Wayne County Hospital

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Our Facility

The primary mission of Wayne County Hospital is to provide the patient and the community a system for the delivery of high quality healthcare regardless of economic status, sex, race or religion.



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. We are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week with emergency physicians and nursing personnel. The nursing personnel hold various advance credentials in ACLS, PALS, and CEN. We strive to attain our goal of rapid assessment and treatment while monitoring a balance in accordance with the urgency of the situation.


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.

All surgical patients receiving anesthesia will be placed in the post-anesthesia care unit. Family members and visitors of patients who are in surgery may wait in the surgery waiting room located directly outside the surgery department. Relatives will be notified when the patient has been received into the post-anesthesia care unit. The length of time spent in the post-anesthesia care unit varies with each person and procedure.

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.

Physicians and Nurse Practitioners available to treat all ages.

Open 7 days a week, evenings and weekends.

Appointments and walk-in patients are welcome

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.

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