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Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville

Trover Clinic Foundation, now Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville, was established in 1957. It is a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) medical services and education corporation. Its three divisions work together to provide a comprehensive, integrated healthcare delivery system.

The Hospital Division consists of Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville and the many services it provides.

The Clinical Division consists of approximately 100 physicians located in several offices throughout western Kentucky. The main clinic in Madisonville serves as the specialty referral center, and represented with virtually all medical specialties and subspecialties.

The Dr. Loman C. Trover Medical Education and Research Center division includes the Family Medicine Residency Program, which is central to its educational activities. Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville plays an important role in preparing primary care physicians for rural areas. The University of Louisville and Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville established the U of L School of Medicine Trover Campus in Madisonville in 1998. Medical students complete their 3rd and 4th year of medical school at Baptist Health Madisonville. The Dr. Loman C. Trover Medical Education and Research Center division also hosts the West Area Health Education Center also hosts West AHEC which provides opportunities for extramural education to approximately 200 medical and health sciences students per year from many universities. These students spend time in the Madisonville area completing clinical rotations. This teaching environment is also enhanced by the Baptist Health/Murray State University Program of Nurse Anesthesia – one of only two CRNA training programs based in Kentucky.

The Hospital
The hospital at Baptist Health Deaconess is a 410-bed hospital completed and occupied in late 1979, replacing the 272-bed Hopkins County Hospital. Baptist Health Deaconess is a full service tertiary care hospital providing a full range of medical services from all aspects of general and specialty medicine, including open heart, orthopedic, thoracic, and vascular. The hospital admits more than 11,000 patients and delivers about 1,000 babies each year. The Emergency Department sees approximately 31,000 patients per year.

Baptist Health Deaconess has fully equipped medical, surgical, pediatric, and obstetric divisions as well as intensive care, coronary care and transitional care units. Complete laboratory and radiology services including MRI and CT scans are available, as is a mobile PET scan unit.

Residents have access to a medical library with more than 1,000 volumes, 200 journals, an excellent audio and videotape library, and full internet access. The medical library is available to residents on a 24-hour basis and it staffed by a fulltime librarian during its regular hours of operation.

In addition to the main hospital building, Baptist Health Deaconess operates several programs located in separate facilities.

  • Merle M. Mahr Cancer Center
  • Baptist Health Deaconess Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Baptist Health Deaconess Home Care
  • Baptist Health Deaconess Hospice
  • Jack L Hamman Heart & Vascular Center
  • Baptist Health Deaconess Women’s Care

Baptist Health Deaconess is in every aspect a cutting-edge, regional medical facility. This institution will remain a medical leader as it continues to develop and perfect new diagnostic and treatment programs.

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