Baptist Health and all the Top Performer hospitals have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to quality improvement, and they should be proud of their achievement,” said Mark R. Chassin, MD, president and chief executive officer of The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the country.

Baptist Health Paducah president Bill Brown said providing outstanding care is the primary mission of the hospital.

“We understand that what matters most is safe, quality care delivered in a compassionate way for the people we are privileged to serve,” Brown said. “That’s why Baptist Health Paducah has made a commitment to meeting the highest standards of The Joint Commission.”

Baptist Health Paducah is a regional medical and referral center, serving about 200,000 patients a year from four states. With more than 1,700 employees and 260 physicians, it offers a full range of services, including cardiac and cancer care, diagnostic imaging, women’s and children’s services, surgery, emergency treatment, rehabilitation and more. It has the region’s first heart center and accredited chest pain center, as well as the only certified stroke center and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.