Area hospital stroke program receives national quality award


Web Editor - Amanda Roberts

 PADUCAH, Ky - Stroke is one of the nation's leading causes of death and serious, long-term disability, and Paducah is lucky enough to call a local hospital an award-winning stroke care provider.

Baptist Health Paducah has received a national quality award from the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association for their stroke care for the third consecutive year.

The 'Get With the Guidelines®–Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award' recognizes the hospital's commitment and success in meeting national guidelines for stroke care.

Baptist Health Paducah is the only certified primary stroke center in Kentucky west of Owensboro, and received the award after meeting national care standards in at least 85 percent of patients for 24 conscutive months.