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Baptist Hospital East

Baptist Hospital East, accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, is a 407 bed acute care hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. It was founded in 1975, and is a member of the Baptist HealthCare System, which is one of Kentucky's largest not-for-profit healthcare providers. The hospital is Louisville's premier East End medical center and offers specialized services for women's health, cancer, heart, orthopedics, neurosurgery, emergency care, rehabilitation, sleep disorders, occupational health, and behavioral health, including psychiatric and chemical dependency care. The Cancer Center, with its radiation center, offers comprehensive cancer care for patients and provides necessary information to those diagnosed with cancer, along with cancer prevention information. The Center for Behavioral Health assists in emotional, drug and alcohol problems. Heart services at the hospital include comprehensive diagnostic services, open heart surgery, and cardiac rehabilitation. Along with general medical and surgical services, Baptist Hospital East offers a variety of programs to meet the community's healthcare needs. The hospital provides education and support for patients, families, and the community as a whole through its Community Education Center. The hospital reaches out to thousands of people each year in the community through special classes, screenings, support groups, and seminars that are designed to help people live healthier, fuller lives. Various educational programs are available at the hospital on a broad range of topics from babysitting to women's health. Baptist Hospital East has earned a number of awards for providing quality healthcare. It is among the top five hospitals in the state for total joint replacement surgery, maternity care, and emergency services.