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Saturday, 25 September 2021

Lexington hospital among many getting reinforcements

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Lexington hospital among many getting reinforcements
Lexington hospital among many getting reinforcements

It’s gotten so bad inside some of Kentucky’s hospitals that the National Guard has been called in.

GOVERNORBESHEAR RECENTLYDEPLOYED THEKENTUCKY NATIONALGUARD TO ASSISTWITH SEVERALKENTUCKYHOSPITALS,HO WSESTAFF MEMBERSHAVE BEENBURDENED BY THECOVID OUTBREAK.NANCY:LEX 18'S MICHAELBERK VISITED ONELEXINGTONHOSPITAL THAT WILLGLADLY ACCEPT THEGOVERNOR'S OFFER.THEY WELCOMEDGUARD MEMBERS TOTHEIR FACILITYTODAY."LEXINGTON'SBAPTIST HEALTHHOSPITAL IS THEATLEST TO BECOMEOVERWHELMEDWITH COVID-19PATIENTS, SOTHEY'VE CALLED INFOR SOMEREINFORCEMENTS.""IT'S GONNA BRINGSOME RELIEF"IT'S USUALLY ANEXPRESSION, BUTNOW IT'S REALITY --BAPTIST HEALTH OFLEXINGTON HAS INFACT 'LLEDCA IN THENATIONAL GUARD...'THE SERVICEMENAND WOMEN PLANTO BE HERE FOR ATLEAST TWO WEEKS,ASSISTI HNGOSPITALSTAFF MEMBERSWILL VARIOUSTASKS, INCLUDINGTHE CLEANINGPATIENT AREAS TOHELP INCREASE THESPEED AT WHICHPATIENTS CAN BESEEN.

THEHOSPITAL'S ICU AIST40 PERCENTCAPACITY TODAYMOSTLY, WE'RETOLD, DUE TOUNVACCINATEDCOVID9 -1PATIENTS.BAPTIST HEALTH ISONE OF 25KENTUCKYHOSPITALS NOWUSING HELP FROMMORE THAN 400NATIONAL GUARDPERSONNEL.WE NORMALLYDON'T CALL THEMIN UNLESS THERE'SSOME KIND OFNATURALDISASTER.

SO I DOHOPE IF PEOPLESEE THE NATIONALGUARD IN THEHISPITALS THEYREALIZE THISREALLY IS SERIOUSAND HOPEFULLYTHEY WILL SEEKOUT A VACCINE."""THE WORK THENATIONALGUARDSMEN ANDWOMEN WILL BE"THE WORK THENATIONALGUARDSMEN ANDWOMENIL WL BEDOING HERE ISMOSTLY CLERICALANDADMINISTRATIVE,BUT THE HOSPITALWILL TAKEWHATEVER HELP ITCAN GET RIGHTNOW TO ALLEVIATETHE BURDEN.

INLEXINGTON.MICHAEL BERK.

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