Welcome from our CEO

Daniel E. McKay

It is an honor that tens of thousands of central Kentuckians turn to Ephraim McDowell for their health care or any of the dozens of other services that we offer to improve your health and lifestyle.  As a frequent winner of the quality of care award from the Kentucky Hospital Association, recognized as one of the nation’s top 100 community hospitals, and holding highly respected gold seals of excellence from The Joint Commission for orthopedic and spine care demonstrates our commitment to providing you the highest level of health care that you will find in the commonwealth. 

Dr. Ephraim McDowell, our namesake, was an innovator in medical care and we strive to continue his legacy.  Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, our flagship hospital, was the first hospital in Kentucky to provide lung disease diagnosis and treatment using molecular testing through use of the less invasive Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy.  Our cardiologists were the first in Kentucky to use new technology for treating peripheral artery disease, and were one of only three commonwealth hospitals to employ the use of dissolving stints.  And now, Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center offers the most advanced surgical device available, the daVinci Surgical Robot.  However, it takes more than just technology to provide the quality of care you deserve.  I think you will find our people will provide personal care beyond your expectations. 

Thank you for visiting our website.  I encourage you to explore the many services that we offer our patients at our three hospitals, and the many primary care and specialty locations throughout our six-county service area.  We look forward to serving you.

Sincerely,

Daniel E. McKay

President and Chief Executive Officer

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