Foundation receives Carson-Myre Charitable Foundation grant

March 02, 2016

The Baptist Health Paducah Foundation was recently awarded a $195,000 grant from the Carson-Myre Charitable Foundation to purchase electrophysiology lab equipment.

March 3, 2016 — Baptist Health Paducah Foundation was recently awarded a $195,000 grant from the Carson-Myre Charitable Foundation to help purchase a new RHYTHMIA HDxTM Mapping and Navigation System, which will complement the current electrophysiology lab equipment.

Baptist Health Paducah opened the area’s first full-service electrophysiology lab last year to diagnose and treat irregular heart beat (known as arrhythmia), or problems with the electrical system of the heart, also funded by the Carson-Myre Charitable Foundation.

“Baptist Health Foundation Paducah is honored to once again partner with the Carson-Myre Charitable Foundation to improve the health of our community,” said Baptist Health Paducah president William A. Brown.  “Their generosity will make a direct impact as we strive to fulfill our vision of transforming the health of our community.  We are grateful for their support.”

The Carson-Myre Foundation was started by the late Jane Carson Myre and, her husband, the late Louis Myre, MD. In 2007, the foundation gave $500,000 to the Baptist Heart Center just before it opened.

Dr. Myre was on staff at Baptist for approximately 30 years before retiring in the mid-1980s. In the 1960s, he, along with Drs. C. Pittman Orr and W.P. (Pete) Hall, set up the hospital’s first cardiac ward with five beds. The hospital continues to lead the region in cardiac care, from having the first open-heart surgery in 1985 to the first nationally-accredited chest pain center in 2008.

Baptist Health Foundation Paducah is a 501 © (3) organization that supports Baptist Health Paducah. Gifts to the foundation enable the hospital to expand services, finance new construction and purchase advanced medical equipment to continue to provide our patients with the best quality care.

 

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