Multiple Med Center Health employees test positive for COVID-19

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Multiple employees at Med Center Health have tested positive for COVID-19.

Med Center Health is the parent organization for The Medical Center at Bowling Green and several other medical facilities in the region. The organization employs almost 3,800 people and of those, 95 have tested positive for COVID-19, Jill Payne, an executive vice president and chief nursing officer for Med Center Health said in a written statement.

Of the 95 positive cases, 38 employees have returned to work, Payne said.

Payne’s statement did not include a break down of the facilities where those employees work.

“These numbers are not surprising given the community-level spread of the virus and the size of our workforce,” Payne said.

“Med Center Health continues to follow all state, public health and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance to keep our patients and employees as safe as possible. This includes proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE), social distancing, good hand hygiene, enhanced sanitizing and disinfecting and appropriate masking,” she said. “Med Center Health also continues to strictly follow state requirements regarding the amount of time employees must be off work following a positive test or exposure.”