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About us

Find resources and comprehensive care at Lafayette Regional Health Center in Lexington, Missouri. We are actively involved in the community and have been around for decades.

About Lexington Hospital and ER

Lafayette Regional Health Center is part of HCA Midwest Health, a network of hospitals in the Kansas City and surrounding areas. We have been commended for our excellence in healthcare service; see awards below.

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    • Partners with City of Lexington to support a variety of health related activities
    • Partners with various organizations to support an array of youth activities
    • Partners with various Chambers of Commerce to support an array of community activities

About our community

Let's start with the facts

You're looking for a place to make a difference with a healthcare system that offers the best resources to not only the community, but also its employees.

Lafayette Regional Health Center opened its doors in 1951 as Lexington Memorial Hospital in Lexington, Missouri. As the only hospital serving Lafayette County and surrounding areas-comprising more than 32,000 people-Lafayette Regional Health Center is known for compassionate and high quality acute and outpatient medical care services, including three physician clinics.

Continually evolving to meet the growing community's needs, Lafayette Regional Health Center earned its first accreditation from The Joint Commission in 1966 and began 24/7 Emergency Room coverage in 1979. A Missouri Critical Access Hospital, the 25-bed, all-private room facility offers state-of-the-art imaging and testing services, in addition to a full range of general and laparoscopic surgeries and more than 20 medical specialties, including bone and joint care, pain management, primary care, wellness programs and rehabilitation services, among others. In addition, Lafayette Regional Health Center has three rural health clinics.

The medical staff, comprised of more than 100 physicians and specialists, offers exceptional experiences and extraordinary health care for adults, newborns, children and teens. The Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Lafayette Regional Health Center offers cutting-edge cancer diagnosis, treatment and clinical trials close to home.

Although the hospital receives awards and prestigious recognition from The Joint Commission, the American College of Radiology and other high-profile organizations, we don't rest on them-instead, our team members put excellence into action.

Community connected

Lafayette Regional Health Center takes its signature brand of health and wellness beyond the hospital's Lexington campus. Partnerships with local and national organizations put the hospital at the forefront of popular community activities. All part of an effort to educate our neighbors about how to achieve optimal health and wellness-and to be there for them and their families in their greatest hour of need. It's not just what we do-it's who we are.

Life is good in Lexington

Located just 45 miles east of downtown Kansas City, Missouri, Lexington is an acclaimed historical site nestled in Lafayette County. Full of rich Civil War history and the start of the Old Trails Region that encompasses nine scenic Missouri counties, Lexington boasts a storied 1847 courthouse; the Lexington Civil War State Historic Site, including the battlefield that saw fierce fighting on September 18 - 20, 1861 that today draws visitors from around the world; stunning antebellum homes and four unique historic districts.

Leisurely pursuits include boutique shopping in Lexington's quaint historic downtown or visiting nearby orchards and wineries. Marvel at breathtaking views of the Missouri River from magnificent bluffs and explore significant architecture that dates back to 1822, when Lexington was established.

Lexington is a welcoming small town with plenty of charm and amenities, yet in close proximity to the lights of the big city for a day trip or long weekend.

Our jobs. Your talents

Lafayette Regional Health Center, as part of HCA Midwest Health, does much more than just make an impact on patient lives and the community it serves. Our culture is founded on HCA's tenets of innovation, high-quality care, mutual respect and collaborative teamwork. Our hospital offers career opportunities that challenge, embrace and transform lives. And the unwavering dedication to deliver world-class healthcare is a two-way street: Lafayette Regional Health Center is committed to its employees and, in turn, the employees are committed to its patients and loved ones.

Together, we care

As the Kansas City area's leading healthcare provider, HCA Midwest Health represents more than buildings, physicians, nurses and awards. We're professionals bound together by one mission-to deliver exceptional, personalized care. People are at the heart of our family-centered system of world-class healthcare.

Our mission

Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.


Together, we will be the premier healthcare destination for all we serve.

Values (I CARE)

Integrity – We must model high, ethical standards, which means doing the right thing when no one is looking and walking the talk as leaders.

Compassion – No longer are we to live by the Golden Rule, but rather we are to live and operate by the Platinum Rule, which is to treat people how they want to be treated and being responsive to their needs.

Always – We are focused on creating a Culture of Always. This means every patient, every time and every touch. Always. Not Sometimes, Not Usually. Always.

Respect – It is imperative to demonstrate respect and teamwork to each and every employee, while focusing on patient-centered care.

Excellence – When you add the first four values together (Integrity, Compassion, Always and Respect), we will be the destination of Excellence and our metrics and indicators will prove it.

Volunteering at our hospital

Lafayette Regional Health Center offers adults the opportunity to participate in their Auxiliary program. Members of the auxiliary volunteer time running the gift shop, located immediately to the left of Lafayette Regional Health Center's main entrance or directing patients and visitors to the appropriate area within the hospital while working the Information Desk. Lafayette Regional Health Center's Auxiliary is an essential part of customer service throughout the facility. Other volunteer opportunities are available by contacting Pam Johnson at (660) 259-6889.

Clinical Research Program 

Our leadership

Our hospital leadership teams are dedicated to continually improving our services, abilities and safety practices. They ensure our patients and our communities get access to the high-quality care they need and deserve.


We regularly publish articles when we add new services, departments and advanced technology, so you can see all the benefits our hospital has to offer.

Awards and recognitions

Across all of our services and specialties, we strive to raise the bar on healthcare.