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HARDIN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL HISTORY

  
Hardin Memorial Hospital is a 300-bed regional healthcare center, which serves the citizens of Hardin County, Kentucky and 10 surrounding counties. It is a not-for-profit, acute care hospital owned by the citizens of Hardin County and governed by the Board of Trustees of the Fiscal Court of Hardin County.

The Emergency Department at Hardin Memorial Hospital treats more than 55,000 people; more than 1,600 babies are born, 11,600 patients are admitted to the hospital, more than 935,00 laboratory test and 122,000 radiology procedures and approximately 11,500 surgeries are performed at Hardin Memorial each year. Baptist Healthcare Systems acquired the management contract September 1, 1997. The hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission.

At present, Hardin Memorial Hospital has a medical staff of approximately 230+ active physicians, including 32 specialties and subspecialties, as well as primary care. With over 2,600 employees and an active volunteer corps of 175, Hardin Memorial Hospital is the third largest employer in Hardin County.

For more then 60 years, Hardin Memorial Hospital has been dedicated to exploring new programs and offering new services for the communities it serves. It is that long standing commitment to providing compassionate care and technologically advanced services that has made Hardin Memorial Hospital the healthcare provider of choice for residents living in the Heartland.

History Highlights
Hardin Memorial Hospital opened as a result of the efforts of the Lion's Club. They began the project in 1947. Many residents didn't think Hardin County needed or could afford a hospital. They were accustomed to going to Louisville for care. Voters in the November 1947 election defeated the bond issue for the hospital. In the next four years, more civic organizations joined the Lions Club in the effort. Voters backed the bond issue on the next ballot in 1951. A one million dollar hospital was built.

1954 - 1993
Hardin Memorial Hospital an 81-bed hospital opened on February 14, 1954. The first addition was added in 1967, followed by a second addition in 1979, and a third in 1986. A fourth addition, housing a magnetic resonance imager, opened in May 1989. A fifth major addition, which contains approximately 147,975 square feet, opened in August 1993 with a greatly enlarged Emergency Department and Admitting/Outpatient Laboratory area.

1990’s
The Cancer Care Center opened in September 1993; Same Day Surgery opened in January 1994; BirthPlace opened in June 1995; and the Carney-Crowe Laboratory opened in June 1997 bringing the entire facility to 462,000 square feet.

In January 1998, Hardin Memorial began a full-time open-heart surgery program. In February 1998, the hospital began offering Angioplasty, Atherectomy, Stent Placement and Lithotripsy.

In May 1998, the Family Care Center-South Hardin, located in Sonora, Kentucky, and the Family Care Center-North Hardin, located in Vine Grove, Kentucky, opened their doors. These two new centers join the Family Care Center-Magnolia, located in Magnolia, Kentucky, in providing family practice services to the citizens living in these areas.

In 1999, services such as open- heart surgery, lithotripsy and angioplasty continued to thrive. While new services such as WorkWell, an occupation health and wellness program, TUMT (TransUrethral Microwave Therapy), and Stereotactic Breast Biopsy were added. Hardin Memorial also added the GE Light Speed CT Scanner, which can perform a full body scan in 20 seconds, becoming the first hospital in Kentucky to offer such advanced technology. The Radiology Department began to perform Stereotactic Breast Biopsies. The Emergency Department opened its FastTrack area to treat those patients whose symptoms are less severe. Urologists on staff began performing Transurethral Microwave Thermotherapy (TUMT) to correct enlarged prostate glands. Hardin Memorial’s Rehab Services department expanded its outpatient treatment area into a new 5,000 square foot facility, providing Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy services. HomeCare of Hardin Memorial Hospital also expanded, providing its home health services to a 5-county area. The 425- space parking facility was completed in September providing more convenient parking for patients, their families and visitors.

2000
In 2000, full-time, open heart surgery services resumed at Hardin Memorial, to date nearly 400 open heart procedures have been performed. The Women’s Care Center performed more Stereotactic Breast Biopsy procedures than any hospital in Kentucky, helping countless women avoid the need for surgical biopsy procedures. Hardin Memorial’s commitment to provide the highest quality healthcare services continued with the purchase of the Siemens Symphony 1.5 Tesla MRI System. The new MRI system will speed exam times, while providing the highest quality images with minimal distortion. Hardin Memorial will become only the sixth hospital in the world to offer this advanced diagnostic imaging technology.

2000 also brought a new look to the Hardin Memorial website including the debut of BirthPlace Beginnings, Hardin Memorial Hospital’s online nursery. Now parents, family and friends can view pictures of the newborn baby and leave personal messages and e-Cards. Hardin Memorials’ commitment to community education and outreach continued with numerous community forums and events. Hardin Memorial’s 40-foot Wellness on Wheels® Mobile Health Unit began providing health education and wellness screenings to residents in the 11-county service area. This year also marked the beginning of the “Vision In Progress” program for the Community Education Department. This program will follow area Kindergarten classes through graduation in 2013. The goal is to teach them how to make wise healthcare choices.

Hardin Memorial Hospital once again received accreditation from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). In addition, Hardin Memorial’s HomeCare and Carney - Crowe Laboratory also received JCAHO accreditation. In October, the Cancer Care Center at Hardin Memorial received a three-year accreditation from the American College of Radiology (ACR). The HCIA-Sachs Institute named Hardin Memorial one the nation’s Top 100 Hospitals for Stroke Care. The Cancer Care Center received accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.

2001
In 2001, Hardin Memorial was the only hospital in Kentucky named as a Top 100 Hospital for Intensive Care Services by the Solucient Institute. The MRI Center at Hardin Memorial Hospital opened; featuring two (2) of the most advanced MRI systems in the region. The Bispectral Index (BIS) Anesthesia Monitor was implemented providing physicians with the ability to more accurately measure patients’ anesthetic levels during surgery. In November 2001, Hardin Memorial became the first hospital in Kentucky to add the GE Lightspeed Ultra CT scanner.

2002
In May 2002, construction began on a new 10,000 square foot, $1.5 million CareFirst Urgent Care Center. The facility provides on-site Pharmacy, Radiology and Rehabilitation Services.

In June 2002, Hardin Memorial Hospital was the first in the region to offer PET (Positron Emission Tomography) scan services, the most advanced imaging system available. PET can effectively pinpoint the source of many of the most common cancers, heart and neurological diseases. And in July 2002, Hardin Memorial Hospital began Neurosurgery services.

Hardin Memorial also added the state-of-the-art radiation therapy technology IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy), which allows radiation oncologists to more precisely target and attack tumors more than ever before all while sparing healthy surrounding tissues.

2003
In 2003, Hardin Memorial Hospital became one of the first hospitals in Kentucky to implement the new Varian IMRT (Intensity- Modulated Radiation Therapy) technology for radiation therapy. This state-of-the-art cancer treatment method delivers high doses of radiation directly to cancer cells, which is more precise than conventional radiation therapy. IMRT is the most advanced cancer treatment technology available in the world today.

Hardin Memorial Hospital also performed its first capsule endoscope utilizing the M2A™ capsule, the only non-invasive method for direct visualization of the entire small intestine. Commonly referred to as the “camera pill” this breakthrough technology utilizes a miniature camera to capture images of the lower intestine thereby removing the need for some painful procedures.
Construction began on a new $6.5 million dollar expansion and renovation in the area of outpatient radiology and Women’s Care Center services. This new addition, will add 11,400 square feet to departments that provide outpatient services and renovate 17,000 square feet of existing space. This project will provide easier access and significant parking for outpatient services like radiology, nuclear medicine, MRI, CT, Mammography and Stereotactic Breast Biopsies and will be completed in the summer of 2004.
The new CareFirst Urgent Care Center in northern Hardin County opened in February 2003. The 10,000 square foot, $1.5 million facility provides after-hours care for injuries and illnesses 365 days a year. It also features expanded laboratory and radiology services, an on-site pharmacy and rehabilitation services.

Community out reach continued to be vital part of the care Hardin Memorial Hospital provides through health education programs, wellness screenings and visits by the Wellness on Wheels® Mobile Health Unit. In addition, Hardin Memorial Hospital provided financial support to the Community Health Clinic, Inc. The clinic provides basic medical, dental, pharmaceutical & diagnostic care to residents living in Hardin and LaRue counties who are employed with income below 185% of the poverty level and who have no medical insurance including medical assistance.

2004
In January 2004 Hardin Memorial Hospital became one of the first hospitals in Kentucky to offer the VenaCure Laser Vein Treatment, a non-surgical treatment that uses medical lasers to eliminate varicose veins. VenaCure eliminates the need for surgery preparations, general anesthesia, pain and a lengthy recovery process.
Hardin Memorial’s commitment to meeting the needs of the communities it serves was evident with the expansion of its Women’s Care Center and renovation of the Diagnostic Imaging Center. And Hardin Memorial continues to build for better healthcare, in May 2004, construction began on Hardin Memorial Hospital’s new ambulatory surgery center. The $10.5 million, 2-story facility will include four (4) operating rooms, four (4) endoscopy suites, a gastrointestinal (GI) lab, and shell space for future expansion. In addition, the new center will have dedicated parking and on-site registration. The ambulatory surgery center is scheduled to open in the summer of 2005.
Hardin Memorial’s HealthLink was launched in September 2004. Visitors to the hospital’s website now have access to one of the most comprehensive databases for health information available today. Hardin Memorial’s HealthLink provides reliable, accurate health information utilizing highly interactive consumer-friendly health and medical content. Hardin Memorial’s HealthLink features information on such topics as: symptoms, surgeries and procedures, diseases, drug information and drug interactions and much more. Visit www.hmh.net and click on the HealthLink icon to access Hardin Memorial’s HealthLink.

2005
New Locations
March 2005 - Women’s Care Center (Expansion)
September 2005, Outpatient Surgery & Endoscopy Center

In 2005, Hardin Memorial Hospital led the way with technological advances by adding positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT), the latest whole body imaging technology available to detect cancer, heart disease, and neurological disorders. The hospital also implemented image-guided surgery, which gives surgeons a three-dimensional visual "road map" of a patient’s anatomy to navigate instruments to a diseased or injured area. Hardin Memorial Hospital acquired new shock wave technology to treat patients who suffer from kidney stones. The Storz MODULITH SLX-T is the most capable and versatile lithotripter in the world. The system has more power to break up larger kidney stones, resulting in fewer re-treatments, less pain, and faster recovery.

To further meet the healthcare needs of the region, Hardin Memorial Hospital opened the new Outpatient Surgery and Endoscopy Center. The $10.5 million, 50,000-square-foot facility features four (4) operating suites, four (4) endoscopy suites, and a gastrointestinal (GI) lab. The new center offers the latest in technology and convenience for patients needing outpatient surgery or treatment for gastrointestinal disease. The new center features fifty-four (54) private rooms, a separate entrance, on-site registration, and convenient parking.

Hardin Memorial became the first hospital in the region to purchase two (2) of the most advanced computed tomography (CT) systems. The Seimens SOMATOM Sensation 64-slice and 40-slice CT scanners will significantly enhance the hospital’s state-of-the-art, diagnostic imaging services. The SOMATOM Sensation 64-slice unit is the fastest and most advanced CT scanner currently available and is recognized for its exceptional image quality, speed, and ease-of-use. The scanners have advanced cardiac and vascular imaging capabilities.

The future is full of development for Hardin Memorial Hospital with the planning of the second CareFirst Urgent Care Center located on Ring Road in Elizabethtown. The CareFirst Urgent Care Center is projected to be 30,000 square feet and will house such services as an urgent care center, outpatient therapy center and will incorporate the hospitals’ WorkWell occupational medical program. It is estimated that the facility will contain between $8 and $9 million dollars of equipment. The future development is not limited to only Hardin County; there are plans to add a diagnostic facility in Meade County.

The WOW Wellness on Wheels® Mobile Health Unit, traveled to the area of MossPoint, Mississippi at the request of the Kentucky Operations Center for Katrina relief. Two separate teams from HMH went to Mississippi to provide assistance to hurricane victims. The presence of the WOW vehicle made a huge impact on the storm victims, who were touched that HMH sent teams to help them. In two separate trips to the tragedy-stricken Gulf coast the WOW vehicle was able to assist assisted 2,000 hurricane victims.

Community outreach continued to be a vital part of Hardin Memorial’s mission by providing health education programs, community forums, wellness screenings, and regular monthly visits by the WOW Wellness on Wheels® Mobile Health Unit throughout the region.

January 2005, 1,000th open heart procedure performed and in June 2005, physicians at Hardin Memorial Hospital performed the 3,000th Stereotactic Breast Biopsy procedure.

2006
New Location
June 2006 – Bardstown Diagnostic Center

In February 2006, Hardin Memorial Hospital developed a Sports Medicine Program. A team of four (4) Nationally Certified Athletic Trainers (CTA) works with Hardin County, Meade County, LaRue County and Elizabethtown Independent schools’ athletic programs. The CTA works with parents and physicians in order to ensure that appropriate care is provided to student athletes, while at the same time keeping school administrators informed of all aspect of the sports medicine program.

In June 2006, Hardin Memorial Hospital opened the Bardstown Diagnostic Center located in Bardstown, KY. The 2,100 square foot facility offers diagnostic x-ray services such as general radiology, CT, and bone densitometry. The new facility features the Siemens Emotion 16 CT Scanner with Picture Archival and Communication System technology (PACS). This new diagnostic center will help meet the healthcare needs of the residents living in and around Nelson County.

2007
New Location
July 2007 - Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center

In 2007, Hardin Memorial Hospital was selected as a 100 Top Hospital® by Solucient, which recognizes performance in five critical areas: clinical outcomes, patient safety, operational efficiency, financial stability, and growth.

Hardin Memorial broke ground on the Ring Road Medical Plaza, a 32,000-square foot ambulatory care center in Elizabethtown. The services will include an urgent care center, diagnostic imaging, sports medicine, and outpatient rehab services, including a heated therapy pool. In addition, WorkWell, the hospital’s occupational health services, will consolidate operations at the center. Completion of the Ring Road Medical Plaza is expected in summer of 2008.

To further meet the healthcare needs of the region, Hardin Memorial opened the area’s first wound care & hyperbaric medicine center. The center cares for patients with chronic wounds that require a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to maximize healing. The hospital also began offering “lap band” weight loss surgery to treat patients who are morbidly obese. Patients who have weight loss surgery are able to achieve numerous health improvements particularly in diabetes, hypertension, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, gastric reflux, and stress incontinence. Hardin Memorial started a diabetes management program to better serve the growing number of patients who suffer from diabetes and related health conditions. The program received accreditation by the American Diabetes Association.

2008
New Location
November 2008 – Ring Road Medical Plaza

In November 2008, Hardin Memorial Hospital opened Ring Road Medical Plaza, a 32,000-square foot ambulatory care center in Elizabethtown. The services include an urgent care center, diagnostic imaging, sports medicine, and outpatient rehab services, which features an aquatic therapy pool, a dedicated pediatric therapy gym, and hand therapy. In addition, WorkWellSM, the hospital’s occupational health services, consolidated operations at the new center.

To further meet the healthcare needs of the region, Hardin Memorial Hospital broke ground in October 2008 on Brandenburg Diagnostic Center, a 6,500-square foot facility. The center will include MRI, CT, ultrasound, digital mammography, bone densitometry, and digital radiography. Images will be interpreted by an on-site radiologist and stored on the hospital’s picture archiving and communication system (PACS). Medical office space will be available for physician specialty clinics. Brandenburg Diagnostic Center is scheduled to open in October 2009.

Hardin Memorial Hospital continues to focus on providing quality patient care and service. Last year, the hospital was again recognized as a Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals® based on clinical processes and outcomes, patient safety, operational efficiency, and financial stability. The hospital was also named one of Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals® Performance Improvement Leaders.

2009
New Location
September 2009 – Brandenburg Diagnostic Center

In September 2009, Hardin Memorial Hospital opened Brandenburg Diagnostic Center, a 6,500-square foot facility. The center includes MRI, CT, ultrasound, digital mammography, bone densitometry, and digital radiography. Images will be interpreted by an on-site radiologist and stored on the hospital’s picture archiving and communication system (PACS). Medical office space is available for physician specialty clinics.

Hardin Memorial Hospital continues to focus on providing quality patient care and service. Data Advantage, LLC as a 2009-2010 Hospital Value Index, recognized the hospital®: Best in Value Award Winner. The Hospital Value Index ® is a performance indicator to focus on the value the hospital provides to the community, and is based on quality, affordability, efficiency and patient satisfaction. The scores that Hardin Memorial Hospital achieved place the hospital in the top tier nationally. Also, The National Research Corporation (NRC) named Hardin Memorial Hospital as the hospital of choice in the area. NCR publicly recognize the nation's top hospitals as 2009-2010 Consumer Choice Award Winners. The award identifies hospitals which healthcare consumers have chosen as having the highest quality and image in over 300 markets throughout the United States.

At Hardin Memorial Hospital, patient safety is our main priority. In this tradition, we began a new program designed to ensure patient safety and prevent medical error: Bedside medication verification (BMV). Each patient is given a bar-coded armband when being admitted to the hospital. A caregiver scans the patient’s armband to confirm the patient’s identity, and then scans the bar-coded medication. The medication is then compared against the medications on the Electronic Medication Administration Record; this process will raise an alert if a medication is not included in a patient’s profile. BMV ensures that the right patient gets the correct medication and dosage in the route, at the right time. The system also checks for potential harmful drug interactions, food/drug interactions, and allergies. Bedside medication verification is a key development in improving patient safety.

2010
New Locations
February 2010 – Helmwood Lab (Remodeled)
April 2010 – Express Care
September 2010 – HMH Neurology
November 2010 – Heartland Vascular Surgery

Hardin Memorial Hospital’s dedication to healthier living for the community goes far beyond the services provided as a healthcare organization. The staff actively participates in both health education opportunities and events throughout the community, taking healthcare to where people live, gather and work. Hardin Memorial Hospital offers eighteen (18) healthcare locations throughout Hardin, LaRue, Meade, and Nelson counties in addition to its main hospital campus located in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.

To further extend access to healthcare, Hardin Memorial Hospital celebrated the grand opening of its first Express Care Clinic in Walmart located in Bardstown, Kentucky on April 12, 2010. The clinic provides fast, affordable access to basic health care services such as check-ups, immunizations, screenings, and treatment of minor injuries and illnesses. Express Care is designed with convenience in mind to accommodate busy schedules. In a partnership with Bardstown Primary Care, nurse practitioners staff the clinic, along with medical assistants. To better serve the needs of patients with busy lives, the hours of operation are extended into the evenings and offered on weekends.

In the past year, there has been a focus on the negative affects of one or more concussions in student athletes and increased importance placed on the proper management of these athletes in order for them to return to action safely. In a partnership with the Hardin County Schools and the Elizabethtown Independent Schools, the Sports Medicine Program began utilizing ImPACT™ Concussion Management testing system for all high school athletes. The system is a web-based program that collects the baseline neurological functioning of student-athletes before their competitive season starts. If an athlete is sidelined for an injury related to any kind of head trauma, conducting a post-test with ImPACT™ will provide additional and necessary information to assist physicians and trainers in clearing the athlete to return to play. The testing is done in the schools’ computer labs and takes approximately thirty (30) minutes to administer both times (before the season and after the injury). Therapy & Sports Medicine provides the certified athletic trainers to assist in facilitating testing, post-injury testing, and interpretation of the results in coordination with the students’ parents, coaches, and physicians.



2011
New Locations
January 2011 – Surgical Specialists
July 2011 – Elizabethtown Gastroenterology; Interventional Pain Management
August 2011 – Family Care Center - Elizabethtown
November 2011- Vascular Center; Elizabethtown Diagnostic Imaging

Since 1954, Hardin Memorial Hospital has continued to grow in meeting the communities’ healthcare needs through the addition and expansion of service lines, the use of advanced technology, and strong physician recruitment efforts. This past year, the organization announced officially that Hardin Memorial is so much more than just a hospital, and the new name Hardin Memorial Health now accurately depicts the hospital along with more than twenty-five off-site locations providing healthcare services throughout communities in central Kentucky. Hardin Memorial Health’s dedication to healthier living for the community goes far beyond the services provided as a healthcare organization. The staff actively participates in both health education opportunities and events throughout the community, taking healthcare to where people live, gather and work.

Quality patient care is a core competency, and this past year was no different. Hardin Memorial Hospital earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for advance certification as a Primary Stroke Center and the American College of Radiology designated the Women’s Imaging Center with both the Breast Imaging Center of Excellence and awarded a three-year term of accreditation in breast ultrasound. Hardin Memorial was also selected by the March of Dimes as the next site to implement the “Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait” campaign and the American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate for a quality diabetes self‐management education program was awarded to at Hardin Memorial Hospital’s Diabetes Self-Management Program. The National Research Corporation recognized the Hospital as a 2011-2012 Consumer Choice Award winner. The award identifies hospitals that healthcare consumers have chosen as having the highest quality and image in over 300 markets throughout the United States.

Community outreach continued to be a vital part of Hardin Memorial Hospital’s mission by providing Health Matters, a quarterly healthcare publication to the community; HMH Connection, an on-line newsletter and health content program; Health in the Heartland, a monthly television program that is focused on health topics; on-line health information; education programs; community forums; wellness screenings; and regular monthly visits by the WOW Wellness on Wheels® Mobile Health Unit throughout the region.

2012
New Locations
January 2012 – Family Care Center – Helmwood; Digestive Disease Center; Urology Associates
September 2012 – Hospitalists Program
October 2012 - Bardstown Lab
November 2012 – E-town Ortho; Surgical Center of Elizabethtown

Hardin Memorial Health began this year with a new mission and vision that is patient focused and positions the organization for growth while meeting our communities’ ever-changing healthcare needs. This past year, Hardin Memorial added multiple locations including nine medical practices and an outpatient-imaging center. Citizens in central Kentucky now have access to more than thirty-five Hardin Memorial Health locations - all close to home.

Hardin Memorial Hospital created their Hospitalist Program. Hospitalists are physicians who specialize in the general medical care of hospitalized patients. They typically have limited or no outpatient responsibilities, so they can devote their full-time and attention to patients who are in the hospital. Once patients are admitted, the hospitalist takes on responsibility for their care for the entirety of the patients’ stay. After discharge, care reverts back to patients’ personal physicians. The hospitalist role is based on the concept that the more experience a physician has with in-hospital care, the better the quality of care. Hospitalists do tend to offer increased experience with inpatient conditions and procedures. And hospitalists do not have to juggle a busy office schedule with hospital rounds. The hospital is, in effect, their office. This often results in shorter hospital stays, because hospitalists are on hand full-time to order tests and approve discharges.

Our dedication to a healthy community goes far beyond the services provided as a healthcare organization. We understand that healthcare no longer has physical boundaries and we reach into the digital world with a strong web and social media presence that includes daily posting of health related articles and information through Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest along with a YouTube library of more than thirty-five videos.

Hardin Memorial Health participates in both health education opportunities and events throughout the community, taking healthcare to where people live, work and play. Community outreach continues to be the corner stone of Hardin Memorial Health’s mission. The organization touched more that 50,000 individuals by providing Health Matters, a quarterly healthcare publication to the community; HMH Connection, an on-line newsletter and health content program; Health in the Heartland, a monthly television program that is focused on health topics; on-line health information; education programs; community forums; wellness screenings; and regular monthly visits by the WOW Wellness on Wheels® Mobile Health Unit throughout the region.

2013
New Locations
January 2013 – Medical Weight Management Center
April 2013 – Family Care Center - Radcilff
July 2013 – Cool Springs Lab; Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery
August 2013 – Family Care Center - Freeman Creek
October 2013 – Family Care Center – Clarkson; Freeman Creek Lab (Located inside Family Care Center, Freeman Creek)

Hardin Memorial Hospital reveled its master facility plan to improve the healthcare experience for patients, families and staff. The plan established through the organization’s strategic planning cycle. Taking into account the organization’s need, Hardin Memorial also worked with patient focus groups to gain insight from our patients. The master facility plan included an adding 56 private patient rooms in two new floors that would be added to the Outpatient Surgery and Endoscopy Center and would be renamed the ‘North Tower’, Relocating the Cancer Care Center and evaluating a renovation/expansion of the Emergency Department. The North Tower project broke ground in late summer and is expected to be completed in early 2015.

Hardin Memorial Hospital was awarded an Excellence in Patient Care award given by outcomes firm Studer Group®. The hospital will receive the award for their exemplary “Pain was always well controlled” results on the HCAHPS patient survey. Studer Group® gives its Excellence in Patient Care awards to select partners based on various categories. Hardin Memorial Hospital was selected for their HCAHPS composite results for 3Q11-2Q12 for the “pain well controlled” composite

Hardin Memorial Hospital was the first hospital in Kentucky to optimize its clinical workflow using the Voalte One™ platform. In an effort to maximize nursing efficiency and improve care coordination, Hardin Memorial Hospital equipped several of its units, including the Emergency Department, Short-Term Care, Progressive Care and Pediatric Department with Voalte One, a fully integrated iPhone® application, and Voalte Connect™ powered by AirWatch™, a mobile device management solution. The integrated solution of 100 Voalte iPhones allows caregivers to spend more time by the bedside, ultimately enhancing patient safety and satisfaction.

Hardin Memorial Hospital has received the Get With The Guidelines®–Resuscitation Silver Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. The recognition signifies that Hardin Memorial Hospital has reached an aggressive goal in using guidelines-based care to improve patient outcomes from in-hospital cardiac arrest. Hardin Memorial Hospital received Get With The Guidelines Silver Performance Award for reaching an aggressive goal of treating heart failure patients with 85% or higher compliance to core standard levels of care as outlined by the American Heart Association for 12 consecutive months.

The marketing efforts of Hardin Memorial Health was recognized on both a local and national levels. Hardin Memorial Health walked away with four awards from the Kentucky Society for Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing (KSHPRM) annual Thoroughbred Awards, the Thoroughbred Awards recognizes excellent work throughout the Commonwealth in the areas of healthcare marketing and public relations. Hardin Memorial Health also won a Gold distinction eHealthcare Leadership Healthcare Content Award for its revamped Web site, www.hmh.net at the 17th Annual Healthcare Internet Conference in New Orleans. HMH’s recognition was selected from more than 1,100 entries representing more than 260 organizations from across the country and judged by a panel of 121 experts. Hardin Memorial Health added to their awards with two awards being added at the prestigious 2013 Greystone.Net and Krames StayWell Best-In-Class Client Awards in New Orleans. Hardin Memorial Health was a Gold Award winner in the Best Use of Mobile Strategy category; and also received a Silver Award in the Best Use of Analytics to Track Performance. This is the second time Hardin Memorial Health has been recognized as a Best In Class winner. Their previous award was in 2011 with a Silver for Best Use of Health Content to Drive ROI.


2014
New Locations
February 2014 – Hardin Orthopedic & Sports Medicine
April 2014 – Cancer Care Center (Relocation to Robin Brooke Blvd); The Sleep Center (Relocate to Cool Springs Center)
Spring 2014 - Central Cardiology Associates
Hardin Memorial Hospital. 913 N. Dixie Ave. Elizabethtown KY 42701.
Phone (270) 737-1212
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