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Community Health and Outreach
How is Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville involved in our community?
Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville is very involved with the Western Kentucky community and Hopkins County, collaborating with over thirty area organizations. It is important to us to give back to the community that supports us and seeks care from us at important times in their lives. We also want to encourage our community to be as healthy as they can be through screenings, educational programs and our internal efforts.
Many of our strategic partnerships are listed below and are attributed directly to the community needs assessment for Hopkins County. To request sponsorship for your organization, please complete our Sponsorship Request form.
Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville Sponsorships
- Dr. Loman C. Trover Symposium: Annual event for health care workers in the region.
- Oral Health Summit: Annual event for regional oral health providers.
- “4th Fest” Family Night: Annual family night in our wellness park.
Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville Partnerships
- Health Department and Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC):
- We work cooperatively with these organizations along with data gathered from our Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) to target and address areas of health concern in our community.
- Madisonville Community College (MCC):
- We have worked in close partnership with MCC and Hopkins County Schools for many years to support and expand nursing and allied health training programs in the area, which in addition to providing career training for local students, also helps fill the pipelines for the health workers and caregivers our facility requires.
- We have also partnered with MCC in two innovative training facilities. We have a very high-level simulation hospital that is used to train health science students throughout Western Kentucky at all levels. This facility is currently being expanded to include critical care and surgery simulation capabilities. We also built a brand-new home health training facility, located adjacent to our campus. The facility is designed as a house with two sides. One side is laid out as a typical home with a standard bathroom, stairs, and bedroom and the other side is laid out in an ADA-compliant manner, with assistive devices, wider doors, roll-in shower, etc. Both sides share a kitchen, utility room and living room. This facility provides real-life, hands-on training for home health workers, therapists, nursing students and others.
Charities Supported by Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville
Contributing to charities both local and nationally is very important to us at Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville. Our top five charities contributed to are:
- The Salvation Army
- March of Dimes
- United Way of the Coalfield
- Habitat for Humanity
- Christian Food Bank
Not only is the hospital as an organization involved in the community, but our staff and employees are very involved as well.
- Senior Team members active in local civic clubs
- Sit on boards of Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army, Women’s Triangle Recovery House, Hopkins County Community Clinic, United Way and Happy Feet
- Staff member writes weekly science literacy/community health column for local newspaper
- Staff volunteer at numerous health literacy and health screening events in the area throughout the year
- Staff support MCC, the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, Habitat for Humanity, the Women’s Triangle Recovery House, Happy Feet
- Volunteers staff the Breaking Bread food ministry, a local kitchen/food bank once a year
- Participate in Habitat builds
- Camp Butterfly-annual event to help kids deal with grief
- Senior team work as Salvation Army bell ringers
Community Awards & Recognition
Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville has received recognition for community outreach by the following:
- 2015, 2016 Corum Community Service Award awarded by the Hopkins County-Madisonville Chamber of Commerce
- United Way Platinum Awards (Multiple years)