Health Care in Danville, KY

By Jason Zasky on December 16, 2012 at 12:00 pm EST

PHOTO CREDIT: Antony Boshier

Boyle County residents have access to a wealth of health-care services, including those provided by Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, one of the most highly regarded hospitals in Kentucky.

Ephraim McDowell Health

Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, a nonprofit, 222-bed hospital in the heart of downtown Danville, is making a name for itself in the communities it serves by providing the highest level of care across a wide range of specialties.

For example, the Joint Commission has awarded the hospital Gold Seals of ApprovalĀ for total hip and total knee replacement, as well as spinal fusion and laminectomy care. For its part, the Ephraim McDowell Heart & Vascular Institute's team of board-certified cardiologists provides some of the most sophisticated cardiac and arterial care available in the state.

Other components of the Ephraim McDowell Health system include: the OrthoSpineCenter, which features a rehabilitation gym and a rehabilitation apartment; a Diabetes & Endocrinology Center that provides individualized treatment and education programs to manage adult-onset, juvenile and pregnancy-related diabetes, as well as endocrine system conditions such as thyroid problems and pituitary irregularities; and McDowell Wellness Center, a physical fitness and rehabilitation center that offers the latest in fitness equipment,an aerobics studio and a six-lane indoor pool.

A Children's Place, a child learning and development center, provides age-specific programming to children up to 10 years of age, and Kids Can Do Pediatric Therapy Center is the only therapy center dedicated to children in south central Kentucky.

Top Cancer Care

Danville is also home to the Ephraim McDowell Commonwealth Cancer Center, part of a fully integrated, comprehensive cancer care facility on Techwood Drive that allows individuals challenged by a diagnosis of cancer to remain close to home for treatment. The center aligns radiation oncology (21st Century Radiation Oncology), medical oncology and a variety of support services at one easily accessible location.

Assisted Living

Boyle County is home to several well-regarded living facilities for older adults, including McDowell Place of Danville, a spacious and comfortable independent and assisted living community offering daily activities, Charleston Health Care Center (a 90-bed facility with private and semi-private rooms, known for its family atmosphere), and Kindred Nursing & Rehabilitation in Danville, a 106-bed, for-profit nursing home. Baptist Homes is a private company with a reputation for hiring skilled, highly experienced nurses.

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