Dr. Rebecca Schaden died after a four-month-long battle with COVID-19

BOLLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) – The medical center has confirmed that Dr. Rebecca Schaden, an infectious disease specialist and community leader, has passed away after complications related to COVID-19.

Dr. Shayden tested positive for the virus in May, then was hospitalized in critical condition at UK Healthcare in Lexington.

The last update was received on 13 News in June when she was transferred from the COVID unit at UK Healthcare in Lexington to a step-down bed in the Bowling Green campus of the medical center where she was stable.

Dr. Shaden was an integral member of the Warren County Coronavirus Taskforce, where she provided guidance, and valuable knowledge, about the virus to the community.

Connie Smith, President, and CEO of Med Center Health, said, “We are mourning the loss of Dr. Rebecca Schaden. There are really no words to describe the pain felt by her family, physician colleagues and Med Center Health teammates. Dr. Shaiden will always be remembered as a nationally recognized expert who provided great care for our patients and the community. She was a dear friend of many. “

Dr. Shaden joined the medical staff at Bowling Green’s Medical Center in 1989 and is a physician leader in the Commonwealth of Kentucky in our region and nationally for over 30 years.

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