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Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital sends mobile clinic to flood-ravaged Eastern Kentucky

Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital
A team from Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital has taken a mobile unit to eastern Kentucky to provide medical services to area residents impacted by severe flooding.

A team from Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital is in eastern Kentucky assisting
with medical care in the wake of the recent devastating floods.

The medical team is working from the Schoolhouse Mobile Care unit, which is
usually used to provide medical care to students and families in three Kentucky
school districts: Pulaski County, Somerset Independent and Science Hill Independent.

In eastern Kentucky, the Schoolhouse Mobile Care unit will provide non-emergency medical care wherever needed in the flood-ravaged region. The mobile clinic will also provide medical services to residents whose homes have been damaged or destroyed and are housed in local shelters.

Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital and community groups packed the mobile unit with food, water, baby items and cleaning supplies to be distributed to those in need in storm damaged areas.

Rhonda Miller joined WKU Public Radio in 2015. She has worked as Gulf Coast reporter for Mississippi Public Broadcasting, where she won Associated Press, Edward R. Murrow and Green Eyeshade awards for stories on dead sea turtles, health and legal issues arising from the 2010 BP oil spill and homeless veterans.