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Limited Vaccination Scheduling Available Friday (2/26)

February 19, 2021

Updated at 2:00 p.m. – Thank you for your interest in the COVID-19 Vaccination at Baptist Health Hardin. At this time, all available vaccination appointments have been filled. ***Scheduling begins Friday, February 26 *** Baptist Health Hardin will have a limited number of first-dose vaccination appointments available for scheduling on Friday, February 26 for Kentuckians […]

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Baptist Health Hardin relocates COVID-19 vaccination clinic site

January 29, 2021

Baptist Health Hardin is finalizing the relocation of its regional vaccination clinic so it is centrally located at Towne Mall (1704 North Dixie Highway in Elizabethtown). The vaccination clinic will officially open Monday, Feb. 1, to administer previously scheduled vaccinations to Central Kentucky residents The new Baptist Health Hardin Vaccination Clinic will serve as a […]

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Convalescent Plasma Donations

January 28, 2021

FIGHT IT FORWARD Recovered from COVID-19? Donate plasma locally to help others. Who can give: If you were previously diagnosed with COVID-19 and have fully recovered, your plasma may contain antibodies which could help other critically ill COVID-19 patients. Because your immune system fought off COVID-19, you may have antibodies in you that could help […]

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Monday’s Man – Doctor’s work faces unique challenges

January 25, 2021

By Becca Owsley, The News-Enterprise Dr. Anesh Badiwala at work at Baptist Health Hardin. Born in Canada, Dr. Anesh Badiwala made his way to Elizabethtown to work as a hospitalist at Baptist Health Hardin. His father moved from India to Detroit in the early 1970s to pursue advanced studies in chemistry, then moved to Canada […]

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COVID-19 Vaccine Overview

January 15, 2021

The public needs accurate and meaningful information about the COVID-19 vaccine, how the community will be able to schedule their COVID-19 vaccine at Baptist Health Hardin, and other resources that will help combat this pandemic. The COVID-19 vaccination process will take months to execute and is dependent on vaccine allocations from the state. Baptist Health […]

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Seeking Medical and Non-Medical Volunteers

January 12, 2021

Baptist Health Hardin leaders announced today that they are assembling and training volunteer healthcare professionals-LPN’s, RN’s, MD’s and Pharmacists willing to help with COVID-19 vaccinations. Additional positions are needed for non-medical personnel to answer phones, screening and monitoring vaccination participants. To volunteer with Baptist Health Hardin, email Courtney Dones ( or call 270-706-4718 and leave […]

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Baptist Health Hardin receives first doses of COVID-19 vaccine

January 01, 2021

The first 10 Baptist Health Hardin patient-facing employees – including pulmonary and critical care physicians, a housekeeping staff member, patient-facing nurses from the emergency department, Critical Care and COVID-19 units, patient admission staff, pharmacists, chaplain and respiratory therapists – received the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine starting at noon. “Today marks a significant pandemic turning point for […]

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1st Baby of the New Year

New baby boy kicks off long-awaited New Year Just 13 minutes into the highly anticipated New Year, Baptist Health Hardin’s first baby of 2021 entered the world and made Jaeda VanDeVenter a mom for the first time. Kyree James Harrison, born at 12:13 a.m. on New Year’s Day, weighed seven pounds, nine ounces and is […]

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Holiday Hours for Baptist Health Hardin Outpatient Lab Services

December 25, 2020

IMPORTANT UPDATE regarding Holiday Hours for Baptist Health Hardin Outpatient Lab Services. Outpatient Lab Services will have modified hours during the holiday season. Marry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your loved ones!

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Let Christmas Shine 2020

December 23, 2020

It’s that time of year again when the Baptist Health Hardin’s Auxiliary presents Let Christmas Shine Let Christmas Shine is an annual fundraiser and event to honor, remember, thank and celebrate the loved ones in our lives. This year, due to COVID-19, the celebration will be virtual. Please take a moment to watch and celebrate […]

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Baptist Health Hardin receives first doses of COVID-19 vaccine

Initial doses are reserved for highest priority group such as healthcare workers December 23, 2020 (Elizabethtown, Ky.) — Today, ten Baptist Health Hardin patient facing employees – including pulmonary and critical care physicians, a housekeeping staff member, patient facing nurses from the emergency department, Critical Care and COVID-19 units, patient admission staff, pharmacists, chaplain and […]

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Giving Back

December 22, 2020

This year, employees on 3 North Tower looked for a way to give back to their community. Instead of spending money on Christmas decorations or other holiday activity, staff decided to put together 60 Christmas gift bags for all of the nursing home residents at Helmwood Healthcare Center. The bags included blankets, fuzzy socks, deodorant, […]

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12 Days of Christmas

December 14, 2020
Join along as we celebrate the twelve days leading to Christmas!
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National Handwashing Week is Dec 1-7!

November 30, 2020

As if we need this important reminder again, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and flu season, but it never hurts to remind ourselves how important handwashing is to prevent the spread of illness. Although there are many different types of ailments, there is one thing that can help ward off most of them: handwashing. […]

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Radiation Therapy for Cancer in Elizabethtown, KY

Radiation Therapy for Cancer in Elizabethtown, KY Radiation therapy can be an effective treatment for killing cancer cells. Learn more about treating cancer with radiation from Baptist Health. *From the “Radiation Therapy for Cancer in Elizabethtown, KY” HealthTalks Transcript* William Porter, MD, Radiation Oncology: The science associated with radiation, as it pertains to cancer, is […]

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Baptist Health Hardin opens third urgent care clinic

November 18, 2020

New location provides convenient care for local, area residents.  Today, Baptist Health Hardin opened its third Urgent Care clinic in Hardin County to increase access to treatment for minor illnesses or injuries for people of all ages. The facility, conveniently located off I-65 (exit 94), allows patients in Hardin and the surrounding counties to access […]

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November is American Diabetes Month

November 17, 2020

In Kentucky, more than one in seven adults have diabetes, and, according to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, it is one of the top-ten leading causes of death by disease in the state. Unfortunately many people are living with undiagnosed diabetes or prediabetes. Baptist Health Hardin encourages the community to know their risks […]

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Breast Reconstruction Surgery After Breast Cancer in Elizabethtown, KY

November 16, 2020

Breast Reconstruction Surgery After Breast Cancer in Elizabethtown, KY Breast reconstruction surgery can help rebuild and shape the breast after a mastectomy. Learn more about breast reconstruction from Baptist Health. *From the “Breast Reconstruction Surgery After Breast Cancer in Elizabethtown, KY” Healthtalks Transcript* Ashley Kerekes, MD, Reconstructive Surgery: Here at Baptist Health Hardin, we have […]

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Lung Cancer Care Close to Home

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and it’s an important topic – especially in Kentucky, which leads the nation in instances of lung cancer and lung cancer deaths. But lung cancer is also one of the most preventable cancers and can be successfully treated if caught early. “It’s important to know your options for screening […]

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Baptist Health Hardin remembers those lost to COVID-19

November 13, 2020

Baptist Health Hardin remembers those lost to COVID-19 continues to take a toll on our region. Join us today as we remember patients and community members lost to the pandemic. Each patient treated at Baptist Health Hardin represents someone special, and they are special to us. They are a child, parent, grandparent, sibling, spouse, friend, […]

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Bardstown physician begins Baptist Health Medical Group leadership role

November 09, 2020

On November 1, Matthew Stiles, M.D. became Chief Medical Director of the Baptist Health Hardin Medical Group. Stiles, a long-time leader in Nelson County, was also instrumental in the creation of the new Bardstown Medical Plaza on John Rowan Boulevard that opened in August 2018. Stiles, a beloved physician with 30-plus years of experience, will […]

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Kosair Charities awards $300,000 to HMH Foundation

November 06, 2020

Kosair Charities awarded $300,000 to the Hardin Memorial Health Foundation (HMHF) Board of Directors. The gift will allow the Baptist Health Hardin Emergency Department, Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and BirthPlace teams to purchase new equipment to help some of their most fragile and youngest patients. The announcement was shared during a virtual […]

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Baptist Health Medical Group welcomes Rose Archemetre, M.D.

November 02, 2020
Dr. Rose Archemetre has joined the Baptist Health team to offer you and your family care for life. Her services include everything from well visits and disease prevention to health maintenance and care for urgent conditions. She has received national board certification in internal medicine and is ready to form a healthy partnership with you and your [...]
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Don’t wait to get a mammogram!

October 30, 2020

Teresa Bennett has a new message for everyone she greets: “Don’t wait! Don’t wait to get your annual mammogram, and don’t wait to get any of your tests,” she said. “It could save your life – it did mine.” Teresa, owner of Lady Lu Boutique in downtown Elizabethtown, has always had anxiety when it came […]

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Oct. 21 is Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day

October 19, 2020

For breast cancer patients who have had a mastectomy or lumpectomy, the decision whether or not to have breast reconstruction surgery is very personal. However it’s important to be informed no matter what, which is why the third Wednesday of each October is set aside as BRA Day, or Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day. BRA Day […]

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Baptist Health Medical Group welcomes Patricio Rosa, M.D.

October 12, 2020

Dr. Patricio Rosa is here to provide treatment for a broad spectrum of circulatory disorders, including peripheral artery disease, abdominal aneurysms, vascular malformations, and blockages in the lower extremities. He has more than 20 years of experience and is board certified in vascular surgery. We’re proud to have Dr. Rosa on our team. To schedule […]

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Make Mental Health a Priority

October 09, 2020

World Mental Health Day is observed on Oct. 10 every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health. In 2020, this focus on mental health is more important than ever, as the nation and the world struggles through the sickness, […]

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Orthopedic Surgeon joins Baptist Health Medical Group

October 08, 2020

Orthopedic surgeon Cody Bearden, M.D., has joined Jeffrey Been, M.D., Stuart Blankenship, M.D. and Marcis Craig, M.D., at Baptist Health Medical Group (BHMG) Orthopedics in Elizabethtown. Dr. Bearden, an Indiana native, comes to Central Kentucky from Homer Stryker, M.D. School of Medicine in Kalamazoo, Mich. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery after attending medical […]

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Tails & Tatas Breast Cancer Awareness 5K goes virtual in 2020

October 06, 2020

Due to an abundance of concern for the participants, the 2020 Tails & Tatas run will be virtual. Proceeds from the event benefit Hardin Memorial Health Foundation designated for the cancer care center patients locally. Registration:

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Temporary Hours at Outpatient Lab Services at Main Campus

Outpatient Lab Services at Baptist Health Hardin’s main campus will have temporary hour changes from October 7 – 12. For blood draws and other lab services, please note the following temporary hours: Wed., Oct. 7 – 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 8 – 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Fri., Oct. 9 – 8 […]

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Saturday Sports Clinic

October 02, 2020

Are you a High School student who has sustained a late week sports injury? Stop by the Saturday Morning Sports Injury Clinic at Baptist Health Hardin to see one of our board certified orthopedic specialists and certified athletic trainers. “We know it’s hard for the student-athletes in our community to be sidelined with an injury,” […]

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Baptist Health Medical Group welcomes Imran Iqbal, M.D.

September 30, 2020

Dr. Iqbal has joined the Baptist Health team to help you and your family identify and manage mental and behavioral health concerns. His areas of focus include depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. Dr. Iqbal is accepting new patients and is ready to form a healthy partnership with you and your loved ones. Ask your primary […]

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Flu shots vitally important this year

September 25, 2020

Getting a flu shot is more important than ever this year, with the virus that causes COVID-19 – and the virus that causes flu – both spreading this fall and winter. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends a yearly flu vaccine for all people older than six months. While there is disagreement among experts […]

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WHAS Crusade for Children tops $1 million in donations to the Hardin Memorial Health Foundation

September 01, 2020

Hardin Memorial Health Foundation (HMHF) announced today it received a $90,000 grant from the WHAS Crusade for Children, bringing total Crusade donations to more than $1 million since 2002. Over $786,000 of that investment has come to HMHF in the last five years. Local firefighters and countless fundraisers raise money in Central Kentucky every year […]

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Baptist Health Medical Group welcomes Jahin Patel, M.D.

Dr. Patel has joined the Baptist Health team to offer you and your family care for life. His services include everything from well visits and disease prevention to health maintenance and care for urgent conditions. He is accepting new patients and is ready to form a healthy partnership with you and your family. To schedule […]

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HMH Transition Draws Nearer – An Editorial from The News-Enterprise

August 24, 2020

Another significant milestone was crossed last week for Hardin Memorial Health. The hospital’s nine-member Board of Trustees adjourned its final meeting just before the noon hour Tuesday. The elected officials of county government no longer will provide leadership and direction for the hospital as the health care system’s sale to Baptist Health is set to […]

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HMH receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

Hardin Memorial Health recently re­ceiv­ed the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. HMH earned the award by meeting specific quality […]

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HMH Board of Trustees Convenes for Last HMH Board Meeting

August 19, 2020

The Hardin Memorial Health (HMH) Board of Trustees met for the final time on Tuesday, August 18. The Board of Trustees, comprised of the Hardin County Judge/Executive and Hardin County magistrates, provided leadership to HMH since it was founded 66 years ago. HMH President and CEO Dennis Johnson praised the Board for their altruistic leadership. […]

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New equipment improves emergency room care

July 24, 2020

In a July 24 article in The News-Enterprise, HMH Emergency Department officials discuss the improved care because of a new piece of technology – the ThermaCor 1200. The ThermaCor 1200 is portable fluid infusion device capable of warming and infusing fluids at rapid rates and of sustaining patients in traumatic injury situations. The equipment was […]

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Sharon Wright Receives Ceca Foundation Special Award for Caregiving Excellence

July 23, 2020

 Ceca Foundation is pleased to honor Sharon Wright, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Hardin Memorial Health (HMH), was presented with the Ceca Special Award for Caregiving Excellence. The Special Awards were designed specifically to recognize exceptional acts of caregiving by healthcare workers on the frontlines and behind the scenes, who are working […]

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Backyard Classic donates $10,000 to HMHF

July 08, 2020

For the fourth year in a row, organizers of the Backyard Classic, an eight-hour endurance run that takes place on the trails in the Eliza­bethtown Nature Park, made a donation to the Har­din Memorial Health Foundation. In 2019, the race raised $10,000 for the HMH Foundation, bringing their four-year total to $30,000. Unfortunately, the 2020 […]

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Two Long-term HMH Pathologists Retiring

June 25, 2020

Congratulations on your retirement to David Elliot, M.D. for 20 years of service and Sidney Verble, M.D. for 31 years of service!

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HMH Stroke Program Re-certified

June 17, 2020

In May, the Joint Commission completed a review of the HMH Stroke Program. After a thorough review of the program, goals and leaders, HMH received a re-certification as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center. In addition to the Advanced Primary Stroke Center certification, the stroke team was previously recognized by the American Stroke Association’s Stroke Get […]

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HMH Reports Budget Impact of COVID-19

June 16, 2020

During the June meeting of the Hardin Memorial Health (HMH) Board of Trustees held via ZOOM, the board discussed the budget impact of COVID-19. March, April and May operational budgets showed a combined operational loss of $13.7 million as these were the three months significantly impacted by state-issued restrictions designed to “flatten the curve” and […]

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Accomplished Interventional Cardiologist Joins HMH Team

June 11, 2020

The HMH Medical Group is excited to announce the addition of Brian Price, M.D., an interventional cardiologist, to the HMH Central Cardiology Associates team. Interventional cardiologists study for years to obtain additional training in treating cardiovascular diseases through procedures that predominantly use catheters, such as angioplasty and stenting. Thomas Hustead, M.D., Medical Director of the […]

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CareFirst Urgent Care at Ring Road closed on Memorial Day

May 22, 2020

Please note – HMH CareFirst Urgent Care’s Ring Road Location will be closed on Memorial Day (5.25.20).   The Radcliff location (1360 Rogersville Rd) will be open for care as well as the HMH Emergency Department.   Happy Memorial Day!

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HMH Medical Group Adds Invasive Cardiologist to Team

The HMH Medical Group announced the addition of Bart Dawson, M.D., an invasive cardiologist, to the HMH Central Cardiology Associate team. A Bullitt County native, Dr. Dawson has more than 10 years of invasive cardiology experience gained while practicing in a large, diverse metropolitan group. “Growing healthcare systems like HMH in growing regions like Central […]

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COVID-19 Response for Area Nursing Homes, Long-term Care

May 20, 2020

Hardin Memorial Health officials are working closely with area nursing homes, assisted living residential areas and long-term health care facilities in the 10-county region to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Facilities across Kentucky have been hard hit by COVID-19 cases for both residents and healthcare workers. HMH and Lincoln Trail District Health Department (LTDHD) officials, […]

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HMH employee first to complete Expungement Benefit Program case study

May 13, 2020

On May 12, Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board (LTWDB) Workforce Crisis Task Force members and Hardin Memorial Health (HMH) representatives announced during a virtual press conference the completion of the first Expungement Benefit Program case study. Timi-Michelle Tolhurst, an employee at HMH CareFirst Urgent Care Center in Radcliff, is the first participant to complete the […]

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Hardin Memorial Health will join Baptist Health in September

May 08, 2020

The sale of Hardin Memorial Health (HMH) to Baptist Health has been accelerated, and will now be finalized by Sept. 1, 2020. The prior plan called for closing on or before Dec. 1, 2020. “We are pleased to share the news that HMH can begin reaping the benefits of joining Kentucky’s largest not-for-profit healthcare system […]

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