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2 Central Kentucky hospitals recognized in four categories of care

Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington and Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville have been recognized for outstanding performance in four categories by the Illinois-based Joint Commission on medical quality.

Central Baptist and Ephraim McDowell were recognized for their levels of care in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.

Frankfort Regional Medical Center was recognized for pneumonia and surgical care; Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital for pneumonia, heart failure and surgical care; the Hospital of Louisa for pneumonia and surgical care; Kentucky One Health in Martin for pneumonia; Middlesboro Appalachian Regional Hospital for pneumonia, heart failure and surgical care; and Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville for pneumonia.

The Joint Commission is governed by a 32-member board that includes physicians, administrators, nurses, employers, a labor representative, health plan leaders, quality experts, ethicists, a consumer advocate and educators.

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