Baptist Health Lexington (Ky.) | 100 great hospitals in America 2016
Baptist Health Lexington (Ky.). Baptist Health Lexington is a 383-bed tertiary care facility, as well as a major medical research and education center. The hospital operates six outlying outpatient centers, including Kentucky locations in Georgetown, Nicholasville and Richmond. It is especially well-known for its excellence in heart care and cancer care, but has also made a mark in maternity care, having delivered approximately 150,000 babies in its history.
Baptist Health Lexington was established in 1954, and the organization has since received a number of accolades. Just last fall, Kentucky consumers voted three Baptist Health hospitals as the No. 1 healthcare facility in their hometowns. Additionally, U.S. News & World Report ranked Baptist Health Lexington No. 1 in Kentucky in its 2015-16 rankings.
Nationally, Baptist Health Corbin, Lexington and Richmond received high patient safety scores in the Leapfrog Group's latest Hospital Safety Score survey. Baptist Health Corbin and Baptist Health Lexington both received A scores, while Baptist Health Richmond followed closely with a B score. Baptist Health Lexington is also a designated Magnet hospital for nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
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