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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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HMH NICU CELEBRATES FIRST BIRTHDAY

On Tuesday, Hardin Memorial Health (HMH) celebrated its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at a special birthday party hosted by Hardin Memorial Health Foundation (HMHF). The party marks the one-year anniversary of Central Kentucky’s only Level II NICU. Babies cared for in the NICU’s first year and their families joined HMH caregivers, HMH leaders and HMHF donors for the celebration. 

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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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HMH BRINGS PROJECT FIT AMERICA TO CREEKSIDE ELEMENTARY

Project Fit America
Hardin Memorial Health officials joined Hardin County Schools administrators, teachers and students today to celebrate the start of Project Fit America (PFA) at Creekside Elementary School in Sonora.
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200-FOOT SECTION OF WOODLAND DRIVE TO CLOSE SEPT. 22

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Elizabethtown officials announced today that a 200-foot section of Woodland Drive, adjacent to the HMH Emergency Department, will be closed to traffic beginning Sept 22. 

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HMH SURGEON DEDICATED TO RESTORING A NORMAL LIFE

Dr. Kathryn DavisDr. Kathryn Davis, a board certified vascular surgeon at Hardin Memorial Health, developed her skills at some of the nation's most prestigious institutions, but her time in the great outdoors taught her that behind each procedure there's a normal life hoping to be restored.

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SATURDAY MORNING SPORTS INJURY CLINIC FOR AREA MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES

Saturday Morning Sports Clinic

Hardin Memorial Health wants to help get area athletes back to the playing field as quickly and safely as possible.

From Sept. 3 - Nov. 5, HMH Sports Medicine and Orthopedics will offer a Saturday Morning Sports Injury Clinic for any area middle school or high school athlete with an acute, late week injury. Certified athletic trainers and an attending orthopedic surgeon will be on-hand to evaluate your sports-related injuries and help determine the best plan of care.

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LOCAL TEACHER RECEIVES PROJECT FIT AWARD

Sweeney AwardYesterday, Chad Sweeney, a physical education teacher at Lincoln Trail Elementary School, received the 2015 Project Fit National All Star Teacher of the Year Award. He is one of four teachers from across the United States selected for the award.

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HMH FOUNDATION RECEIVES FIRST-EVER KOSAIR CHARITIES® GRANT


Kosair Charities surprised Hardin Memorial Health Foundation (HMHF) officials with a $200,000 gift for the HMH Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), the only level II NICU in Central Kentucky.  

HMHF was expecting a $160,000 grant but at a special ceremony at Hardin Memorial Hospital, Kosair Charities President Randy Coe increased the gift by $40,000.

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HMH IN THE NEWS!

Nancy Bowles Read The News-Enterprise article about Nancy Bowles, the new Assistant Vice President of Oncology for Hardin Memorial Health. After an almost 40-year career in oncology, she is turning her expertise to the HMH Cancer Care Center to continue HMH's mission to offer first-in-class treatment to keep families close to home.

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HMH EMPLOYEES RANK SYSTEM AMONGST BEST IN COUNTRY

A recent survey shows Hardin Memorial Health scored high marks with its employees, ranking in the 83rd percentile nationwide amongst more than 2,200 hospitals and healthcare systems across the country.

The results of the recent employee engagement survey were presented at the August HMH Board of Trustees meeting. The industry leading healthcare advisory firm, Press Ganey, conducts the national survey, gathering input from more than one million respondents in the healthcare field.

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DR. DAN STEWART NAMED ONE OF LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE'S "TOP DOCS"

Louisville Top DocsCongratulations to Dr. Dan Stewart, head of the UofL Physicians Neonatology Group, who was named one of Louisville Magazine's Top Docs 2016.

HMH is proud to partner with the University of Louisville Physicians Neonatalogy Group to improve care for all babies in the 10-county region that HMH serves. The HMH Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) -- about to mark it's one-year anniversary -- elevates the level of neonatal care for all babies.

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HMH IN THE NEWS!

HMH in the News
HMH in the News! Check out this great article from The News-Enterprise about ultra marathoner and cancer survivor Lori Masterson whose Elizabethtown Backyard Classic race is coming up on August 20.

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RANKINGS SHOW HMH AMONG THE BEST IN STATE, COUNTRY - HOSPITAL RECEIVES 4-STAR QUALITY RATING

Hardin Memorial Hospital ranks in the top 25 percent of hospitals nationwide according to a new quality rating recently released from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  Of the 4,599 hospitals rated, only 2.2 percent earned five stars and 20.3 percent garnered four stars, putting HMH in the top quartile of best performing hospitals in the country. 
 
Of the 82 hospitals rated in Kentucky, only 16 earned four stars and none received five stars. There were only 102 hospitals across the nation that received a five-star rating. 

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HMH THERAPY AND SPORTS MEDICINE PROVIDES 10 YEARS OF THERAPY TO SCHOOLS

HMH Sports MedicineThe team at the Hardin Memorial Health Therapy and Sports Medicine Center recently celebrated their 10th anniversary providing athletic training and support to area schools.

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COMMUNITY ENCOURAGED TO JOIN BORN AT HMH INITIATIVE BY JULY 7

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Born at HMHHardin Memorial Health will celebrate renovations of its obstetrics unit, BirthPlace with a permanent photo mosaic.  Images of hundreds of people all of whom were “Born at HMH” will be part of the unique display.  Photos posted to Facebook by Thursday, July 7, using the hashtag #bornathmh will be considered for the mosaic.

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HMH FOUNDATION RECEIVES $50,000 NATIONAL GRANT

Brave Beginnings awards first grant in Kentucky for HMH NICU

The Hardin Memorial Health Foundation received its first national grant from Brave Beginnings for the HMH Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The $50,000 gift is the first Brave Beginnings grant to any Kentucky hospital or foundation. The funds will be used to purchase equipment to better monitor and support HMH’s most fragile newborns – preemies.Click here to read story.


HMH BOARD OF TRUSTEES APPROVES 2017 BUDGET

Hardin Memorial Health leaders presented the fiscal year 2017 budget at the June meeting to the board of trustees. The proposed $297 million operating budget is a conservative plan, a 9 percent increase from the 2016 budget.

“HMH’s budget today is 50 percent larger than five years ago,” said Dennis Johnson, HMH president and CEO. “Our tremendous growth, exceeding that of most Kentucky hospitals, is due to our strategy focusing on physicians, facilities and service.”

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HARDIN MEMORIAL HEALTH JOINT SURGEONS OFFERING QUALITY CARE TO AREA PATIENTS

HMH provides quality health care services in more than 45 specialties throughout the 10-county region including orthopedics. Over the next several weeks, we will offer a multi-part blog series about our talented and caring HMH orthopedic physicians and their team.

In the 7th installment in this video blog series, we introduce you to local athletes treated by HMH orthopedic surgeon Dr. Michael Krueger of Hardin Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.  Learn more about how Dr. Krueger helped these two HMH patients get back into action.  Click here to watch all the videos from the blog series.


HMH CANCER CARE PATIENT BENEFITS FROM NEW CLINICAL TRIAL


HMH's Cancer Care service offers patients access to cutting-edge treatments to fight their disease. Sonny Allen, a Stage 4 Melanoma patient, recently participated in a new clinical trial under the care of Dr. Adam Lye and the HMH Cancer Care Center. The outcome? Nothing short of a miracle.  

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HMH FOUNDATION RAISES NEARLY $500,000 IN FIRST YEAR

HMH NICU Just one year in to its mission to provide leadership and resources to strenthen Hardin Memorial Health, the HMH Foundation is already making a difference.  Just ask the families of the 120+ babies treated close to home in the newly instated Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

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CRUSADE FOR CHILDREN BENEFITS HMH NICU

Crusade For Children benefits HMH NICUEach year, firefighters and other volunteers shake boots, helmets, and buckets to raise money for the WHAS Crusade for Children to benefit children in their communities.  There’s no better example of how the money raised is invested back into the community than the Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Hardin Memorial Hospital – made possible in part by two grants from the Crusade.

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HMH ANNUAL AUXILIARY AWARDS BANQUET

HMH Auxiliary BanquetHMH recently hosted its Annual Auxiliary Awards Banquet.  The Auxiliary Awards Banquet celebrates the time and talents of HMH's more than 150 volunteers.  This year (April 2015 - March 2016) HMH Auxiliary donated 36,135 hours.

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HMH CELEBRATES EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT TEAM WITH GROUP ‘TREE’ HUG

hmh group tree hugThis week, Hardin Memorial Health, in partnership with Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, celebrated its dedicated Emergency Department with a special Group ‘Tree’ Hug.

“This Group ‘Tree’ Hug is an opportunity to thank Emergency Department staff and recognize their efforts as they continue to provide care while the Emergency Department undergoes expansion and renovation,” said Sharon Wright, vice president of patient care and chief nursing officer.

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HMH OFFERS A NEW, NON-INVASIVE DIGESTIVE PROCEDURE

Hardin Memorial Health now offers patients a new, non-invasive alternative for removing abnormal tissues from the digestive tract including the esophagus, stomach, small intestine and colon.

Dr. Kashif Haider of the HMH Digestive Disease Center recently obtained his American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) certification in the Endoscopic Muscosal Resection (EMR) procedure.  Haider is one of only two ASGE EMR-certified gastroenterologists in Kentucky.  Click here to watch the video. 



HMH CANCER CARE

More than one million people in the United States get cancer each year.  The statistic is staggering and too often hits close to home.  HMH's Cancer Care program provides patients with quality care from leading physicians and a highly-skilled and caring medical staff as well as access to the latest clinical trials available in the fight against cancer.

One HMH colon cancer patient, Sandra "Kay" Brown, considers the people of HMH's Cancer Care like family.  Click here to watch her story.



HMH KICKS OFF MARCH OF DIMES FUNDRAISING EFFORTS

HMH March of Dimes CampaignToday, April 1, HMH officially kicks off the annual March of Dimes fundraising campaign.  The money we raise helps the March of Dimes fund research on the problems that threaten our children and finding ways to prevent them.  HMH is a long-time supporter of this annual campaign because we believe wholeheartedly in this important work.  But this year, the campaign takes on new meaning for HMH with our Chief Nursing Officer, Sharon Wright, serving as the 2016 chair for Hardin County.

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HMH PATIENT STORY: CANCER CARE

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.  Colon cancer is the number two cause of cancer deaths in Kentucky in both men and women.  Hardin Memorial Health’s Cancer Care program provides patients with quality care from leading physicians and a highly skilled and caring medical staff as well as access to the latest clinical trials available in the fight against cancer. 

One HMH colon cancer patient, Sandra “Kay” Brown, shares her story.   Click here to read story.

 


HMH PATIENT EXPERIENCE CONTINUES POSITIVE TREND

hmh studer groupPatient experience at Hardin Memorial Health continues to trend positively according to representatives from the Studer Group. The healthcare industry experts provided an update to the HMH Board of Trustees at the March monthly meeting.

The Studer Group, a partner of HMH since 2011, assesses patient experience outcomes at HMH and helps improve service. Click here to read story.


HARDIN COUNTY CLOSES IN ON PULSEPOINT MILESTONE

1,382 community members download the app
pulse pointAs of mid-February, 1,382 members of the Hardin County community have downloaded the PulsePointsmartphone app, which enables them to become citizen superheroes, said Hardin Memorial Health President and CEO Dennis Johnson.

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