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Baptist Health Deaconess earns recognition for efforts to improve cardiovascular treatment

Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville has received two American Heart Association Achievement Awards for implementing quality improvement measures that ensure cardiovascular patients receive efficient and coordinated care, ultimately leading to more lives saved, shorter recovery times and fewer returns to the hospital.
09/23/2021

Commonly-Asked Questions about Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville Joint Venture

Additional information about the Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville Joint Venture
09/09/2021

Mohan Rao, MD named Chief Medical Officer for Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville

Mohan Rao, MD, has been named the new Chief Medical Officer for Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville effective September 1, 2021. 
09/03/2021

Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville begins journey as newly-formed joint venture

Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville, the newly-formed joint venture of Baptist Health and Deaconess Health System, will celebrate its first day as a new organization with the unveiling of a new logo and signage.
 
With assistance from the Hopkins County Regional Chamber of Commerce, a ribbon-cutting was held at 10 a.m. featuring the unveiling of the logo for the new organization, and new signage at the facility.
09/01/2021

Baptist health Madisonville Suspends Visitation at Hospital, Medical offices Due to COVID-19 Surge

Effective Wednesday, August 25 Baptist Health Madisonville is suspending visitation for most patients in the hospital and medical group practices, and allowing only essential caregivers to accompany patients for medical appointments or tests. There will be very limited exceptions.
08/25/2021

Baptist Health Madisonville Gifted Painting by Local Artist

An anonymous donor has purchased "Pandemic Heroes Heartache," a painting by local Madisonville artist Tonia Leal and donated it to the staff of Baptist Health Madisonville.

The donor stated it was given as a symbol that our local community recognizes the tremendous effort and care our frontline workers are giving every day.


07/29/2021

Baptist Health Madisonville restricts visitation at hospital, medical offices

Effective Wednesday, July 28 Baptist Health Madisonville is again restricting visitation for most patients in the hospital and medical group practices by allowing only essential caregivers to accompany patients for medical appointments or tests. There will be limited exceptions.
07/27/2021

Visitation policy revised for Baptist Health Madisonville

Effective Tuesday, June 1, Baptist Health Madisonville is revising the visitation policy for most patients in the hospital and medical group practices to allow two essential caregivers to accompany patients for medical appointments or tests. There will be limited exceptions.
07/16/2021

Baptist Health Madisonville celebrates TCAR procedure milestone

Baptist Health Madisonville has performed our 50th Transcarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR) procedure.  TCAR is a clinically proven, minimally invasive procedure to treat carotid artery disease and help prevent future strokes.
07/12/2021

Baptist Health, Deaconess agree to jointly operate Madisonville hospital, medical group

The Baptist Health and Deaconess Health System boards of directors have finalized an agreement to jointly operate the Madisonville hospital and medical group effective Sept. 1.

In the first sign of change, the hospital’s new name was revealed – Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville.


07/01/2021

Baptist Health Madisonville linked to telestroke program for remote treatment

Baptist Health Madisonville is a link in the health system's telestroke program, using technology to bring the expertise of doctors with advanced training in treating strokes to patients in other, remote locations. 

These stroke experts work with the patient’s local Emergency Department physicians to recommend diagnosis and treatment. Physicians communicate via digital video cameras aided by internet telecommunications, smartphones, tablets and other technology.


06/21/2021

Baptist Health Madisonville Wound Care offers tips for warm weather, wounds, burns, bites

The positive change in temperature means more people participating in outdoor activities.  Skin conditions and wounds are prevalent during this time of year due to sun exposure, insect and spider bites, outdoor grill and firework activity, and other general mishaps. 

Baptist Health Madisonville Wound Care wants to keep families safe, happy and healthy this summer by helping them to stay vigilant and taking appropriate action against warm weather woes.  Staff and providers use these tips for their own family members. 


06/08/2021

Baptist Health Madisonville revises visitation policy for hospital, medical offices

Effective Tuesday, June 1, Baptist Health Madisonville is revising the visitation policy for most patients in the hospital and medical group practices to allow two essential caregivers to accompany patients for medical appointments or tests. There will be limited exceptions.
06/01/2021

It's time to schedule your cancer screening

Adding to the list of things disrupted by the pandemic, many elective medical procedures, including cancer screenings, were largely put on hold to prioritize urgent needs and to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 in healthcare settings. 

If you had an appointment for a screening that was canceled or postponed, talk with your healthcare team about when to reschedule. Taking into consideration your personal and family history, other risk factors, and the timing of your last screening test, your provider can discuss balancing the risks and benefits of being screened now.


04/20/2021

If you had COVID-19, you should still get a vaccine

There are several reasons why someone who’s been infected with COVID-19 should still get the vaccine when they’re eligible. This includes people who have serious cases, involving hospitalization, as well as mild and even asymptomatic infections.

Your natural immunities don’t last forever.


04/19/2021

Baptist Health Madisonville Foundation receives WHAS Crusade For Children Grant

The LiteGait is a gait training device that simultaneously controls weight bearing, posture, and balance over a treadmill or over ground.  The unique harness allows unilateral or bilateral support while allowing progression of weight bearing so gait training can begin earlier in the rehabilitation process.  It suspends the patient and allows the clinician to manually assist lower extremities and pelvis to achieve proper gait patterns.


03/09/2021

Baptist Health Madisonville names new director of philanthropy

Austin Elliott has been named the Director of Philanthropy for the Baptist Health Madisonville Foundation. 

“I am thrilled to join the team at Baptist Health Madisonville and excited to not only increase the awareness of the phenomenal services provided here, but also offer a way for our community to support growth and innovation through the power of philanthropy,” Elliott said.


03/03/2021

Baptist Health Madisonville creates dedicated COVID-19 vaccine appointment phone line

Baptist Health Madisonville is a regional vaccine clinic site for administration of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine.  The Pfizer vaccine requires two doses to be given 21 days apart.

Beginning Thursday, February 11 those that prefer to schedule via telephone will now have that option by calling 270.825.7330.  This phone line is only for scheduling Covid-19 vaccine and not appointments or procedures of any other nature. 


02/10/2021

Baptist Health Madisonville promotes Oglesby to vice president role

Lorie Oglesby, MBA, RN, SPHR, SHRM-SCP has been named Vice President, Human Resources and Education at Baptist Health Madisonville.

As Vice President, Lorie’s oversight will again be expanded to include the entire Baptist Health Madisonville Education Division.


01/25/2021

Baptist Health Madisonville Earns Clean Facility Certificate from AHE

Baptist Health Madisonville has earned a Clean Facility Certificate from the Association for the Health Care Environment (AHE), the recognized authority in health care environmental services, and professional membership group of the American Hospital Association. AHE released the Pathways to Clean certificate program as a resource for members and the environmental services community at large in response to COVID-19.
01/22/2021

Baptist Health Madisonville names new chief nursing officer

Christy Littrell BSN, RN-BC has been named Baptist Health Madisonville’s newest chief nursing officer, replacing Denise Dunn, BSN, RN, CPHQ.

Christy obtained an LPN and later graduated with her RN in 1996 from Southeastern Illinois College. Her first nursing job was with Hardin County General Hospital where she served as an RN/OR & CS Supervisor/Infection Control Nurse from 1995-2004.


01/15/2021

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