About Us

About Us

Our History

Wayne County Hospital is a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital in Monticello, Kentucky. It is located about 30 minutes southwest of Somerset, Kentucky and about 5-8 miles from the shores of Lake Cumberland. Wayne County Hospital serves a region which includes residents of Wayne County, Pulaski County, McCreary County and Clinton County in Kentucky, and portions of Northern Tennessee on our southern border. The Wayne County Hospital was built in 1971 and redesigned in 1996 and 2003. Wayne County Hospital is fully accredited by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) and has a number of programs to meet the needs of its populations.

Our lab is College of American Pathology (CAP) approved, and our Mammography is American College of Radiology (ACR) accredited. We have excellent Wound Care services and the only Pediatric Speech Therapist in the area.

Wayne County Hospital is proud of its swing bed (extended recovery and rehabilitation) program which allows us to serve many orthopedic and medical patients requiring longer recovery and rehab services. As we’ve grown to meet the ever changing needs of our population we continue to provide the same high quality, compassionate care you’ve come to expect which is close to home.

Our Mission

The mission of Wayne County Hospital is to deliver high quality healthcare regardless of an individuals economic status, sex, race or religion. Wayne County Hospital will maintain high standards of quality in all aspects of care, and will strive to meet the patients’ needs promptly, professionally, and efficiently in a friendly and caring manner. Care will be delivered in an individualized approach and in a safe environment.

Our Vision

Wayne County Hospital will meet or exceed customer expectations and become the healthcare provider of choice for Wayne County and surrounding areas, while supporting all activities and patient interactions in a safe environment.


A Letter from Dr. Cory Ryan, MD

Chief Medical Officer

I have been affiliated with Wayne County Hospital since 2003 and currently serve as Emergency Department Director, Hospitalist, and Chief Medical Officer at Wayne County Hospital.

Over the last several years, I have invested much time to help make this hospital a place our community can be proud of. We now offer many tests and treatments that allow Wayne County residents to receive their medical care at home. I am proud of the strides we continue to make to improve our community’s healthcare, and respectfully ask that you consider us for your healthcare needs.

Wayne County Hospital: We ARE “Care …… Compassion…..Close to home!”

WCH Governing Board

  • Larry Bates - Chairperson
  • Gordon Crowley - Vice President/Treasurer
  • Jamie Reagan, Secretary – Assistant VP, Monticello Banking Company
  • Dr. James Woody – ER Physician
  • Danny Adams – Board member
  • David Phillips – Board member
Thank you for choosing Wayne County Hospital for all your healthcare needs.

Thank you for choosing Wayne County Hospital for all your healthcare needs.

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