Bill Fortney

High-quality healthcare at home

Bill Fortney - Baptist Health Foundation Corbin Impact StoryProfessional photographer Bill Fortney describes himself as a child at heart who’s always up for an adventure—like flying an ultralight aircraft cross-country to take stunning aerial photos. Though he’s officially retired, slowing down wasn’t part of the plan.

Then came the chest pains he couldn’t ignore.

“One morning I was here at the house, and I started really having a lot of pressure in my chest,” said the longtime Corbin resident. Hoping to be reassured, he called his daughter, Catherine, a practice manager with Baptist Health Corbin’s Heart Care team. “I really didn’t want to go to the hospital, but she said, ‘Dad, get your you-know-what in here.’ It saved my life.”

Baptist Health Corbin provides superior heart care and access to the Appalachian region's most comprehensive, multidisciplinary team of cardiac specialists and innovative therapies.

“I think we are very fortunate in Appalachia—where we don’t have a lot of things that other places have—to have real high-quality health care here,” Bill said.