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Awards and Accreditations

Baptist Health Deaconess in Madisonville is proudly accredited by the Joint Commission, the nation's oldest and largest standard-setting and accrediting body in healthcare. In 2008, we received the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval. The accreditation award recognizes our dedication to complying with the Joint Commission's advanced standards on a continuous basis.

Over the years, Baptist Health Madisonville received numerous awards, recognitions, and accreditations, including the following:

Accreditation for Pathology
Baptist Health is accredited by the College of American Pathologist. This internationally recognized program goes beyond regulatory compliance and provides a solid foundation for quality practices, helping laboratories achieve the highest standards of excellence to positively impact patient care.

Accredited By the American College of Radiology
Baptist Health is accredited by the American College of Radiology for Mammography at Baptist Health Medical Associates and Baptist Health Women's Care.

Accreditation by the Commission on Cancer
The Merle M. Mahr Cancer Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. The Commission on Cancer is the only multidisciplinary accreditation program for cancer programs in the United States. It promotes accountable quality care through comprehensive standards that guide treatment and ensure patient-centered cancer care; unique reporting tools to benchmark performance and improve outcomes; and educational interventions and targeted training opportunities

The U of L Baptist Health Campus is recognized by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education as a geographically separate campus of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. The LCME is a professional accrediting body and is a Joint Committee of the American Medical Association and the Association of American Medical Colleges.

University of Louisville is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, bachelor, master, specialist, doctoral, and first-professional degrees (D.M.D., J.D., M.D.).

Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs since 1992

Postgraduate Pharmacy Residency Program is Accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

The Family Medicine Residency Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Accredited through the Kentucky Medical Association to provide AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits.

Baptist Health has been recognized as a “Most Wired” organization. The award recognizes hospitals and health systems that demonstrate excellence in IT implementation and innovation to improve their institutions' overall operations and patient care.


  • U.S. News & World Report's Annual Best Nursing Homes
    Transitional Care


  • Kentucky Hospital Association Quality Award
    Women's Care
  • U.S. News & World Report's annual Best Nursing Homes
    Transitional Care


  • National MCH Epidemiology Awards 2011 Effective Practice - Community Level Award
    Women's Care


  • Kentucky Hospital Association Quality Award
  • William J. Gies Award for Outstanding Innovation
    Women's Care


  • Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals: National Benchmarks


  • Outreach Scholarship W.K. Kellogg Foundation Engagement Award
    Women's Care


  • CenteringPregnancy® Program Best in Practice Honor
    Women's Care
  • Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Jack L. Hamman Heart & Vascular Center
  • AV FISTULA Champion Surgeons
    Jack L. Hamman Heart & Vascular Center
  • Top 100 Cardiovascular Hospital
    Jack L. Hamman Heart & Vascular Center


  • Quality Respiratory Care Recognition from the American Association for Respiratory Care
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