Guardsmen arrive at Baptist Health Corbin to start help

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CORBIN, Ky. (WTVQ) –  As COVID numbers rise and the patient load continues to increase, 15 Kentucky National Guardsmen arrived Tuesday to assist Baptist Health Corbin.

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Although they will not be providing direct care for our patients, the Guardsmen will help with non-clinical duties like environmental services, patient transport, screening, security, food services, materials management and other duties.

“During the patient surge, our staff throughout the hospital are working extra shifts and performing extra tasks to meet the needs of the patients. The assistance of the Kentucky National Guard will help reduce some of their work- load during this difficult time.  We offer our sincere thanks to the Kentucky National Guard,” said Baptist Health Executive Director Teresa Cobb.