The Baptist Health Hardin (Baptist Health Hardin) Board of Trustees meeting, the board approved a temporary resolution allowing Baptist Health Hardin physicians to conduct alternative patient consultations. The resolution was approved in response to the current COVID-19 crisis in order to keep patients and the community safe.
For patients admitted to Baptist Health Hardin, providers with inpatient privileges will be able to consult with one another and conduct patient evaluations via telehealth (telephone or televideo), conduct medical record reviews, and formulate treatment plans for inpatients.
“During this unprecedented time, we are committed to providing our physicians and advanced practice clinicians with what they need to care for patients and our community,” said Hardin County Judge Executive Harry Berry. “We will do everything we can to support the Baptist Health Hardin staff and physicians on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
The Baptist Health Hardin Medical Executive Committee must approve the resolution for it to go into effect.
At the meeting, the Baptist Health Hardin Board of Trustees praised the work of all the Baptist Health Hardin employees amidst the crisis.
“The Baptist Health Hardin team has long been the ‘best of the best’. Today, when the stakes are high and the risks so great, we are beyond thankful to them for putting patient care above all else” said Garry King, Baptist Health Hardin Board of Trustees member. “We encourage anyone who is financially able to consider making a donation to the Baptist Health Foundation Hardin to thank the staff and support the COVID-19 Emergency Fund.”
Individuals, community groups and local businesses who want to support Baptist Health Hardin caregivers and patients during the COVID-19 outbreak can make monetary donations online at https://ourhmh.org/online-donations/.
Donors may also mail checks to Baptist Health Foundation Hardin, 913 North Dixie Avenue, Elizabethtown, KY 42701. All donations are 100 percent tax deductible.