Source: The News-Enterprise
HOSPITALISTS HELP. A recent group gift of $18,000 from Baptist Health Hardin hospitalists to the Baptist Health Foundation Hardin COVID-19 Emergency Fund will go a long way to help others, who have felt the financial pinch of the virus.
The virus postponed elective surgeries and diagnostic procedures, closed Baptist Health Hardin facilities and there were low patient volumes, leading to reduced hours worked.
The foundation created its COVID-19 fund also to provide meals and support staff while at work and to help employees in need.
More than $55,000 has been raised for the emergency fund with more than $30,000 has been donated by Baptist Health Hardin Physicians including the hospitalists.
Community members also can offer support of frontline health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic by donating to the fund, can go to ourhmh.org/online-donations.
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