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NURSES ARE “ANGELS FROM HEAVEN”


US Army veteran and HMH patient Harold Aleshire appreciates those who dedicate their lives to care of others.

Harold gave three decades of service to the US Army, including time spent in the Korean War. He retired in 1977 from the Army and he often visits the KY Veterans Cemetery to honor those who have served, as well as his wife who is buried there.

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MULTI-DISCIPLINARY BREAST PROGRAM – SURVIVORS CLINIC

Multi-Disciplinary Breast ProgramAfter going through breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and remission, patients may wonder what’s next.

At Hardin Memorial Health, our patients are our top priority. We make sure that breast cancer survivors are equipped with the education and resources to make the transition from patient to survivor.

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MULTI-DISCIPLINARY BREAST PROGRAM: SUPPORT SERVICES

Multi-Disciplinary Breast ProgramSupport is essential for breast cancer patients and their families, from screening through remission.

Hardin Memorial Health, in order to meet the needs of breast cancer patients and their caregivers, offers a variety of social work and support groups to help navigate their breast cancer journey.

"Breast cancer remission can be just as life altering as a diagnosis – it is a new normal when cancer is still in the back of the patient’s mind," said Stephanie Green, social worker at HMH.  "We are available to patients every step of the way to provide assistance, education and resources."

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MULTI-DISCIPLINARY BREAST PROGRAM: BREAST RECONSTRUCTION

Multi-Disciplinary Breast ClinicIn many cases, breast cancer permanently changes the aesthetic of the patient’s breast – ranging from scars to a total mastectomy. These changes can be lasting reminders of a very difficult diagnosis. However, Hardin Memorial Health’s Multi-Disciplinary Breast Program offers a solution close to home.

Dr. Ashley Kerekes, plastic and reconstructive surgeon at HMH, works with breast cancer patients to determine their next step, whether it be breast reconstruction or scar modifications. This difficult, personal decision is between the patient, her family and her doctor.

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MULTI-DISCIPLINARY BREAST PROGRAM: CANCER TREATMENT

Multi-Disciplinary Breast ProgramAfter diagnosis, both patient and provider will discuss the recommended treatment plan and determine the best course of action. That is when our team of expert surgeons, oncologists and other medical professionals at Hardin Memorial Health come together to provide top-notch, patient-centered care.

Utilizing the latest technology and most current treatment regiments, as well as possible clinical trials when available, HMH offers comprehensive cancer care close to home.

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MY STORY: SUSIE BYRD

Susie ByrdOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. At Hardin Memorial Health, we are continuing the conversation and sharing patient Susie Byrd’s inspiring story of positivity and her compassionate care from HMH oncologist Dr. Adam Lye, and the HMH Cancer Care Center.  Click here for the video.


MEET BETHANY HAYNES, M.D.

Dr. Bethany HaynesOver the next few weeks, Hardin Memorial Health will highlight the new doctors joining the HMH team. Learn more about these outstanding providers committed to serving the 400,000 residents of our 10-county region.

Dr. Bethany Haynes is a native of Hopkins County, Kentucky. She attended the University of Kentucky for undergraduate, a Master in Business Administration as well as Medical School. She completed a combined Residency Program in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Vidant Medical Center/East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.  This provided her with dual training to practice as both an Internist and Pediatrician.

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HMH SEES INPATIENT, OUTPATIENT GROWTH, STRONG FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE

At October’s Hardin Memorial Health Board of Trustees meeting, officials reported a strong financial performance through the first quarter of the healthcare system’s fiscal year. Since July 1, HMH reported an operating income of nearly $1.5 million compared to a budgeted $265,000.

HMH Chief Financial Officer Lennis Thompson indicated volumes were up across the board.

"Inpatient and outpatient surgeries, lab and radiology procedures, and overall patient days in the hospital are all up. We are caring for more patients than expected," said Thompson.

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MULTI-DISCIPLINARY BREAST PROGRAM: BREAST CLINIC & CASE REVIEW

Multi-Disciplinary Breast ProgramHardin Memorial Health knows that collaboration between medical disciplines, providers and staff is key to a patient-centric approach to breast cancer care, from diagnosis to treatment.

There is no better example than the HMH Tumor Board – a biweekly meeting of providers from radiology, pathology, oncology/hematology, radiation therapy, general surgery and plastic and reconstructive surgery. At each meeting, providers discuss all newly diagnosed breast cancer patients to develop a patient-centered treatment plan with their health and wellbeing in mind.

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MEET AARON MULHALL, M.D.

Dr. Aaron MulhallOver the next few weeks, Hardin Memorial Health will highlight the new doctors joining the HMH team. Learn more about these outstanding providers committed to serving the 400,000 residents of our 10-county region.

Dr. Aaron Mulhall, a Louisville native, is a board certified physician in Internal Medicine & Pulmonary Medicine. Dr. Mulhall completed medical school at the University of Louisville and his residency at the University of Cincinnati. He also completed a fellowship at Cincinnati and is interested in a wide range of lung-related issues and diseases.
 
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MULTI-DISCIPLINARY BREAST PROGRAM: PATHOLOGY RESULTS/DIAGNOSIS

HMH Multi-Disciplinary Breast ProgramAt Hardin Memorial Health, we know that waiting for a diagnosis can take a toll on patients. Our skilled medical professionals work together to provide an accurate and thorough diagnosis for our patients.

"We know that this is a very difficult time for our patients, and we work hard to have a quick diagnosis – but more importantly, we want to have an accurate diagnosis," said Dr. Jessica Clevenger, pathology, HMH.

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MEET JERRY FIKHMAN, M.D.

Dr. Jerry FikhmanOver the next few weeks, Hardin Memorial Health will highlight the new doctors joining the HMH team. Learn more about these outstanding providers committed to serving the 400,000 residents of our 10-county region.

Dr. Jerry Fikhman is a native of San Diego, California and came to the Bluegrass State for both medical school and his residency at the University of Kentucky. He is a board certified Otolaryngologist (Ear, Nose, Throat / Head and Neck Surgeon). He also completed a pediatric fellowship at the University of California – San Diego. Dr. Fikhman enjoys the challenges and rewards of working with children and their families.

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MULTI-DISCIPLINARY BREAST PROGRAM: BIOPSY

Multi-Disciplinary Breast Program For women requiring a breast biopsy, the procedure can be worrisome. At Hardin Memorial Health’s Women’s Imaging Center, designed by women for women, we take every care to ease that burden.

"HMH prides itself on offering biopsy procedures that take much less time, have a shorter recovery period and leave no significant scarring to the breast," said Dr. Jesse Bryant, Radiology, HMH’s Medical Imaging Department. 

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MEET ALEKSANDER SMITH, M.D.

aleksander smithOver the next few weeks, Hardin Memorial Health will highlight the new doctors joining the HMH team. Learn more about these outstanding providers committed to serving the 400,000 residents of our 10-county region.

Dr. Aleksander Smith is a native Kentuckian and is returning to practice medicine as an Ear, Nose and Throat physician in his home state. Dr. Smith completed medical school at the University of Kentucky and his residency at Texas A&M University.

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MULTI-DISCIPLINARY BREAST PROGRAM: DIAGNOSTIC MAMMOGRAM, MRI OR ULTRASOUND

HMH Multi-Disciplinary Breast ProgramWhile screening mammograms are used as a preventative measure, diagnostic mammograms, as well as MRIs and ultrasounds, are used to address atypical breast concerns. These could include a lump, discharge, pain or abnormal screening mammogram.

Our Women’s Imaging Center and Elizabethtown Diagnostic Imaging have state-of-the-art equipment and top medical teams ready to help analyze the concern and determine a course of action.

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MEET JOHN PENDLETON, M.D.

Dr. John PendletonOver the next few weeks, Hardin Memorial Health will highlight the new doctors joining the HMH team. Learn more about these outstanding providers committed to serving the 400,000 residents of our 10-county region.

Dr. John Pendleton is a practicing General Surgeon, with special interests in gallbladder disease, colon surgery, endoscopy, breast cancer, hernia repair, gastrointestinal surgery and skin/soft tissue surgery. After graduating from the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Dr. Pendleton completed his residency and fellowship at Eastern Virginia University School of Medicine.

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MULTI-DISCIPLINARY BREAST PROGRAM: COORDINATION OF CARE

Multi-Disciplinary Breast ProgramWhen diagnosed with breast cancer, the unknown can be terrifying. That’s why at Hardin Memorial Health we have someone to help you navigate the many aspects of your treatment and care.

Nurse Navigator Audrey Cleaver, BSN, RN offers a hand to hold and an ear to listen, as well as extensive knowledge of HMH’s Multi-Disciplinary Breast Program. Our program provides top treatment options close to home, but we recognize that following the ins and outs of each can be overwhelming.

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MEET CHANDLER PARK, M.D.

Dr. Chandler Park

Over the next few weeks, Hardin Memorial Health will highlight the new doctors joining the HMH team. Learn more about these outstanding providers committed to serving the 400,000 residents of our 10-county region.

Dr. Chandler Park is a native Kentuckian and is happy to return home to practice hematology and medical oncology with Hardin Memorial Health. Dr. Park completed medical school at the University of Louisville, residency at Indiana University and a fellowship at West Virginia University. On top of being a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and board certified physician, he has authored numerous scientific research papers in leading cancer journals. 

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MULTI-DISCIPLINARY BREAST PROGRAM: BREAST CONCERN

Multi-Disciplinary Breast Program: Breast ConcernNo one else knows your body like you do. That’s why, if something doesn’t feel quite right during a regular breast self exam, it’s best to contact your healthcare provider for a more thorough assessment.

"Not every breast concern will turn out to be cancer," said Dr. Andrea Watson with Family Care Center in Elizabethtown. "However, if something feels suspicious, or if your healthcare provider finds something concerning, the best course of action is to follow up with more detailed care."

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MEET ASHLEY KEREKES, M.D.

Dr. Ashley KerekesOver the next few weeks, Hardin Memorial Health will highlight the new doctors joining the HMH team. Learn more about these outstanding providers committed to serving the 400,000 residents of our 10-county region.

Dr. Ashley Kerekes is the first female plastic surgeon in the HMH service area. As a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Kerekes specializes in areas such as wound reconstruction, skin cancer removal, reconstructive breast surgery and more. A native of West Virginia, she graduated from the West Virginia University School of Medicine and completed her residency at the University of Kentucky.

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MULTI-DISCIPLINARY BREAST PROGRAM: ANNUAL SCREENING

Annual Breast ScreeningsAnnual screening for breast cancer is one of the most important things women can do for themselves.

Each year, nearly 250,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer, and early detection and treatment offers the best chance for survival.

At Hardin Memorial Health, our providers consider each woman’s health history to determine when they should be screened. For those with average risk of developing breast cancer, that means having a yearly screening mammography beginning at age 40. 

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MEET LAURA BUCHANAN, M.D.

Laura Buchanan, M.D.Over the next few weeks, Hardin Memorial Health will highlight the new doctors joining the HMH team. Learn more about these outstanding providers committed to serving the 400,000 residents of our 10-county region.

Dr. Laura Buchanan is a gastroenterologist who considers it a privilege to practice medicine in the community where she grew up. Dr. Buchanan attended North Hardin High School and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from the University of Kentucky. After her undergraduate studies, she graduated from the University of Louisville’s School of Medicine. As a gastroenterologist, she works with patients dealing with digestive issues, such as acid reflux, liver disease, swallowing problems and more.

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MEET JAY B. OBEROI, M.D.

Over the next few weeks, Hardin Memorial Health will highlight the new doctors joining the HMH team. Learn more about these outstanding providers committed to serving the 400,000 residents of our 10-county region.

Dr. Jay B. Oberoi is an Internal Medicine Physician/Hospitalist, meaning he has a clinical focus on caring for hospital patients. Dr. Oberoi has spent the last three years at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, Illinois as a Resident Physician. After graduating from St. Louis University with his undergraduate degree in Biology, Dr. Oberoi completed his medical degree at Ross University School of Medicine in Portsmouth, Dominica.  Click here to read more.

 



MEET JOSEPH VALAYAM, M.D.

Over the next few weeks, Hardin Memorial Health will highlight the new doctors joining the HMH team. Learn more about these outstanding providers committed to serving the 400,000 residents of our 10-county region.

Dr. Joseph Valayam is an interventional cardiologist and board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, nuclear cardiology and echocardiography. A native of Kerala, India, Dr. Valayam’s graduated from the Medical College Kottayam (India) and completed in his first residency at Kasturba Medical College (India). His second residency was completed at Baylor College of Medicine with his fellowships done at the University of Louisville.

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MEET VALERIE FISHER, M.D.

Dr. Valerie FisherOver the next few weeks, Hardin Memorial Health will highlight the new doctors joining the HMH team. Learn more about these outstanding providers committed to serving the 400,000 residents of our 10-county region.

Dr. Valerie Fisher is a Hospitalist, which means her focus is on providing quality care for patients while they are in the hospital. Dr. Fisher completed her undergraduate degree, medical school degree and residency at the University of Kentucky. Raised in a small town environment, Dr. Fisher looks forward to becoming an integral part of the Hardin County community while providing comprehensive medical care.

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NEWS ARCHIVE
Hardin Memorial Hospital. 913 N. Dixie Ave. Elizabethtown KY 42701.
Phone (270) 737-1212
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