Western Kentucky Veterans Center

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Western Kentucky Veterans Center (WKVC) opened 14 March 2002 in Hanson, Kentucky. Situated on 33 acres of beautiful farmland 5 miles north of Madisonville, the 156-bed facility provides long-term skilled nursing care for Kentucky's veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States.


Western Kentucky Veterans Center's mission is to serve Kentucky’s veterans by fostering independence, preserving dignity, and providing compassionate care.


  •  primary care physician on site
  • 24-hour nursing care
  • pharmacy services
  • physical therapy in house
  • gift shop
  • chaplain on staff
  • daily activities
  • arts and crafts
  • library on site
  • one wing designated for dementia/Alzheimer's disease.​​


In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity.​

Come Serve Those Who Served Us

Kentucky’s State Veterans Long-Term Care Centers provide the highest standard of care to the veterans who served the nation and our Commonwealth.

Western Kentucky Veterans Center in Hanson is seeking a Nurse Executive

The Joseph "Eddie" Ballard Western Kentucky Veterans Center is a 156-bed long-term care facility located in beautiful Hanson, Kentucky that is committed to serving Kentucky’s Veterans by fostering independence, preserving dignity, and providing compassionate care.

We are currently seeking a self-motivated, energetic individual to be the Nurse Executive (Director of Nursing) of our Nursing Department. The ideal candidate will work within a team-centered environment to meet our commitment to serving Kentucky's Veterans and will be responsible for the overall operation of nursing services.
The position offers Full State benefits, including:
Competitive Pay
Health Insurance
Paid Sick Leave
Paid Vacation
Paid Holidays

Western Kentucky Veterans Center also provides free parking at the facility. Its Hanson location combines the tranquility of a small town and the amenities of the city of Evansville just 45 minutes away.

COVID-19 Vaccination Required.

Portrait image of Administrator LaDonna Scott standing in front of  United States flag and Kentucky flag.

Administrator Ladonna Scott

Email: Ladonna Scott​