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Kentucky Nationwide Guard will get to work at Louisville, Elizabethtown hospitals

Kentucky National Guard gets to work at Louisville, Elizabethtown hospitals

2021-09-15 19:59:24

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – The Kentucky Nationwide Guard is being deployed to 2 dozens hospitals throughout Kentucky, together with two hospitals in Louisville and one in Elizabethtown.

The Guard members arrived Tuesday to Baptist Well being Hardin, Baptist Well being Louisville and UofL Well being.

Lieutenant Colonel Bryan Keating is main the Louisville group and mentioned the mission is similar as all the time: to assist others.

“I’m from Kentucky. That is simply Kentuckians serving to Kentuckians.” Keating mentioned.

Keating was amongst 45 members of the Kentucky Air Nationwide Guard that arrived at Baptist Well being Louisville Tuesday. They are going to be aiding with non-clinical features like door screening, meals supply, safety and transportation.

Fifteen Guardsmen and ladies have been deployed to UofL Hospital and Baptist Well being Hardin every.

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“Clearly we’ve deployed over seas a number of instances, everywhere in the world,” mentioned Keating, “however when it hits nearer to house, it actually feels good to assist out brothers and sisters.”

Based on Gov. Andy Beshear’s workplace, practically two of each three hospitals in Kentucky (60 out of 96) are experiencing crucial staffing shortages, and fewer than 100 ICU beds can be found statewide. That’s the place the Guard is available in, attempting to do no matter they will to carry burdens and carry spirits.

“This actually breaks right down to service earlier than self,” Chief Grasp Sgt. Steven Greatest mentioned. “We’re dedicated to not solely serving to our nation, and different nations, however our house state.”

Greater than 400 Guardsmen and ladies have been deployed to 25 hospitals statewide.

“I’ve by no means have so many individuals thank me as quickly as I got here within the door in my life,” First Lt. Bradley Domers mentioned. “However, all through this whole course of they’ve been serving to us get alongside, ensuring we get settled and ensure this course of is as facilitating for us as it’s for themselves.”

Baptist Well being Hardin officers instructed WAVE 3 Information the expectation is to have guard members current on the hospitals for 2 weeks.

Here’s a full listing of hospitals getting help from the Nationwide Guard:

  • T.J. Samson Group Hospital, Glasgow;
  • Taylor Regional Hospital, Campbellsville;
  • Ohio County Hospital, Hartford;
  • Manchester Hospital, Manchester;
  • CHI Saint Joseph Well being, London;
  • Baptist Well being Hospital, Corbin;
  • Baptist Well being Hospital, Elizabethtown;
  • Baptist Well being Hospital, Lexington;
  • Baptist Well being Hospital, Louisville;
  • Baptist Well being Hospital, Paducah;
  • Highlands ARH Regional Medical Middle, Prestonsburg;
  • Tugvalley ARH Regional Medical Middle, South Williamson;
  • Middlesboro ARH Hospital;
  • Harlan ARH Hospital;
  • Mercy Well being – Lourdes Hospital, Paducah;
  • UofL Hospital, Louisville;
  • TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital, Bowling Inexperienced;
  • Rockcastle Regional Hospital, Mount Vernon;
  • Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, Somerset;
  • Kentucky River Medical Middle, Jackson; and
  • St. Elizabeth Covington Hospital.

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