About Baptist Health Lexington
Baptist Health Lexington
1740 Nicholasville Road
Lexington, KY 40503
Baptist Health Lexington, a 391-bed tertiary care facility, is also a major medical research and education center. Established in 1954, Baptist Health Lexington is recognized for its excellence in heart care and cancer care, and the hospital’s Clinical Research Center conducts groundbreaking research in both fields as well as in several other disciplines.
Baptist Health Lexington continues to lead in maternity care, having delivered nearly 150,000 babies. The hospital operates six outlying outpatient centers, including locations in Georgetown, Nicholasville and Richmond.
Baptist Health Lexington has been distinguished three times as a Top Performer by The Joint Commission and has been named a Magnet® hospital for nursing excellence three times.U.S. News & World Report ranked Baptist Health Lexington #1 in Kentucky in both 2014 and 2015 in its Best Hospital rankings.
Locally, Baptist Health Lexington has been recognized for 10 years in a row as “Favorite Hospital” and “Favorite Place to Have a Baby” in the Readers’ Choice poll conducted by the Lexington Herald-Leader.
Baptist Health demonstrates the love of Christ by providing and coordinating care and improving health in our communities.
Baptist Health will lead the transformation to healthier communities.
Our Faith-Based Values
Baptist Health will live out its Christ-centered mission and achieve its vision guided by the following faith-based values: Integrity, Respect, Compassion, Excellence, Collaboration and Joy.
Commitment to Patient Safety
Baptist Health is committed to improving patient outcomes by creating a highly reliable organization focused on a culture of safety, process excellence and zero patient harm.
Nestled amidst the picturesque horse farms and rolling hills of Kentucky’s Bluegrass Region, Lexington is the second largest city in Kentucky, with 310,797 people living in the Lexington-Fayette County census area. Rooted in history, the city was established near explorer Daniel Boone’s home at Boonesboro, one of the first settlements in the state.
Often called the “horse capital of the world,” Lexington provides many opportunities to learn about horses and watch horse racing, including the legendary Keeneland Race Course, The Thoroughbred Center training facility, Kentucky Horse Park, and The Red Mile Harness Track, the second oldest horse racing track in the nation. Many retired Kentucky Derby champions live at Kentucky Horse Park and on horse farms in the surrounding areas.
The University of Kentucky has a large presence in Lexington, with its sports teams drawing fans from across the state to cheer on the Wildcats on game days. The city also is home to Transylvania University, Lexington Theological Seminary, and Bluegrass Community and Technical College, and is within a short drive of a number of other colleges and universities.
Kentucky is known worldwide for its bourbon whiskey, with five historic distilleries in the Lexington area and others within a short drive of the city. A number of smaller, craft distilleries are scattered across the region, along with craft beer breweries and wineries, most of which offer tastings and tours.