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The past year was an exciting year for the nursing and patient care team here at Hardin Memorial Hospital. Our division focused on initiatives to improve clinical outcomes and satisfaction for our patients, families and physicians and each other. HCAHPS Satisfaction scores have continued to rise demonstrating the efforts and diligence of each staff member in providing exceptional care in our organization. Over the past four years the practice environment for nurses has significantly improved as demonstrated by the results of the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI). This is a direct reflection of the patient care leadership team and staff. The Patient Care Division has developed its mission, vision and values as follows:

The mission of nursing, in partnership with patients, families, and other disciplines, is to exceed the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of our patients through compassionate evidence-based quality care.
Nursing will be an innovative leader recognized for excellence in professional nursing practice by exceeding national benchmarks. We will utilize nursing research, evidence-based practice, professional development, shared governance, and multidisciplinary collaboration, thereby optimizing patient outcomes and attracting and retaining engaged staff.
Hardin Memorial Health Nursing will live out its mission and achieve its vision guided by:


Philosophy of Nursing
The philosophy of nursing at Hardin Memorial Health is based on Dr. Jean Watson’s definition of nursing as the art and science of human caring. Our nurses express human caring through Watson’s framework of “carative factors”.

General Nursing Orientation
Whether you are a new graduate nurse or simply new to Hardin Memorial Health, all new nurses participate in General Nursing Orientation in order to familiarize you with Hardin Memorial Health operations, practices, and focus on service through the Art of Caring. During General Nursing Orientation, new nurses will be trained in the following:
  • Use of the electronic medical record
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Basic Life Support based on unit of employment
  • Unit Specific orientation with an approved preceptor
  • Access to a comprehensive set of evidence-based tools and resources through the William R. Handley Health Sciences Library
  • Team-building and networking through group activities
  • How we practice superior service to our patients, families, physicians, and one another through the Art of Caring
  • Introduction to our Magnet Journey and opportunities to participate in our shared governance councils
  • Policies, procedures, services, and skills training at Hardin Memorial Health

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