MASTER FACILITY PLAN
We are very excited about Hardin Memorial Hospital’s master facility plan that will improve the healthcare experience for patients, families and staff. In the past month, we have held one focus group and plan to have others to gain insight from our patients. Please take a few moments to download the presentation presented to the Board of Trustees on March 19, 2013. We have also established email@example.com
to be used for the community to send their comments via email so that they can be considered. As work progresses, we will have regular update on this page and though our social media outlets. We encourage the community to start socializing with us online so that they are kept up-to-date on this amazing project.
Master Facility Plan presented March 19, 2013
- Outpatient Surgery and Endoscopy Center to be renamed the ‘North Tower’, and expanded vertically by two floors, containing all private patient rooms
- Cancer Care Center upgraded
- Emergency Department will be renovated and expanded
More photos are available on Hardin Memorial Health's Facebook Page
Did you know…
Hardin Memorial Hospital opened as a result of the efforts of the Lion's Club.
• The Lion’s Club began a fund raising project in 1947.
• Many Hardin County residents felt as though the county did not need or could afford a hospital, as residents of Hardin and surround counties were accustomed to traveling to Louisville, Kentucky or Nashville, Tennessee for healthcare.
• In a 1947 vote, residents elected not to support a bond proposal to fund the building of the hospital.
• Four years later, many civic organizations joined the Lions Club in the hospital building project.
• In a 1951 election, Hardin County voters elected to support the bond issue of $400,000 to build Hardin Memorial Hospital, a county owned facility whose Board of Trustees consists of the members of Hardin County Fiscal Court. After the bond issue was voted, the Hardin County Fiscal Court found that an additional $50,000 was needed to equip the hospital. The Board asked the citizens of Hardin County to contribute. Instead of raising $50,0000 the citizens raised $70,000 in donations ranging from a few cents to several donations of $1,000. The Hill-Burton Act generated $587,430.18 in construction funds.
• County tax dollars do not support the hospital, the organization is self-funding
• Hardin Memorial Hospital opened on February 14, 1954 and in following years added several major additions to the main campus. As the delivery of healthcare has changed, so have the expansion efforts of Hardin Memorial Hospital.
• Hardin Memorial has continued to grow as the community has and strives to meet the community’s healthcare needs through the addition of service lines, advanced technology, recruitment of physicians, and community outreach.
• In May 2011, Hardin Memorial Hospital announced that they had created a new name to better identify with its efforts in the many communities it serves and positions the organization as a comprehensive health system named Hardin Memorial Health.
• Having all of the service locations branded as the hospital location made it difficult for the community to decipher where to go for care. Hardin Memorial Hospital kept its name, but the idea of healthcare provided throughout the services area was larger then one hospital brand. Hardin Memorial Health is a collection of healthcare services in Hardin, LaRue, Meade and Nelson counties that includes the main campus location of Hardin Memorial Hospital along with more than 35 off-site locations all committed to delivering dedicated patient care to a ten-county service area and a population of 350,000 people.
• Hardin Memorial Hospital will celebrate it 60th Anniversary in 2014.