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Located in the western portion of Kentucky, just 20 minutes from the beautiful Land Between the Lakes, there is an all-American city surrounded by a charming countryside of rich, green pastures and tree-lined country lanes. Welcome to Mayfield, Kentucky!
Population: Graves County- 37,451/ Mayfield- 10,113
Service Area: Mayfield/ Graves County, Fulton, Hickman, Clinton
Located in the heart of Mayfield, Jackson Purchase Medical Center is a 107-bed acute care facility that provides medical services to the people of Mayfield and Graves County and surrounding areas. The hospital is the sole provider of acute care in Graves County and draws patients from the eight counties of the Jackson Purchase – the section of land between the Tennessee and Mississippi River that President Andrew Jackson purchased from the Chickasaw Indians in the early 1800s. Hospital services include: Women’s Health, Primary Care, Cardiology, Nephrology, Pulmonology, General Surgery, ENT, Plastic Surgery, Allergy testing, Birthing Center, Cardiac/Pulmonary rehabilitation, Radiology, Same Day Surgery, Certified Diabetes Education, Nutrition Education, Geriatric Behavioral Health, Certified Stroke Center, Cycle V Chest Pain Accredited Center, 24-hour Critical Care unit with Intensivists, 24/7/365 Emergency Room, Podiatry, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, and Advanced Wound Healing.
Jackson Purchase Medical Center is fully accredited by The Joint Commission. We are proud to offer patients access to state-of-the-art technology including: State-of-the-art catheterization lab, 64 slice CT, Digital Mammography, and 4-D ultrasound. Jackson Purchase Medical Center’s Same Day Surgery Department recently underwent a $3 million renovation that included a fourth operating room, additional holding rooms, and expansion of storage for OR equipment.
To learn more, visit www.jacksonpurchase.com.
Mayfield is family-focused, offering a 23-acre soccer complex, public and private pools, community park systems, library and YMCA. Graves County is a real treasure trove for the antiques lover, with dozens of antique and gift shops. Mayfield is also the home of The Wooldridge Monuments, a large collection of life-sized sandstone and marble statues commissioned by Col. Henry G. Wooldridge. The recent addition of the $35,000,000 Luther F. Carson Center for the Performing Arts brings Broadway productions to the region. Near Mayfield is the tiny community of Fancy Farm, best known for what the Guinness Book of World Records calls the “largest one day barbecue and picnic on earth,” a tradition that first began in 1881. The nearby city of Paducah has an abundance of events, festivals, antique shops, art galleries, museums, good shopping and the famous Historic Riverfront.
With many educational opportunities at hand our local communities offers a county and city school system. The Graves County school system is comprised of six elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. The Mayfield City system offers one elementary school, one middle school and one high school. In addition with a short trip 25 miles south of our campus will take you to With many educational opportunities at hand our local communities offers a county and city school system. The Graves County school system is comprised of six elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. The Mayfield City system offers one elementary school, one middle school and one high school. In addition with a short trip 25 miles south of our campus will take you to Murray State University and a trip 25 miles north will take you to West Kentucky Community and Technical College as well as The University of Kentucky School of Engineering.
Outdoor recreation abounds in Graves County, with numerous golf courses, biking, hiking and horseback riding trails. Many of these are located in the Land Between the Lakes (LBL), the second largest area of forested public land east of the Mississippi River. Land Between the Lakes features 300 miles of shoreline, 170,000 acres of forest and 200 miles of trails for biking, hiking, wildlife viewing and camping. There are 26 lake access areas with boat ramps, five courtesy docks, four fishing piers and six beaches. Campers can choose from 1,535 campsites in four developed campgrounds and virtually unlimited backcountry camping. LBL facilities include a nature center, a living history farm, planetarium and observatory, a horseback riding campground, public horse stable and an off-road vehicle area. LBL is paradise for any nature lover, featuring more than 1,300 plant species, more than 230 bird species and 53 mammal species. Currently, LBL is home to a wintering eagle population of more than 150 birds and there are 11 active nesting sites. LBL has reintroduced elk, bison and the red wolf into the park and now currently claims the largest publicly owned buffalo herd in the eastern United States.