Baptist Health in Lexington is one of hundreds of hospitals across the country partnered with Mayo Clinic doing research on using plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients to help coronavirus patients make it to the other side.
Medical workers cheer as Dr. Jeffrey Foxx, a longtime Lexington physician who contracted COVID-19 in March, is released from Baptist Health Lexington Tuesday. Among the treatments used on Foxx as well as another patient was an experimental convalescent plasma therapy.
Three weeks ago, Anna Grace Downs was in the Baptist Health Lexington ICU with COVID-19. Today she donated her plasma with the hope that doctors could help critically ill patients fight the disease.
We can’t live in isolation forever. But we can learn better habits to protect us from disease. Op-Ed from the Chief Medical Officer of Baptist Health Lexington.
North Lime Donuts, Bluegrass Baking Company, and Bella Blooms Florist and Gifts in Lexington partnered up to spread some joy to the nurses of Baptist Health. They donated donuts, pastries and flowers through the COVID-19 Call Center. #TeamKentucky
According to Baptist Health Lexington, Dr. Theodore Gerstle left the hospital on foot after the chief medical officer talked to him about the report.