ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. —
The coronavirus pandemic has taken a hefty toll on health care workers and staff. Baptist Health Hardin is working on a way to help relieve the emotional and physical stress the pandemic has caused doctors and nurses.
Baptist Health Hardin is constructing recharge rooms to give tired health care workers and staff a place to kick back and relax. The rooms will be equipped with recliners, aromatherapy, tranquil music, and phone charging stations. The hospital hopes to have four of the recharge rooms completed by Friday.
“After dealing with true life or death situations day in and day out for many months, they are going home to be full-time teachers to their kids. So our goal is to provide some type of temporary relief to these heroic health care professionals and support staff,” said Tom Carrico, chief operating officer. “Allowing them some ability to decompress and just an ability to relax, meditate, do something and getting out of that stressful environment even if it’s for 15 to 30 minutes a day.”
Baptist Health Hardin is asking the community to donate to help offset the costs of the $30,000 project. If you would like to donate you can visit this link.