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Two Whitley County COVID-19 patients share a household, two share an employer

The number of COVID-19 cases in southeastern Kentucky has grown significantly in recent days. Over the course of less than 36 hours from Friday morning to Saturday afternoon, Whitley County’s number of confirmed COVID-19 cases jumped from one confirmed case to six confirmed...
Posted On 15 Apr 2020

Baptist Health Corbin treating its first COVID-19 patients

Baptist Health Corbin is now treating its first COVID-19 positive patients. “Baptist Health Corbin currently has two COVID-19 positive inpatient in our hospital. Recommended precautions are being taken to protect patients and staff,” hospital spokesperson Debbie...
Posted On 11 Apr 2020

Photo Gallery: First responder appreciation

Hundreds of people came out to show first responders their appreciation and support during a prayer event held Sunday evening outside Baptist Health Corbin. Participants held up signs thanking first responders as they drove by during the shift change at the hospital. Participants...

Baptist Health announces furloughs, executive pay cuts

Baptist Health is making changes as the hospital system adapts to the COVID–19 pandemic and that will be new jobs for some staff, temporary furloughs for others, and pay cuts for executives. “Like other hospitals across the country, Baptist Health is striking a delicate balance...

Local attorney Shane Romines establishes tabs for Baptist Health employees at local restaurants

Corbin attorney Shane Romines is saying thanks to Baptist Health Corbin employees for their hard work during the COVID–19 pandemic, and doing something to help several locally–owned restaurants by establishing, “The Champ’s Tab.” Romines announced on the Copeland & Romines...

Local hospital talk COVID-19 preparedness

Hospitals in our area are preparing for what could be a potential spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in the coming days. The hospitals have also received some good news recently with Gov. Andy Beshear and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell successfully securing much...

KSP bolsters security at Baptist Health Corbin

Kentucky State Police have been stationed outside the entrance at Baptist Health Corbin during the COVID–19 pandemic. Debbie Hardin, Strategic Services Director at the hospital, said the troopers are stationed in their vehicles in the traffic circle outside the main and emergency...

Baptist Health Corbin suspending visitations

Baptist Health has suspended visitation at its nine hospitals and all satellite offices, including Corbin, in an effort to safeguard patients and staff against the COVID–19 virus. The new rules went into effect Tuesday, allowing only essential caregivers to accompany patents for...

Baptist Health Corbin hosting Ky. Blood Center’s ‘Bloodmobile’ March 31

Baptist Health Corbin will be hosting the Kentucky Blood Center’s Bloodmobile March 31 in an effort to help the center replenish its dwindling blood supply. The Bloodmobile will be set up in the Trillium Center Circle behind the main parking lot of the hospital between 9 a.m. and...

Baptist Health Corbin implements temporary visitor restrictions

In light of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Baptist Health Corbin has announced that out of an abundance of caution, it has activated appropriate infection control protocols at the hospital, and implemented new visitor restrictions as Gov. Andy Beshear has advised. Patients in...
Posted On 20 Mar 2020