Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital
Welcome to Somerset, the Gateway to Lake Cumberland, where southern hospitality meets abundant recreation that attracts more than 1.5 million people each year.
Established in 1976, Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital serves a 10-county area in south central Kentucky at its 295-bed acute care facility and a number of stand-alone outpatient centers. With more than 40 physician specialties and nearly 200 physicians on staff, LCRH offers the most comprehensive medical services in the region, including complete cardiac care, a level II neonatal nursery and a neurosurgery program rated among the best in the nation. LCRH is accredited by The Joint Commission and has been awarded their Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Care and Spine Surgery Certification, as well as the Commission on Cancer certification and Chest Pain Center accreditation with PCI from the American College of Cardiology.
At the heart of Somerset is beautiful Lake Cumberland, a 65,000-acre lake with 1,200 miles of shoreline and a wealth of recreational opportunities including fishing, water sports and house boating. General Burnside Island State Park is Kentucky’s only state park located on an island and offers a peaceful retreat for campers, boaters and golfers. Four additional golf courses call the area home, as does Daniel Boone National Forest and Cumberland Falls State Park. Cumberland Falls – the “Niagara of the South” – boasts the Western Hemisphere’s only moonbow, in addition to white-water rafting, hiking and canoeing.
Somerset also plays host to the Center for Rural Development, which brings nationally recognized performing and visual arts, concerts and other special events to the community, as well as the Somernites Cruise, the state’s largest car and cruise show. Somerset Community College offers local educational opportunities, as do seven other colleges and universities within 75 miles.