The Wayne County Hospital Emergency Department is equipped with state of the art monitoring and life support equipment. We are a 1st call hospital for Air Evac helicopter service for emergent transportation to any tertiary center in Kentucky or Tennessee. 


This area consists of operating rooms well equipped to perform major and minor surgical procedures. The surgical department is staffed with professionally trained personnel to assist the general surgeons. Since procedures and preparation vary with different operations, your physician, anesthetist and the members of the surgery nursing staff will explain in advance what you may expect.

Rural Health Clinic

Now Open 7 days a Week!

For Appointments call 606-340-3251

The Rural Health Clinic is located in the Wayne County Hospital at 166 Hospital Street in Monticello.  When you need quality primary care and follow up care...we're here for you.  The Rural Health Clinic is available for walk-ins and primary care appointments.

Open 7 days a week, evenings and weekends.

Rural Health Clinic Hours:

Monday - Saturday........9:00am - 9:00pm

Sunday........................10:00am - 6:00pm 

Swing Bed Program

The Federal Government, through the Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1980, Public Law 96-499, provides that certain rural general hospitals of less than 100 beds, may be designated for “Swing Beds”. The primary objective of the Swing Bed Program is to provide short-term, temporary placement for the patient who requires a skilled level of nursing care until: (1) The patient has reached the maximal level of functioning, or (2) a more appropriate setting for the patient’s care is found.

Laboratory Services

Registered laboratory technicians and technologists that are under the direction of an independent Pathologist, staff the Laboratory. This department is responsible for conducting various blood, urine and other body fluid tests ordered by the patient’s physician for quality continued care and diagnosis of the patient. If surgery is conducted, the pathologists will examine the removed tissue to determine the nature of the illness.


Causes of Skin Cancer

Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light is one of the most common causes of skin cancer, and it can lead to a deadly form of skin cancer known as melanoma.