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Senator McConnell thanks healthcare workers, talks second stimulus during stop at Baptist Health Corbin

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R–KY, came to southeastern Kentucky Monday, making stops at three local hospitals, including Baptist Health Corbin, where he praised healthcare workers for their efforts during the COVID–19 pandemic. He also spoke about what officials...

Baptist Health Corbin’s COVID-19 Screening Center relocated

Baptist Health Corbin’s COVID-19 Screening Center will be relocated to the hospital campus effective July 1.  There will be signage directing you to the new location. Area healthcare providers can now refer patients for preoperative and symptomatic COVID-19 testing to the Baptist...
Posted On 30 Jun 2020
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Baptist Health Corbin encourages action to fight early onset colorectal cancer

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Colon Cancer Awareness month and the activities used to educate the community about colon cancer symptoms, risks and treatments were canceled.  However, the topic deserves to be revisited now that Baptist Health Corbin is providing elective services...
Posted On 23 Jun 2020
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Baptist Health receives CARES Act funding for telehealth upgrades at eight Kentucky hospitals

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced Thursday that Baptist Health had received $873,982 to expand its telehealth services at eight Kentucky hospitals, including its facility in Corbin. The federal funding, distributed by the Federal Communications...
Posted On 18 Jun 2020
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Starting May 18, Baptist Health Corbin to allow one visitor for most patients

Starting Monday, most patients at Baptist Health Corbin will once again be allowed to have a visitor. The hospital announced early Friday evening that starting on May 18, it was modifying its visitor restrictions to allow one visitor at a time for most patients. “We know that our...
Posted On 16 May 2020
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Baptist Health Corbin lights up green to honor victims of COVID-19 pandemic

With Baptist Health Corbin on the frontline in the fight against COVID–19, hospital officials have decided the facility should “go green” to show its support for those who have lost their fight against the virus. Officials have changed the colors emitted from the hospital’s...

Elective surgeries resume at Baptist Health Corbin

Baptist Health Corbin is developing plans to resume elective surgeries and procedures, and the first outpatient surgeries began Wednesday, along with invasive procedures such as colonoscopies, hernia repair, hysterectomy, cardiac heart catheterization, and bronchoscopy (scope of...

Baptist Health spearheads breakthrough COVID-19 plasma treatment

Clinicians treating severely suffering COVID-19 patients at Baptist Health Corbin now have access to the FDA-sponsored, Mayo Clinic-led expanded access treatment program through a clinical trial using plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients as a potential treatment option. The...
Posted On 06 May 2020
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Corbin man gets huge sendoff at Baptist Health Corbin where he beat COVID–19

After more than two weeks of treatment for COVID–19 at Baptist Health Corbin, 68-year-old James Walters was discharged Wednesday afternoon. Walters, a Corbin resident, was wheeled through the hallways where hospital staff applauded and showed signs supporting his effort to...

Local businesses, organizations provide meals to Baptist Health Corbin staff

With Baptist Health Corbin staff on the front line in the fight against COVID–19 multiple businesses, organizations and individuals have pitched in to show their appreciation by providing food for the workers. Corbin attorney Shane Romines announced last Thursday that he had...