Today, the Baptist Health Foundation Hardin (Baptist Health HardinF) received a group gift of $18,000 from Baptist Health Hardin Hospitalists in order to help those with whom they work shoulder to shoulder.
“We miss them,” Baptist Health Hardin physician Dr. Daniel Curran said. “We want them to get back to work as safely and as soon as possible. We want to be able to take care of them until then.”
Baptist Health Hardin said some employees have extraordinary expenses related to COVID-19. The donation will go straight to those employees.
“Whether it’s housekeeping or a nurse assistant that we don’t get to see anymore, hopefully until we do, we’ll be able to take care of them at home,” Curran said.
Hospitalists provide general medical care to hospitalized patients. They lead the hospital medical team, coordinating care for inpatients.
The Baptist Health Hardin Hospitalist program began in September 2012 with the hiring of two physicians.
Today, patients are cared for by 28 total hospitalists with 15 employed by Baptist Health Hardin Medical Group. These physicians provide inpatient care for over 60% of hospitalized patients at Baptist Health Hardin, with all kinds of medical conditions and they manage surgical patients along with the surgeons.
There is a larger Baptist Health Foundation Hardin COVID-19 Emergency Fund that has collected more than $55,000 total. The community can show support by donating to that at ourhmh.org.