Baptist Hospital Madisonville http://wkms.org en Three West Kentucky Hospitals Name New Presidents http://wkms.org/post/three-west-kentucky-hospitals-name-new-presidents <p>Three West Kentucky Hospitals have named new CEO's this week.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">William Brown will lead Baptist Health Paducah, Michael </span>Baumgartner<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;will lead Baptist Health </span>Madisonville<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Phillip Patterson will head the </span>Owensboro<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Health Hospital.&nbsp; Brown will also assume the newly created title of West Regional Executive to oversee operations of both the Paducah and </span>Madisonville<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Baptist health campuses.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 19:26:36 +0000 Rob Canning 34407 at http://wkms.org Three West Kentucky Hospitals Name New Presidents Baptist Health Madisonville Names New President http://wkms.org/post/baptist-health-madisonville-names-new-president <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Michael </span>Baumgartner<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is the new president of Baptist Health </span>Madisonville<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. </span>Baumgartner<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> currently serves as president of St. Francis Medical Center in Shakopee</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Minnesota and has 37-years of healthcare related experience.&nbsp; Current President Bert Whitaker announced his retirement in April after seven years with the hospital. Baptist Health is the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Kentucky. </span>Baumgartner<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will start his new position once Whitaker retires&nbsp;September </span>23rd<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 15:04:34 +0000 Rob Canning 34399 at http://wkms.org Baptist Health Madisonville Names New President Baptist Health Madisonville Launches New Health Care Model http://wkms.org/post/baptist-health-madisonville-launches-new-health-care-model <p>Madisonville's Baptist Health center is the company’s first location to adopt a new model for its primary care centers to try to better educate residents and increase efficiency. The Patient-Centered Home Care model introduces new focus on team treatment that helps prepare residents for the world of medicine by pooling the staff's individual roles together so that each patient is treated by a team of physicians rather than one. Baptist Health officials say this type of care ensures nothing is missed in the patient's care. Thu, 02 May 2013 20:49:56 +0000 Rob Canning 31333 at http://wkms.org Baptist Health Madisonville Launches New Health Care Model Madisonville Hospital Bans Smoking http://wkms.org/post/madisonville-hospital-bans-smoking <p></p><p>Hospital patients, employees and visitors will be banned from smoking, using chewing tobacco and puffing on electronic cigarettes at Baptist Hospital Madisonville and its various campuses around western Kentucky. The hospital is implementing the new rule on Tuesday. Hospital CEO Bert Whitaker says both patients and visitors have objected to entering the hospital through a cloud of cigarette smoke that wafted over from nearby smoking areas. Mon, 31 Dec 2012 15:22:13 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 26247 at http://wkms.org Madisonville Hospital Bans Smoking