Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Catholic hospital in Paducah gets a new name: Mercy Health - Lourdes Hospital

Hospital is at 1530 Lone Oak Rd. (US 45)
Paducah's Lourdes Hospital, which has long been part of Mercy Health System of Ohio and Kentucky, is now officially known as Mercy Health - Lourdes Hospital.

"As part of Mercy Health, we can leverage the strength of being part of one of the largest not-for-profit Catholic health systems in the country," hospital CEO Michael Yungmann said. "This ministry-wide name change is an important visual sign that all of Mercy Health is coming together as one team to better serve our patients and communities by more closely connecting our points of care across Kentucky and Ohio."

The name change comes nearly 30 years after Lourdes joined Mercy Health Systems in 1989," Derek Operle reports for The Paducah Sun. The chain has 23 hospitals and 34,000 employees. The hospital, founded in 1905, was once known as Riverside Hospital. The hospital says it has region's largest multi-specialty physician network, Mercy Medical Associates, with more than 100 providers in more than 30 locations in Western Kentucky.

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