Ephraim McDowell Health has created a network of facilities designed to service the diverse healthcare needs of our region.
The practice offers the full range of primary care from birth to geriatrics (excluding obstetrics) and also provides inpatient services to our patient population. We have a fully-integrated Electronic Health Record, including a patient portal for improved communication, decision support, and coding assistance.
We have a very stable office staff and a well-established, faithful patient population. Our community boasts a progressive 222-bed hospital – Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, which offers a Hospitalist program for admission support if desired and provides a wide range of outpatient and inpatient services.
The practice has a very healthy mix of patient types and the new physician will very quickly develop a busy practice. We are in the process of seeking certification for the designation of a "Patient Centered Medical Home" and are very facile in adapting to changes in health care.
Danville, Kentucky is often described as one of the best small towns in Kentucky. It is located 35 miles from Lexington and 75 miles from Louisville, making both larger cities within reasonable access.
Downtown Danville has a lot to offer. Between the quaint charm of our downtown streetscape and the important chapters of history, you will find innovative and unique businesses – local pubs and microbreweries, day spas and long-time barbershops, surgery centers, and photography studios. The intimate and vibrant environment is ideal for meeting up with friends and family, exploring history, shopping, dining out, or carrying out business. While strolling downtown on Main Street, you can spend a leisurely day shopping in many of our beautiful shops featuring local artists, jewelry, clothing, primitives, and fine teas or confections. Next, head over to Perryville to find a treasure trove of antiques and one-of-a-kind finds.
When in Boyle County, have your pick of fresh pizza, Mexican fare, upscale American cuisine, specialty hot dogs, sushi, deli sandwiches, craft beer, rare bourbons, and more. We host two Farmers Markets, The Boyle County Farmers Market at the Fairgrounds every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, and the Hometown Farmers Market open every day except Sunday. Danville and Boyle County celebrate anything and everything, including live brass band music, barbecue, rural heritage and history, the American Civil War, and more.
Because Danville is centrally located, we’re only a short drive from other popular regional attractions. Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is the largest restored Shaker community, with 2800 acres of farmland and 33 restored 19th-century buildings. Visitors can view Shaker furniture and artifacts, learn how Shaker crafts were made through live demonstrations, and enjoy a variety of special music and dance performances and special activities. Kentucky Artisan Center, a 25,000-sq. ft. facility dedicated to the handiwork of Kentucky artisans, shopping, craft demonstrations, exhibits, regional food and travel information.
Boyle County is home to a beautiful landscape replete with tranquil waterways, wildlife, and thousands of acres of field and forest areas perfect for exploration, relaxation, and rediscovering nature through horseback riding, bird watching, hiking, biking, running, canoeing, kayaking, and fishing, to name a few. When you're in Boyle County, you'll want to get outside and enjoy all the outdoor activities we have to offer. Boyle County is home to Herrington Lake, the deepest lake in Kentucky. Bring your own canoe or kayak and put in at Gwinn Island to enjoy paddling amid great blue herons, bass, bluegill, and more. Just over the county line, you can canoe, kayak, and fish at Cedar Creek Lake, a 784-acre waterway maintained and stocked with trophy-size fish by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife.
The Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge is situated a short drive from Danville, complete with a 500-acre preserve that is home to a wide variety of birds, plants and other wildlife that showcase the natural beauty of the region. Perryville Battlefield is not only a significant historic landmark but also a scenic and relaxing hiking spot, with over 20 miles of trails. In neighboring Mercer County, you can enjoy over 3,000 acres of pristine field and forest at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. Just across our county line in neighboring Garrard County, you can explore over 800 acres of Kentucky River palisades hiking at the Tom Dorman State Nature Preserve. Other area hiking spots include the Dupree Nature Preserve at the Kentucky River Palisades, the Sally Brown Preserve, and the Crutcher Preserve.
Danville is home to Centre College, a small, independent, and selective educational community dedicated to study in the liberal arts as the means to develop the intellectual, personal, and moral potential of its students. Centre College's ranking in the 2017 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 44. The school, located in Danville, Kentucky. For our pre-med students, Centre provides for-credit internships in medical and other science-related settings. In addition to numerous healthcare-related volunteer opportunities at Danville’s Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, Centre students have many opportunities to do joint research with faculty members. Centre graduates are accepted into the top medical schools in the country. They have established a record of success as medical students and later as health professionals.