About Us


Rockcastle Regional Hospital and Respiratory Care Center has been providing quality healthcare to Rockcastle and surrounding counties for more than 50 years. Starting as an acute-care facility in 1956, the hospital has adapted as healthcare needs have changed.

In 1980, Rockcastle Regional opened its first long-term care unit with 32 beds and added 28 more beds just 12 years later. In 2009, Rockcastle Regional again saw a growth of 14 beds. In 2017, another 28 beds were added to our Respiratory Care Center facility and another 16 were added in 2019 which offers comfortable, professional, long-term care for a total of 143 ventilator-dependent patients, mostly from Kentucky.

We care for up to 30 patients in our acute-care facility, including a four-bed intensive care unit for those who may require intensive monitoring and advanced life support. And, hundreds of patients benefit from our convenient outpatient surgery and services.

Our emergency room physicians and staff are available 24 hours a day, ready to address any type of medical crisis.

Rockcastle Regional is a not-for-profit healthcare provider that accepts patients from all walks of life - regardless of age, sex, race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, type of insurance, or ability to pay for services. Our staff cares for patients based on what will best meet their needs, not what is best for the bottom line.

You probably know most of our staff members. Not by their lab coats or nametags, but because they are your friends and neighbors.