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Local Outreach

Going where our mission leads
Baptist Health Deaconess is privileged to serve our community. We are committed to make Madisonville a better place to live. Beyond the hospital walls, we invest $9 million a year to transform the health of our community by supporting student health and fitness, the arts, charitable organizations, research and career development.

To encourage our talented youth to explore healthcare careers and return to western Kentucky to work, Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville invests in a variety of educational efforts.

These include:

  • Madisonville Community College (MCC)/Baptist Deaconess Health Madisonville Simulation Hospital project
  • MCC BuildSmart — $ 1 million donation to the project
  • Alliances with MCC for healthcare-related careers
  • Alliance with Murray State University for CAN program
  • University of Louisville School of Medicine program and Rural Scholars High School program
  • Hosts a Family Medicine Residency program that achieved level 2 certification as a patient- centered medical home by the National Center for Quality Assurance in 2016
  • HCCTS Health Sciences classroom in Hopkins County
  • Hopkins County Community Clinic staffing
  • Athletic trainers in six area school districts provided free of charge for practices and games
  • Provides hospital professionals to speak about their careers to a variety of student groups and local organizations on and off campus throughout the year

Community of Giving
As the largest employer in our community, Baptist Health Deaconess feels a responsibility to give back in order to make our community stronger, to enrich the lives of our friends and neighbors and to strengthen the economic development opportunities for our region.

Some of the organizations that we have supported over the past few years are:

  • Glema Mahr Center for the Arts 
  • Mahr Park at Hidden Hills 
  • MCC BuildSmart Campaign 
  • Friday Night Live 
  • Madisonville Miners 
  • Hoptown Hoppers 
  • FOP Shop with a Cop 
  • Lifestyle Expo in Muhlenberg County 
  • Felix Martin Hall Theater 
  • March of Dimes
  • Baptist Deaconess Health Madisonville Foundation 
  • United Way of the Coalfield 
  • Salvation Army 
  • Lu-Ray Park 
  • Leadership Hopkins County 
  • Chambers of Commerce 
  • Supplies Over Seas 
  • Project Fit America 
  • Local school and sports organizations 
  • Numerous 5k events

Since 2014, Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville has invested over $165,000 in Project Fit America fitness equipment and curriculum in 10 schools to improve the health of our communities, one neighborhood at a time. Kentuckians have some of the nation’s worst health statistics — high rates of obesity, diabetes, smoking, heart disease and cancer. We believe the best way to change it is to start early, so we invest in school fitness programs to help youth develop lifelong healthy habits.

Current Project Fit schools are: Longest Elementary, West Broadway Elementary, Sinking Fork Elementary, Central City Elementary, Pride Elementary, Grapevine Elementary, Freedom Elementary, Whitesville Elementary, Pembroke Elementary and Sebree Elementary.

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