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Baptist Health Corbin one of 11 Ky. hospitals to receive initial COVID–19 vaccines slated for healthcare workers

Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday that Baptist Health Corbin will be one of 11 medical facilities across the state that will receive a portion of the initial Pfizer vaccine, slated to arrive in Kentucky as early as Dec. 15. Beshear said previously that Kentucky is slated to...

23 COVID-19 patients at Baptist Health Corbin but room for more

While hospitals in other parts of the state are struggling to accommodate the increase in COVID–19 patients, officials at Baptist Health Corbin say they are able to continue to provide all normal services. Debbie Hardin, Marketing Manager at the hospital, said there are currently...

Corbin infection expert pleads: Don’t pass COVID-19 Around the Thanksgiving table

Dr. Wajdi Kfoury doesn’t want anyone to become “the Grinch that stole Thanksgiving” nor the Thanksgiving Turkey. He strongly advises a change of plans for families who normally celebrate together. Kfoury, an infectious disease specialist at Baptist Health Corbin, knows how...
Posted On 25 Nov 2020
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Local physician asks public to wear mask, social distance to help fight COVID–19

A local physician on the front lines of the fight in the COVID–19 pandemic is asking the public to follow the Center for Disease Control recommendations in an effort to stop the spread of the virus. Dr. Christopher Troxell is a Hospitalist at Baptist Health Corbin where he has...

Baptist Health representatives visit Corbin Rotary Club to talk about new heart failure clinic

At a Corbin Rotary Club meeting last week, Director of Pharmacy at Baptist Health Corbin, Mr. Cliff Niemeier, spoke about the recent edition of a brand-new heart failure clinic to the hospital. Opening about six weeks ago, Niemeier said of the new clinic, “It is conveniently...
Posted On 17 Oct 2020
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5 things you can start doing now to help reduce your risk of breast cancer

A breast cancer diagnosis is stressful and startling, no matter your situation. “While you can’t change some risk factors such as genetics and aging, there are things you can do that may help lower your breast cancer risk. Today is a perfect time to take action to help lower your...
Posted On 11 Oct 2020
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Emergency room doctor charged with leading Kentucky State Police on high-speed chase through Corbin Sunday night

A physician, who works at Baptist Health Corbin as an ER doctor, told Kentucky State Police that he panicked when he saw them hit their blue lights and led them on a pursuit through Corbin that reached speeds of 140 mph Sunday night. Keith A. Clifton, 64, of Corbin, was charged...

Baptist Health Corbin urges getting a flu shot this year, dispels some myths concerning the flu and COVID-19

Getting a flu shot is more important than ever this year, with the virus that causes COVID-19 – and the virus that causes flu – both spreading this fall and winter. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends a yearly flu vaccine for all people older than six months. While...
Posted On 29 Sep 2020
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How to manage coronavirus burnout and pandemic fatigue

If you’ve been feeling tired, unmotivated, or had difficulty sleeping lately, you’re not alone. At this point, we’ve been in full-on crisis mode as a result of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic for months. Among the slew of new terms popping up this year comes another: pandemic...
Posted On 21 Sep 2020
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Harrodsburg man gets five-year prison sentence for breaking into vehicle at Corbin hospital, firing gun three times early this year

A Harrodsburg man received a five-year prison sentence on Sept. 8 for firing three rounds from a .22-caliber rifle in late January while outside Baptist Health Corbin from a truck he was attempting to steal. Tony Duvall, 33, pleaded guilty on July 7 during a video conference from...
Posted On 18 Sep 2020