Baptist Health Paducah attains highest honor from American College of Cardiology for fourth year

Baptist Health Paducah. April 24, 2024

PADUCAH, KY (April 11, 2024) - For the fourth consecutive year, Baptist Health Paducah has been awarded the prestigious distinction from the American College of Cardiology as HeartCARE Center National Distinction of Excellence Designation for 2024. Baptist Health Paducah was first recognized for this award in 2021 and is only one of four hospitals in Kentucky and the only hospital in the region with this distinction.

The HeartCARE Center National Distinction of Excellence is the highest honor the ACC awards. Baptist Health Paducah earned this award by demonstrating a commitment to comprehensive, high-quality culture and cardiovascular care through comprehensive process improvement, disease and procedure-specific accreditation, professional excellence and community engagement.

“These honors are a testament to the continued dedication and hard work of our physicians and the entire cardiovascular team,” said Craig Beavers, vice president of operations. “Baptist Health Paducah has always been the heart care leader of the region, and we continue to be committed to providing the highest quality cardiovascular care.”

 In addition to the HeartCARE Center National Distinction of Excellence, Baptist Health Paducah maintains the American College of Cardiology’s Transcatheter Valve Certification and Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation with PCI. Baptist Health Paducah is the only hospital in the region to earn all three honors.

“Achieving this accreditation was a tremendous effort made by our entire team,” said Elisha Richardson, director of cardiovascular services of the Carson-Myre Heart Center. “We provide evidenced based world-class heart and vascular services right here in the Purchase region. I’m incredibly proud of our organization and team. This achievement speaks to the quality of not only the Cath Lab, but also the cardiovascular service line as a whole. Our communities have been and will continue to benefit from this effort.”

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