Baptist Health Corbin implements further temporary visitor restrictions

March 19, 2020

(Corbin, Ky.) March 19, 2020

Baptist Health Corbin is closely monitoring the evolving novel coronavirus (COVID-19) updates. In an abundance of caution, we have activated the appropriate infection control protocols at the hospital as advised by Governor Beshear and implemented new visitor restrictions.

Patients in non-maternity areas are allowed only one immediate family member as a visitor.

Access to the hospital will be restricted to designated entrances. At those points, screenings will include a temperature check and questions about travel history and previous contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19. Signs will be posted at entrances to direct patients and families.

If visiting a Baptist Health Medical Group office, you can be accompanied by just one other person.

For maternity patients, we ask you please choose two people to provide support during your hospital stay and do not bring other family members or friends to the hospital campus including waiting rooms and lobbies.

The parents of our NICU babies are the only visitors allowed at present in the NICU area.

Children younger than 16 are not allowed on campus for visitation until further notice.

 “The well-being and safety of our patients and the community is always our top priority,” said Anthony Powers, president of Baptist Health Corbin. “Our healthcare professionals are highly trained and ready to handle any kind of emergency. We ask that visitors adhere to these temporary restrictions so that we can maintain the safest possible environment for everyone.”

For more information about COVID-19 transmission and prevention, please refer to C.D.C. guidelines or call the state hotline at 1-800-722-5725.

Thank you for your cooperation as we maintain the safest possible environment for you and our staff.

About Baptist Health Corbin

Baptist Health Corbin is a 273-bed, acute care facility providing a wide variety of healthcare services to the residents of Whitley, Knox, Laurel, Bell, Clay, McCreary, Harlan and Campbell counties in Kentucky and nearby Jellico, Tennessee. Part of Louisville, Kentucky-based Baptist Health, the hospital offers 24 points of care in a full continuum from inpatient care to rehab services to behavioral health. Services include cardiac, orthopedics, pain management, a full range of women’s services, including obstetrics and breast care; wound care, pain management, cancer care, and diabetic treatments. 

Formerly known as the Baptist Regional Medical Center, the hospital includes outpatient diagnostic, home care, occupational medicine and physical therapy clinics. Baptist Health has a network of healthcare providers for patients in the Southeast Kentucky area – from Baptist Health Medical Group offices, to Baptist Health Urgent Care and Baptist Health Express Care inside Walmart stores.