Baptist Health partners with KAM on COVID-19 testing solutions
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has chosen Baptist Health as its partner and resource for the COVID-19 testing required for businesses to reopen.
Baptist Health is offering screening, testing and monitoring services for COVID-19 directly to employers such as those associated with KAM. Since 1911, the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has served as the leading advocate for the manufacturing industry in the Commonwealth.
“KAM is dedicated to helping rebuild Kentucky’s economy by providing the necessary tools and resources so manufacturers can successfully reopen in compliance with state requirements,” said Lee Lingo, KAM executive director. “With 25 years’ experience in occupational health, Baptist Health has the know-how to especially assist manufacturers of all sizes with testing and monitoring for COVID-19.”
For employers who partner with Baptist Health specifically for testing solutions, employees with COVID-19 symptoms can be tested, as well as co-workers who potentially had contact with them. Testing can be on-site, or at Baptist Health Urgent Care locations which have been testing those with COVID-19 symptoms.
Employees who test positive for COVID-19 have the option to have their health monitored with a pulse oximeter to check their blood oxygen level and a forehead thermometer to take their temperature. Those oxygen level and temperature statistics are entered into Baptist Health’s secure MyChart patient portal, with a healthcare provider alerted if the person’s condition worsens. This type of care coordination ensures a medically informed return-to-work process.
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