Baptist Health Paducah receives Womens Choice Award as one of Americas Best Hospitals for Orthopedics

May 25, 2016

For the second year in a row, Baptist Health Paducah has received the Women's Choice Award as one of America's Best Hospitals for Orthopedics.

Paducah, KY – May 25, 2016 –For the second year in a row, Baptist Health Paducah has received the Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics.

The 426 hospitals who received the honor provide comprehensive orthopedics services, indicating a minimal number of arthroscopy, joint replacements and spine surgery services, as well as offering onsite MRI and physical therapy. About 2400 orthopedic surgeries are performed at Baptist Health Paducah each year.

“We are honored that women recognize the efforts of our staff to provide the best care possible in a safe, healing environment,” said hospital president William A. Brown. “We take pride in providing patients and their loved ones with true compassion and quality care.”

This evidence-based designation is the only orthopedics award that identifies the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that considers female patient satisfaction, clinical excellence and what women say they want from a hospital. Hospitals with abnormally high rates of surgical complications and infections do not receive this award.


Barbie Jessup of Paducah said her mother recently received wonderful care from the surgical and nursing staff at Baptist Health Paducah following orthopedic surgery. “She healed well, and the nurses treated her with respect and dignity, which made her stay much more bearable,” Jessup said.  “They also were kind and accommodating to me as her caregiver. I have been cared for at Baptist myself, and the experience was the same. They show great teamwork and sensitivity to patient needs.”

The award signifies Baptist Health Paducah’s commitment and passion to providing an extraordinary healthcare experience for women and all patients, said Delia Passi, CEO and founder of the Women’s Choice Award. “Being treated with the proper level of care impacts one’s health, well-being, and healing so it is critical for women to know those hospitals that have demonstrated the highest level of quality care for their patients, with a special focus on the needs and preferences of women,” Passi said.