“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Paducah in McCracken County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)

Western Baptist Hospital

Western Baptist Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
1. Western Baptist Hospital Marker
Inscription. On a warm Sunday afternoon in October 1953, Western Baptist Hospital was dedicated as the newest and most modern facility in Kentucky. The foresight of the original seven-member commission, formed in 1945, created a strategically important cornerstone in the Paducah community. The hospital met an immediate need to support the population increase associated with the newly opened Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. As Paducah has grown and changed through the years, Western Baptist has continued to evolve from a community hospital to a regional referral center, providing leading edge technology and specialized services to improve the quality of people's lives. This commemorative 50th Anniversary mural celebrates our history and honors the men and women who have invested their lives and their hearts in the healing arts.
Erected by Sponsored by Western Baptist Hospital.
Location. 37° 5.179′ N, 88° 35.577′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is on South Water Street south of Kentucky Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 S Water St, Paducah KY 42003, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Western Baptist Hospital Mural image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
2. Western Baptist Hospital Mural
Between Coca-Cola and Union Labor Murals.
. Union Labor (here, next to this marker); Paducah Coca-Cola Bottling Company (here, next to this marker); A Century of Library Service 1904-2004 (a few steps from this marker); Riverside Hospital at Fort Anderson (a few steps from this marker); U.S. Marine Hospital Service (a few steps from this marker); "Evening Roll Call" (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to the Atomic City (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dawn of the Atomic Age (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Paducah.
Also see . . .  The Paducah Wall to Wall Floodwall Mural Project. Renowned artist Robert Dafford and his team of muralists capture Paducah’s rich history in paintings on the city’s floodwall overlooking the confluence of the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers. (Submitted on October 22, 2011.) 
Categories. Science & Medicine
Western Baptist Hospital image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
3. Western Baptist Hospital
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 253 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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