Baptist Health Lexington


Baptist Health Lexington is building an ambulatory care center on Polo Club Boulevard in Lexington’s Hamburg neighborhood, on their land spanning 129 acres. Plans call for eventual expansion to an inpatient hospital.

Four parking locations on the hospital campus allow its clerical and medical staff, patients, and visitors quick and convenient access to their workplaces or destinations day or night – regardless of weather.

About Baptist Health

Baptist Health Lexington stands as one of the premier medical centers in Kentucky and has earned national renown as an industry leader for quality and patient safety. Recognized for outstanding performance on various quality measures – including Medicare Five Star Rating, Magnet Hospital designation for Nursing Excellence three times and U.S. News & World Report recognition as an America’s Best Hospitals since 2006, Baptist Health Lexington stands as an outstanding facility and should not be underestimated!

Established as Central Baptist Hospital in 1954, this 391-bed tertiary care hospital and primary medical research and education center is recognized for its excellence in heart and cancer care and pioneering studies conducted at its Clinical Research Center. Furthermore, Central Baptist leads in maternity with nearly 160,000 babies delivered every year; its outlying outpatient centers can be found in Georgetown, Nicholasville, and Richmond.

Hospital parking locations provide close and always available parking to hospital employees, patients, and visitors 24/7. The South Garage was the largest of these four garages, offering six parking levels for buildings 1760-1780-1800. However, heavy use had worn down its elevator equipment, leaving it more prone to failure and unsafe than ever.

CMTA worked closely with the team to design a cost-effective replacement elevator and escalator that met safety and efficiency goals. Our expertise helped increase capacity by over 50% on both, enabling more people to enter and exit safely at any time without exceeding capacity limits.

Atrial Fibrillation with Electrophysiology Services

Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) is an irregular heart rhythm that may lead to blood clots that increase stroke risk and other heart-related complications. Nationwide, AFib accounts for 750,000 hospitalizations each year and 130,000 deaths; with our population continuing to age, this rate should only continue rising.

An AFib treatment plan should focus on resetting and controlling the heartbeat, preventing blood clots, and managing symptoms effectively. An electrophysiology study must first be completed to determine an individualized therapy approach to analyze electrical activity within your heart. Our electrophysiologists work collaboratively with cardiologists and primary care doctors to develop personalized treatment plans.

Electrophysiology studies can detect abnormal heart rhythm disorders known as arrhythmias. Arrhythmias are generally caused by abnormal impulses from either your upper portions (atria) or lower chambers (ventricles) of your heart that trigger erratic, irregular, and potentially dangerously fast heartbeats – symptoms include racing heartbeats that skip or pound, shortness of breath, and lightheadedness.

An EP study will involve walking on a treadmill or pedaling a stationary bike. At the same time, your heart rate is monitored, possibly followed by an echocardiogram, chest X-ray, and perhaps medication that increases your heart rate to simulate exercise effects. Our physicians may perform cardioversion, a process used to restore normal heart rhythms.

Our experienced team of specialists, which includes cardiothoracic surgeons, electrophysiologists, and advanced nurse practitioners, can diagnose and treat complex heart rhythm disorders. Utilizing cutting-edge techniques, our doctors will restore normal heart rhythms while improving the quality of life for those with abnormal heartbeats.

Cardiovascular Services

The heart and blood vessels form the cardiovascular system in your body, pumping oxygen-rich blood throughout. On average, it will beat 60 to 100 times per minute, 24 hours per day!

Our team of specialists specializes in diagnosing and treating heart disease using advanced technology that is both efficient and patient-centric. Our noninvasive tests include electrocardiography, echocardiograms, and vascular imaging to monitor heart health. In addition to this monitoring service, cardiac catheterizations utilize thin tubes called catheters to locate blockages in arteries leading to the heart, which, when found, can be removed or displaced to allow more efficient blood flow or implant stents that keep artery walls open.

Heart and vascular services provide care to those already diagnosed with cardiovascular disease and those at risk of acquiring it through lifestyle choices. Patients at risk are usually advised to change their diet and exercise patterns to protect against further cardiovascular problems; medications that reduce cholesterol, blood pressure, and other factors that could contribute to heart attacks or strokes are available.

Even within a complex industry, it is possible to establish high-performing cardiovascular service lines that deliver on their promise of population health value. To do this, begin with an aim in mind, develop a clear clinical strategy, organize around that vision within an organized leadership and governance structure, and oversee individual disease management programs as they determine where services are delivered and by whom. However, this takes more planning and effort than some approaches might expect; its outcomes compensate for shortcomings.

Cancer Care

An unexpected cancer diagnosis can be life-altering and requires comprehensive, multidisciplinary, and technologically dependent care that spans decades and involves various specialists from physicians’ offices, outpatient diagnostic centers, hospitals, nursing homes, patients’ homes, or hospices – making comprehensive coordination difficult.

CancerCare provides free professional support services, including case management, counseling, support groups, educational workshops, publications, and financial assistance for cancer survivors. Their services are delivered by social workers as well as world-leading cancer experts.

At a time when many high-cost procedures are increasingly being outsourced to private companies, patients can often have difficulty managing their healthcare effectively – this can especially be true for cancer patients with lengthy treatment courses.

Teams of healthcare providers working closely together are often best equipped to navigate the complexity of the care continuum effectively. Such groups may include physicians, nurses, other providers, and a patient navigator who guides individuals from their initial diagnosis through survivorship while providing information about local support services.

Baptist Health Lexington is a 391-bed tertiary care facility recognized nationally for its excellence in cardiovascular and cancer care and for hosting its Clinical Research Center. Furthermore, they excel at maternal care, as nearly 160,000 babies are delivered annually! They recognized nursing excellence and were designated Magnet Hospital with multiple specialty clinics throughout their region and primary care locations in Lexington.

Women’s Health

Baptist Health Lexington’s 391-bed tertiary care hospital stands out as an educational and research leader in its region, boasting national recognition for heart and cancer care and cutting-edge research conducted at its Clinical Research Center. Furthermore, this hospital enjoys a reputation among maternity providers, with birth centers located nearby in Georgetown, Nicholasville, and Richmond.

Established as Central Baptist Hospital in 1954, its state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge technologies attract some of Kentucky’s leading physicians and healthcare professionals. Recognized for the high standard of its care, Central Baptist has earned several honors, including Magnet recognition for nursing excellence and U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospital rankings.

Today, Baptist Health Lexington has expanded to offer comprehensive points of care throughout Lexington and its surrounding counties, including Baptist Health Medical Group offices, Urgent Care services, and Occupational Medicine sites – not forgetting its outstanding research capabilities and treatment capabilities – making Baptist Health Lexington one of the preferred healthcare providers in central Kentucky.

Baptist Health Lexington Campus features four parking locations to offer its clerical and medical staff, outpatients, visitors, and guests convenient and easily accessible parking, regardless of weather conditions. South Garage was by far the busiest on campus, serving most visitors; over time, this heavy traffic and exposure had taken its toll on mechanical equipment, making the P1 elevator entrance particularly vulnerable.