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Baptist Health Paducah named ‘Best Hospital for Orthopedics’

Baptist Health Paducah has been recognized by WomenCertified® in the nation’s top 10 percent for orthopedic care.

For comprehensive orthopedic services with good outcomes – including arthroscopy, joint replacement, spine surgery, MRI and physical therapy, just 363 hospitals out of 4,600 earned the Women’s Choice Award for “Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Orthopedics.”

Larry Barton, Baptist Health Paducah president and CEO, said back and joint pain is one of the most common medical complaints. “We are happy that women recognize we provide quality services to get you back on your feet,” he said.

Baptist was recognized by the same organization in 2011 and 2012 among “America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience” and as “Best Hospitals for Obstetrics” earlier this year.

“We are honored that women recognize the efforts of our staff to create a healing environment, so patients and their loved ones experience true compassion and quality care,” Barton said. “Staying focused on the needs of our patients is good medicine, and one of the reasons our hospital continues to be preferred 2 to 1 in our region.”

WomenCertified® helps women identify businesses that value the customer experience and appreciate female consumer needs. Its scoring process is unique in that it is the only national list that focuses on female patient satisfaction.

Winners were chosen based on exceptional patient recommendation scores and multiple clinical considerations, such as rates of infection or serious complications.  

“We provide women with a trusted third party endorsement based on hospital experiences by women in their community and back that with clinical data to empower them to make smarter healthcare choices,” said Delia Passi, CEO and founder of WomenCertified®. “As one of the America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience,  Baptist Health Paducah meets the toughest standards of excellence set by women.”

Baptist Health Paducahis 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 opened in 1953 as Western Baptist Hospital and recently changed its name, along with other facilities in Baptist Health, one of the largest not-for-profit healthcare systems in Kentucky. For information, see

WomenCertified®is the home of the Women’s Choice Awards, The Voice of Women. The Women’s Choice Award is the first national award based on the recommendations and preferences of women. We are the source for women seeking credible recommendations. Our hundreds of thousands of members each share a lifetime of experiences as a woman and vote for businesses and brands who are meeting their high expectations.  Awards are based on surveys of tens of thousands of women, as well as research conducted in partnership with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvaniaon what drives the consumer experience for women vs. men.  To learn more, visit