Clark Regional Medical Center Publishes 2020 Community Benefit Report

Report highlights hospital’s continued impact on Central Kentucky in a historic year

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Clark Regional Medical Center published its community benefit report for the 2020 calendar year. The annual report showcases the broad scope of the hospital’s contributions to Winchester and the Central Kentucky area and illustrates how the organization contributes to the physical and economic health of the communities it serves – an investment which became even more essential in a historic year. 

“Our mission of Making Communities Healthier has always been central to the role we play in Central Kentucky,” says Matt Smith, chief executive officer (CEO) of Clark Regional Medical Center. “But as the COVID-19 pandemic began to impact our region, our mission became even more critical. As part of LifePoint Health – a national healthcare network that provided quality care for more than 20,000 COVID-19 patients in 2020, we continued our legacy of quality care to protect and enhance the health of our neighbors. We achieved this due to the hard work and commitment of our wonderful team of providers, employees and volunteers, and the support of those we serve.”

Clark Regional Medical Center’s 2020 community benefit report showcases its continued focus on meeting the region’s evolving healthcare needs through welcoming new providers, expanding service lines and continually investing in its facilities and care technology. In 2020 alone, Clark Regional Medical Center added 74 providers in a number of specialties including interventional cardiology, pulmonology, podiatry and neurology; and made $4.9 million in capital improvements, including an interventional cardiology expansion and cath lab, endobronchial ultrasound equipment and new COVID-19 treatment equipment and supplies. 

Additionally, a donation of over $15.5 million in healthcare services to those in need demonstrates the hospital’s ongoing commitment to ensuring access to care for everyone, regardless of their ability to pay. 

Clark Regional Medical Center is also dedicated to creating places where physicians want to practice and employees want to work. In 2020, the hospital distributed more than $40 million in salaries, wages and benefits for its nearly 600 employees, and provided over $270,000 in professional development and tuition assistance to help its staff grow professionally and expand their expertise and experience to continue finding newer and better ways to care for patients.

This year’s annual report also highlights the hospital’s role as a leader in the communities it serves. Last year, the organization paid $4,826,157 in local and state taxes, demonstrating its dedication to fiscal responsibility, being a good community partner and supporting the economic health of Clark County. Additionally, the hospital is proud to support local activities and organizations in myriad ways, including sponsorships for the American Heart Association, Achieving Recovery Together, Leadership Winchester, Winchester-Clark Chamber of Commerce, and Kiwanis.

“We are grateful to call Winchester home and are proud to contribute to its economic and physical well-being,” said Smith. “We are incredibly thankful for the support of our community over the past year. As we look to the future, we are inspired to enhance our healthcare services to improve health outcomes in Central Kentucky.”

The complete 2020 community benefit report for Clark Regional Medical Center is available at www.ClarkRegional.org. 

About Clark Regional Medical Center

Clark Regional Medical Center, part of LifePoint Health®, provides high-quality healthcare services in the east Central Kentucky region and is dedicated to Making Communities Healthier®. A 79-bed, acute care facility, Clark Regional Medical Center offers a wide range of both inpatient and outpatient services, including emergency medicine, cardiology, general surgery, oncology/hematology, orthopedics, radiology, rehabilitation services, transitional care, women’s services, women’s imaging (including 3D mammography) and wound care. The hospital has been recognized for its commitment to quality care and patient safety by national organizations such as the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American College of Cardiology (Chest Pain Center accreditation), American College of Radiology, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety and the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. Additionally, Clark Regional Medical Center has earned designation as a LifePoint Health National Quality Leader for its ongoing efforts to transform its culture of safety and achieve high standards of quality care, performance improvement and patient engagement. For more information about Clark Regional Medical Center, please call 859-745-3500 or visit www.ClarkRegional.org.