Celebrating 10 Years of Baptist Health Richmond

August 31, 2022

Baptist Health Richmond is kicking off a week-long celebration to honor the accomplishments.

RICHMOND, KY (September 1, 2022) – September 1, 2022 marks 10 years since Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center – known today as Baptist Health Richmond - joined the Baptist Health system.

“The unwavering leadership and dedication of many key individuals made this historic partnership possible with one goal in mind – to bring new services and strengthen existing services the hospital provides to Madison and surrounding counties,” said Greg D. Gerard, president of Baptist Health Richmond. “After 10 years, Baptist Health has fulfilled the promises made to our hospital.”

From recruiting 64 new providers to investing almost $60 million in capital investments, Baptist Health continues to improve the quality and accessibility of healthcare for Madison and surrounding counties.

Other key investments and achievements include:

  • New services including behavioral health, cancer care, cardiac interventions, retail pharmacy and bariatric surgery.
  • Facility upgrades such as the emergency department expansion and renovation to include all private patient rooms.
  • New technology including 3D mammography, nuclear medicine, MRI, CT, cardiac catheterization lab, patient monitoring systems and state-of-the-art patient beds for safety.
  • More access to care at Baptist Health Medical Group Internal Medicine located at Meridian Way and Baptist Health Medical Group Family Medicine located in Berea.
  • A commitment to enhancing patient safety and experience. The hospital most recently received its 4th consecutive Leapfrog ‘A’ for safety.

“We’re proud of the investments and achievements accomplished over the past 10 years, but looking forward to the next 10 years is even more exciting. Addressing the health needs of all we serve is our top priority and we will continue to be innovative and thoughtful in how we can continue to grow to meet those needs,” Gerard said.

Later this year the Thrive Center at Baptist Health will open including an 11-bed inpatient behavioral health service and renovation of the Emergency Department to include a designated treatment area for patients experiencing a mental health crisis.

In 2023, Cancer Care services will be expanding and relocating to a new, more convenient location on the hospital’s campus.

New services including a mobile healthcare clinic and patient food bank will open to address the social determinants of health for patients.

Starting Friday, Sept. 2, Baptist Health Richmond is kicking off a week-long celebration to honor the accomplishments made throughout the past 10 years. From welcoming all Madison County Schools first grade students to the hospital for a Teddy Bear Fair to celebrating with our staff, Baptist Health Richmond is thankful for this opportunity to acknowledge everyone who played an instrumental role in the expansion of services and technology for patients.

As the journey continues for Baptist Health Richmond, we invite members of the community to join us during this exciting time in healthcare. To learn more, we invite you to contact the Baptist Health Foundation Richmond at 859.625.3939.