Past Present and Future, Great People Providing Great Healthcare
As Central Kentucky’s oldest and largest multi-specialty medical group, we have been here to serve you since 1920. From establishing the first radiology department in Lexington to implementing one of the first electronic medical records systems, Lexington Clinic has a rich history of medical innovation and superior care for our patients.
With more than 2,000 patient visits daily, Lexington Clinic is leading the way in healthcare through the dedication and hard work of more than 150 physicians in more than 30 specialties in many convenient locations throughout Kentucky.
Come be part of our future as we continue this tradition of excellence for the next 90 years.
The Lexington Clinic physicians and staff pledge to provide the highest quality integrated healthcare. Our medical team will deliver personalized care with compassion, innovation and value as we work in partnership with our patients to enhance and maintain their quality of life.
LEXINGTON CLINIC CORE VALUES
- Excellence – striving for the highest quality patient experience regardless of our individual role.
- Integrity – firm adherence to a code of ethics, honesty, dependability, and respect.
- Service – enthusiastic and professional service to our patients, their families, the referring physicians, our colleagues, and our community.
- Compassion – for our patients, their families, and each other.
- Respect – appreciation of patients, partners, and staff.
- Dedication – commitment to our mission and recognition of the group and individual needs.
- Fiscal Responsibility – long term financial discipline is the key to the security, strength, and growth of the organization.
On July 1 1920, Lexington Clinic began its commitment of providing quality health care services to Central Kentucky. The idea of forming a clinic for group practice was implemented by two doctors, David Barrow, M.D., and Waller O. Bullock, M.D. They, together with seven other physicians, formed a partnership patterned after the Mayo Clinic. Its early years were marked by many medical firsts.
- Dr. Elmer S. Maxwell, who joined the Clinic on October 1, 1920, was the first pathologist in Lexington. Under Dr. Maxwell’s guidance, with the cooperation of the University of Kentucky, Lexington Clinic established a school for medical technologists.
- In 1925, Dr. Donnan Harding joined the Lexington Clinic staff as the first trained radiologist in Lexington. He was a pioneer in both diagnostic and therapeutic X-ray, establishing the first radiology department in Lexington.
- Lexington Clinic acquired Lexington’s first operating microscope, used for middle ear and eye surgeries.
- Lexington Clinic provided the first radiation therapy unit for treatment of cancer, introducing radium in the treatment of cancer.
- For many years, the only artificial kidney unit in Central Kentucky was owned and operated by Lexington Clinic.
- Lexington Clinic physicians introduced the gastroscopic camera and gastroscopic biopsy.
- In the late 1960’s, Lexington Clinic physicians developed the first cardiac care unit in Lexington at Saint Joseph Hospital.
- Lexington Clinic installed the first 16-slice CT scanner in Lexington that can rotate around a patient’s body in only a half a second in 2004.
- In 2005, Dr. Alexis Norelle, Neurosurgery, performed the first artificial disc spine surgery in Lexington.
- The Center for Breast Care at Lexington Clinic became the first breast center in Lexington accredited by the American College of Radiology in Mammography, Breast Ultrasound, Breast Ultrasound Core Biopsy, and Stereotactic Breast Biopsy in 2005.
- In 2006, Dr. Richard Floyd, IV, performed the first thoracic ablation surgery for atrial fibrillation.
Since its inception, Lexington Clinic has been committed to quality patient care in the community it serves. In 1959 it established Lexington Clinic Foundation (LCF) as a 501c(3) [Tax ID #61-6037046] non-profit organization that provides funding for scholarships, medical research and community projects. We do this through partnerships and grants to public health-related initiatives, programs and charities, allied health sciences scholarships and community-based medical research. Lexington Clinic Foundation is under the direction of a Board of Trustees comprised of members of the medical, educational and business community who serve without pay.
Today, Lexington Clinic enjoys the reputation of a well-established and highly respected multi-specialty group practice. We're made up of approximately 200 providers offering care in more than 30 specialties. Lexington Clinic has seen many changes over the years, but our main goal of providing quality healthcare to our patients will never change.