Paducah Neuro & Stroke Care

Region’s premier neurosurgery, stroke care

In the hospital’s 19-bed inpatient neurological unit and specialized outpatient departments, patients are served by neurosurgeons, neurologists, registered nurses and other hospital staff, including physical, occupational and speech therapists.


With a neurosurgeon available at Baptist Health Paducah around the clock, patients don’t have to worry about being flown hours away if an accident results in brain or spine injury, or if a patient suffers from brain or spine disease.

Our neurosurgeons have access to $4 million in recent technology investments:

  • The TrueBeam Radiotherapy System by Varian integrates imaging and radiation to deliver radiotherapy, such as stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiation Therapy (SBRT).
  • Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) is a noninvasive, safe diagnostic method to learn how a normal, diseased or injured brain is working, as well as assess potential risks of surgery or other invasive treatments of the brain. It determines which part of the brain is handling critical functions, such as thought, speech, movement and sensation.
  • The Brainlab cranial surgery navigation system guides the surgeon during surgery to those affected areas only, sparing other brain tissue.

Neurology and stroke care

Lifesaving stroke care is available at our Joint Commission-certified and nationally recognized stroke center. Our stroke team has been recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for meeting or exceeding the target time between patient arrival and administration of treatment.

Baptist Health Paducah has been certified after each consecutive survey following the initial Joint Commission Seal of Approval as an advanced primary stroke center in 2010. In addition, it has achieved Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, Target: Stroke Honor Roll.

The Baptist Health Foundation Paducah hosts the annual Spokes for Strokes cycling event each year to raise money for new lifesaving technology and community stroke education.