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August 25, 2017

Best Hospitals in Kentucky for Nurses in 2017

Nurse.org analyzed 1,075 surveys of nurses from 87 hospitals in Kentucky to rank the best hospitals to work for in the state of Kentucky.

1. Baptist Health Lexington

Lexington, KY

4.4 Average Rating
97% Recommended

*Magnet Hospital

"Baptist Health Lexington takes care of their employees. We have an open and friendly administration. All the nurses and techs help each other out and it's very team oriented!"

"The best job I've ever had with the best group of people I've ever worked with!"

"Family atmosphere among coworkers!"

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2. Baptist Health Louisville (tie)

Louisville, KY

4.1 Average Rating
92% Recommended

*Magnet Hospital

"When you first start you will feel like you belong there."

"Good support for nurses from management."

"I love the commitment to excellence and the drive to always be improving."

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2. Methodist Hospital (tie)

Henderson, KY

4.0 Average Rating
100% Recommended

*Magnet Hospital

"We are a small hospital but what we do, we do well. You will find no better nursing care anywhere!"

"Our hospital cares about every nurse in our facility. They are high on educating."

"As a whole, they truly care about their staff."

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4. University of Kentucky Medical Center

Lexington, KY

4.1 Average Rating
91% Recommended

*Magnet Hospital

"Very friendly and very helpful group of people. Manager is very caring about staff and work atmosphere. Benefits are great."

"Supportive staff and management."

"It is a great place to work with great staff and great benefits."

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5. Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital

Ashland, KY

4.1 Average Rating
88% Recommended

"Great facility. The staff is nice and well educated. The facility is up to date and the food is amazing! Great location."

"It is a great place to work. Supportive management team [and] great team work!"

"Everyone is friendly, treats you like family, and I would not work anywhere else in this town!"

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6. Owensboro Health Pleasant Valley Center

Owensboro, KY

3.8 Average Rating
93% Recommended

"Coworkers were exceptionally nice."

"Great teamwork, flexible scheduling, [and] culture of safety."

"They pride themselves on frequent opportunities for education."

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7. Baptist Health Paducah

Paducah, KY

3.9 Average Rating
84% Recommended

"Had some great experiences here and have amazing coworkers."

"They offer opportunities for advancement in many areas of nursing."

"The staff here are very helpful in caring for all needs of the patients and each other."

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8. Lourdes Hospital

Paducah, KY

3.8 Average Rating
90% Recommended

"The coworkers and teamwork make this establishment enjoyable to work at."

"Scheduling [is] flexible, staffing is adequate, [and] support staff is amazing."

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9. University of Louisville Hospital

Louisville, KY

3.9 Average Rating
81% Recommended

"Pay is good and to grow as a nurse, this is the place you need to be."

"Excellent education opportunities. A place for learning and perfecting new skills."

"Lots of autonomy for nurses [and] great working relationships with residents and interns."

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10. St. Elizabeth Medical Center

Florence, KY

3.8 Average Rating
84% Recommended

"This is a great facility. The staff are caring and respectful of each other. Patient needs come first."

"The atmosphere among staff is friendly and very helpful for new employees. Management can be quite understanding and sympathetic when scheduling staffing shifts."

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Methodology: Nurse.org surveyed 1,075 nurses from 87 hospitals in the state of Kentucky from 2015-2017 for this report. Hospitals with less than ten reviews were excluded from our list. The ranking order is based on the average rating and the percent of nurses who would recommend their hospital.

Media Contact: If you have any questions, please contact Charles Sipe at charles@nurse.org.

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