U.S. Rep. Kustoff and Local Leaders Visit Baptist Carroll County to Show Appreciation for Health Care Workers

Congressman David Kustoff is pictured with Baptist Carroll County leadership staff as he visited and thanked frontline team members for their commitment to keeping the community healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. From left to right, Baptist Carroll County Marketing Director Sarah Pitcher, Baptist Carroll County Chief Financial Officer Cody Worley, Baptist Carroll County Administrative Director Micah Ehmke, Baptist Carroll County Administrator and CEO Susan Breeden, U.S. Rep. David Kustoff, Baptist Union City Administrator and CEO Skipper Bondurant, Baptist Carroll County Chief Nursing Officer Kim Sanders and Baptist Union City Chaplain and Director of Pastoral Care Michael Dennison.

Congressman David Kustoff, representative of Tennessee’s 8th Congressional District, visited Baptist Carroll County on Friday, April 15 to recognize health care workers for their commitment and hard work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

During the past two years, Baptist Carroll County has processed 7,208 COVID-19 tests, administered 1,680 monoclonal antibody treatments, and admitted and treated 436 COVID-19 patients.

“We were honored that Congressman Kustoff took time from his busy schedule to recognize our team members for their hard work and dedication,” said Susan Breeden, administrator and CEO of Baptist Carroll County. “It has not been easy to persist during such a massive health care challenge, but our team has not wavered in providing quality health care to our community, and we are grateful for Rep. Kustoff’s support.”

Earlier in April, several Carroll County leaders joined the Heart of Baptist employee appreciation initiative. Local leaders who visited with team members at the hospital included:

  • Hal Todd, mayor of Clarksburg, member of the Carroll County indigent board and board member of Baptist Health Sciences University
  • Phil Williams, mayor of McLemoresville
  • Jill Holland, mayor of McKenzie
  • Brad Hurley, president of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce
  • Mike Cary, chairman of the board at Baptist Carroll County, chairman of the Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporate board and president of Carroll Bank & Trust
  • Natalie Porter, Carroll County Register of Deeds and Baptist Carroll County board member
  • Nina Smothers, vice mayor of Huntingdon
  • Derek Ziegler, vice president of West Tennessee operations for Baptist Memorial Health Care

“We have been fortunate to have the support of our community throughout this pandemic, and I can’t express my gratitude enough for the ongoing kindness,” said Breeden. “We appreciate every kind word, prayer and thought, and the continued backing of our local leaders who have carved out time from their busy schedules to personally recognize our team members.”