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Baptist Health celebrating 90 years in Kentucky

Birthday parties planned for Sept. 28

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 11, 2014) — In celebration of serving Kentuckians for 90 years, Baptist Health is throwing birthday parties at all seven hospitals from 2-4 p.m. on Sept. 28.

Hospitals are in Louisville, La Grange, Lexington, Richmond, Corbin, Paducah and Madisonville. Each location will hold drawings to give away an iPad and a Fitbit to lucky winners, and each will have a photo booth to capture family photos.

Baptist Health Louisville.
Baptist Health Louisville.

The public is invited to attend the parties.

Anyone born in a Baptist hospital or who wants to share their story about Baptist Health is encouraged to do so online at “Share your Baptist story.”

The anniversary events commemorate the opening of the original Kentucky Baptist Hospital in Louisville in 1924.

“A lot has changed since then,” said Baptist Health CEO Stephen Hanson. “But our mission remains the same: to help our communities stay healthier. With your support, we look forward to serving our communities for another 90 years.”

As the state’s largest health system, Baptist Health performs one in five open heart surgeries, treats one in four new cancer patients, and helps welcome one in four babies in Kentucky. It also serves thousands of patients outside its hospital walls each year — through physician practices, home care visits, urgent care centers and other outpatient services. The Baptist Health system includes more than 2,100 licensed hospital beds and more than 15,000 employees.