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Baptist Health Hardin Wound Care offers helps with winter injuries

February 18, 2021
With severe winter weather upon us, outdoor activities can result in wounds for an unfortunate few. Precipitation, such as snow, sleet and freezing rain, can make sidewalks and parking lots dangerous. Falls are much more prevalent during these weather conditions and can result in skin tears and painful abrasions. Sitting close to fireplaces, space heaters [...]
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Local health officials encourage community to keep up holiday lights

December 26, 2020

Baptist Health Hardin leadership are asking Central Kentucky to keep holiday lights on display through January 31 as a way to encourage and inspire healthcare workers and first responders who continue fighting on the front lines of the pandemic. By keeping holiday lights up longer than usual, our community can display their support for the […]

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Temporary visitor guidelines

September 15, 2020
  ONE VISITOR One designated (BY THE PATIENT) adult healthy visitor over the age of 18 for the hospital stay. For safety, some nursing units do not allow visitation. The designated visitor may visit daily up to 2 hours between: 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. (Compassionate exceptions for the end-of-life upon approval.) Exceptions will be [...]
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Baptist Health finalizes purchase of Hardin Memorial Health, changes name to Baptist Health Hardin

September 01, 2020

Baptist Health has finalized purchase of Hardin Memorial Health and changed its name to Baptist Health Hardin, in keeping with its tradition of linking the hospital name with its geographic location. All told, the transaction includes $361.4 million in payments and future investments. The closing came about three years after the Hardin Memorial Hospital Board […]

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Patient, staff safety paramount as HMH rolls out plan to resume elective procedures, surgeries

May 02, 2020

Hardin Memorial Health (HMH) is rolling out a restart plan to gradually resume full operations, focusing on the well-being and safety of its patients and employees. HMH suspended elective surgeries on March 18 on the recommendation of Governor Andy Beshear, and certain diagnostic services a week later. Governor Beshear announced last week that he is […]

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HMH spearheads breakthrough COVID-19 plasma treatment

April 30, 2020

COVID-19 patients at Hardin Memorial Health (HMH) now have access to a new treatment study using plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients. The breakthrough convalescent plasma treatment allows current COVID-19 patients to receive plasma from recovered patients. The study is being spearheaded locally by HMH physician Natalie Harper, M.D., Ph.D., Hematology/Oncology with assistance from Ben Cundiff, […]

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COVID-19 Resources

March 11, 2020

As the situation continues to evolve, the public must be very selective in where they obtain reliable information on COVID-19. Recommended sources are: Centers for Disease Control (CDC) – Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services – or Public Hotline: 1-800-722-5725 Lincoln Trail District Health Department – Hardin Memorial Health –

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Hardin Memorial Health, Larry Hall Agree to Dismiss Legal Actions, Allowing Sale of HMH to Baptist Health to Proceed

November 01, 2019

Hardin Memorial Health and Dr. Larry Hall announced on Nov. 1 that Dr. Hall would dismiss his Petition for Rehearing in the Kentucky Court of Appeals and HMH would simultaneously dismiss its Motion to Dismiss and/or Motion to Sanction Frivolous Appeal. As a result of the two legal actions being dismissed, the sale of HMH […]

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Saturday Morning Sports Injury Clinic

August 22, 2019

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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HMH joins statewide partnership to fight opioid epidemic

July 09, 2019

Hardin Memorial Health (HMH) joined the new Kentucky Statewide Opioid Stewardship (KY SOS) program, teaming up with hospitals across the state to fight opioid abuse. The Kentucky Hospital Association and the Cabinet for Health and Family Services formed a partnership to reduce opioid overprescribing and improve safe opioid use. In addition, Chief Medical Officer Dr. […]

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Refer a RN and get up to a $4,000 bonus!

June 11, 2019

During the months of October & November 2019, refer a Registered Nurse for ED, ICU/CCU, LPN Float, L&D, NICU, 4NT or PCU and receive up to $4000.00*! Fall Special – Registered Nurse Referral Bonus Referral Bonus Details: $4,000 for a full-time hire; $2,500 for a part-time 48 hour hire, or; $2,000 for a part-time 40 […]

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HMH Auxiliary Let Christmas Shine light sales start this month!

November 14, 2018

Proceeds benefit HMH Auxiliary Scholarships Let Christmas Shine is HMH Auxiliary’s Christmas project to raise monies for the Auxiliary Scholarship Fund. For over 25 years, the HMH Auxiliary Scholarship Fund has given scholarships to college students who are current residents or high school graduates of HMH’s 10 county service area (Hardin, LaRue, Meade, Breckenridge, Grayson, […]

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Oct. 10 is World Mental Health Day

October 03, 2018

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. Communities have an important role to play in suicide prevention. They can provide support to people who are vulnerable and to those […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness: Annual Screening

Annual screening for breast cancer is one of the most important things women can do for themselves. Each year, nearly 250,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer, and early detection and treatment offers the best chance for survival. At Hardin Memorial Health (HMH), we recommend that women consider their health history and the advice of […]

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HMH Board of Trustees moves to create direct to employer clinic

June 27, 2018

The Hardin Memorial Health Board of Trustees approved a plan at its June meeting to establish a direct to employer clinic. The HMH clinic, which will be located behind the HMH’s Work Well location at 400 Ring Road in the Hughes Center of Commerce and Industry, will provide primary care services to participating employers’ workers. […]

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Hardin Memorial Health achieves Pathway to Excellence designation

June 22, 2018

Hardin Memorial Health officials announced it has earned the highly coveted Pathway to Excellence designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). HMH is one of only seven hospitals in Kentucky to receive the designation and one of only 163 internationally. The Pathway designation recognizes that HMH is a best place to work for nurses, that nurses […]

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HMH receives Worksite Wellness Award

June 06, 2018

At this year’s Worksite Wellness Council of Louisville Conference & Awards, Hardin Memorial Health (HMH) received the 2018 Silver Award for success in Worksite Wellness. HMH was one of 14 workplaces recognized that is not based in Louisville. The Worksite Wellness Award is based on criteria developed by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention […]

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Commuting for Cutting Edge Cancer Care

May 14, 2018

Lexington resident and horse breeder Nancy Mazzoni regularly drove three hours roundtrip so that she could utilize the cutting-edge technology available at the HMH Cancer Care Center. The HMH Foundation and the generous donors at HMH’s 2017 Purses, Pumps, & Prevention Cancer Awareness Social made the Paxman Scalp Cooling System technology possible here in our […]

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Baptist Health purchase of HMH

May 02, 2018
Read Report of the Steering Committee and Asset Purchase Agreement (pdf) Frequently Asked Questions - Update 05/08/2018 (pdf) Question? Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.Name *FirstLastEmail *County *HardinMeadeNelsonLaRueBreckinridgeGraysonHartBullittGreenTaylorOtherSelect Your CountyQuestion *Enter your question, up to 250 characters Check the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for regular updates with answers to submitted questions [...]
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Much to Celebrate at Purses, Pumps & Prevention 2018

May 01, 2018

Members of the community turned out for fun and fashion at the 3rd annual Purses, Pumps & Prevention on April 26. Hardin Memorial Health and the HMH Foundation celebrated cancer survivors, their journey, their families and caregivers at the cancer awareness social at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown. Read more here.

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Hardin Memorial Health and Baptist Health are entering into $361.4 million Asset Purchase Agreement

Hardin Memorial Hospital (HMH) and Baptist Health announced today they are entering into a $361.4 million asset purchase agreement through which Baptist Health would acquire HMH, subject to a vote of the HMH Board of Trustees and appropriate regulatory approvals. The HMH Board will vote on the asset purchase agreement at its May 22 Fiscal […]

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HMH Earns Second ‘A’ Safety Rating from The Leapfrog Group

April 30, 2018

Leaders cite consistent infection control measures to ensure patient safety The Leapfrog Group released its bi-annual hospital safety grades this week, giving Hardin Memorial Health (HMH) an “A” rating for the second consecutive time. The national nonprofit evaluates and reports the safety and quality performance of more than 2,600 hospitals nationwide. Of the 46 hospitals […]

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April Board Meeting – HMH Employee Engagement Ranks Among Best in Country

April 18, 2018

Hardin Memorial Health employees ranked the healthcare system in the top 25 percent in employee engagement among more than 2,200 hospitals and healthcare systems surveyed nationwide, officials reported at the HMH Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday. Press Ganey, the industry leader in healthcare advisors, conducted the annual survey of more than 1 million healthcare employees […]

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HMH Board of Trustees Authorizes Purchase of New CT Scanner

March 22, 2018

The Hardin Memorial Health (HMH) Board of Trustees approved a plan to purchase a new CT Big Bore Oncology Scanner at today’s board meeting. The $509,000 system will replace the existing equipment with newer state-of-the-art technology housed in the hospital’s Radiation Therapy department. The cylinder or bore size of the new scanner is 85 centimeters […]

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Medicare transitioning to new, more secure cards

March 02, 2018

Medicare patients will soon have a more secure and safe Medicare card. Between April 2018 and April 2019, new cards without Social Security numbers will be mailed to each patient, which provides an added way to protect your identity. Patients will receive a new, unique Medicare number only used for Medicare coverage. No benefits or […]

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Strong Today. Stronger Tomorrow.

February 22, 2018

On February 14, Hardin Memorial Health celebrated its 64th birthday. In order to recognize this significant milestone, HMH President and CEO Dennis Johnson spoke at Hardin County Chamber of Commerce’s February Luncheon. During his presentation, Johnson discussed the growth of HMH and its future. Please take a moment to watch this important presentation about HMH:

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Cervical cancer is preventable through vaccines, screenings

January 31, 2018

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, and at Hardin Memorial Health we are dedicated to bringing awareness and educating women on ways to prevent cervical cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 13,000 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2018, even though it is highly preventable. The leading cause of cervical […]

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HMH Completes $15 Million Emergency Department Expansion

January 12, 2018

Hardin Memorial Health (HMH) celebrated with staff, former patients, hospital leadership and community leaders, the completion of a 14,000-square-foot expansion of its Emergency Department (ED) at a ribbon cutting today. HMH undertook the $15 million expansion and redesign to better serve the more than 70,000 patients who visit the HMH ED, Kentucky’s fourth busiest, annually. […]

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Important Message re: Meade County Family Medicine

January 03, 2018

HMH Medical Group Meade County Family Medicine is closed due to a water leak. We are unable to see patients at this time. For urgent medical concerns, please seek assistance at CareFirst Urgent Care Center located at 1360 Rogersville Road in Radcliff or 1111 Ring Road in Elizabethtown. For medical emergencies, proceed to the nearest […]

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First Baby of 2018

January 02, 2018

HMH welcomed the first baby of the new year three hours after the ball dropped. Case Bruce, the infant son of Dustin and Jenna Bush and little brother of Drake (4) and Hunter (2), was born at 3:11 a.m. on January 1. The family lives in Custer in Breckinridge County. Each year the first baby […]

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Federal government rankings show HMH strength in infection control

December 22, 2017

Hardin Memorial Health’s (HMH) infection control efforts continue to rank above the national average according to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) ratings released this week. The federal government rankings show the hospital is at or above the national average in most categories, earning HMH a three-star rating. “With any national ranking or report, […]

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HMH Auxiliary hosts annual Christmas Banquet

December 20, 2017

On December 19, more than 200 HMH Auxiliary members, friends and family celebrated the holiday season and their longstanding commitment to HMH. This annual event is a favorite of the Auxiliary members and includes dinner, fellowship, and entertainment. This year, dinner was provided by HMH Food and Nutrition and entertainment was provided by Allegro Dance […]

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Cancer Care Patient Shares Her HMH Story

December 18, 2017

Kayi Lewis would be the first to tell you – she never expected a cancer diagnosis. In January 2017, Lewis went to HMH Emergency Department for abdominal pain. A few days later, she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. While the diagnosis came as a shock, she along with her husband, family and a community of […]

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New Medical Building Taking Shape

December 15, 2017

The new HMH medical facility in Bardstown is making great progress, with several steps in the building project now complete. The HMH Bardstown Medical Group Office Building will be home to HMH’s growing Bardstown Family Medical Center as well as to multiple specialists. Recent progress includes the first layer of asphalt in the parking lot […]

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HMH Grows Meade County Services

December 13, 2017

On Tuesday, Hardin Memorial Health (HMH) officials joined the Meade County Area Chamber of Commerce and community leaders today for a ribbon cutting at HMH Meade County Family Medicine, located on Hillcrest Drive. The public celebration marked the addition of the practice to the HMH Medical Group family. HMH purchased the practice from KentuckyOne Health […]

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HMH releases limited-edition book

December 11, 2017

Hardin Memorial Health (HMH) is proud to announce the release of HMH: A Pictorial History Celebrating 60 Years. This photo journal was written and curated by Diane Logsdon, HMH Foundation Board Member and retired HMH Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. It details the 60-plus year history of HMH and the countless leaders, physicians, nurses […]

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Annual HeartChase Set for December 5 at Christmas in the Park

December 01, 2017

Central Kentuckians are invited to lace up their sneakers and kick off the holiday season at the American Heart Association’s Heartland HeartChase on Tuesday, December 5. The annual event, which hopes to raise $25,000 to fight heart disease and stroke – America’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers – begins at 5 p.m. with registration […]

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HMH Board of Trustees Approves Additional 3-D Mammography Purchase

November 22, 2017

On Tuesday, the HMH Board of Trustees approved a $400,000 purchase of additional 3-D mammography equipment for HMH to provide Central Kentuckians even greater access to the cutting-edge technology. The new equipment comes on the heels of a $1.5 million investment earlier this year that added 3-D technology at the hospital main campus and HMH’s […]

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Let Christmas Shine Light Sales Are On!

November 10, 2017

HMH Auxiliary’s annual Let Christmas Shine starts Nov. 1. Volunteers sell lights to raise monies for the Auxiliary Scholarship Fund. The fundraiser runs through Nov. 22. The Auxiliary will be selling lights in the Gift Shop Lobby area from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Or, […]

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Hardin Memorial Health and Baptist Health Sign Letter of Intent for Baptist to Acquire and Operate HMH

November 07, 2017

Hardin Memorial Health (HMH) and Baptist Health recently announced they have now signed a Letter of Intent for Baptist Health to acquire and operate HMH. The Letter of Intent kicks off a formal due diligence process involving both entities, the negotiation of definitive transaction documents, and appropriate regulatory approvals. The Letter of Intent is a […]

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Diabetes Expo

November 06, 2017

According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 30 million adults in the United States have diabetes. As November has been designated American Diabetes Month, at Hardin Memorial Health we want to draw attention to the impact the disease has on our everyday lives. “Uncontrolled diabetes can effect sufferers by decreasing quality of life, […]

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HMH welcomes new physician Stuart Blankenship, M.D.

October 13, 2017

Hardin Memorial Health would like to welcome new physician Stuart Blankenship to our Orthopedics team. “I enjoy helping people to live better lives, and I’m excited to be doing that as part HMH Orthopedics,” Dr. Blankenship said. Dr. Blankenship received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Kentucky School of Medicine and followed […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness: Coordination of Care

October 09, 2017

When diagnosed with breast cancer, the unknown can be terrifying. That’s why at Hardin Memorial Health we have someone to help you navigate the many aspects of your treatment and care. Nurse Navigator Audrey Cleaver, BSN, RN offers a hand to hold and an ear to listen, as well as extensive knowledge of HMH’s Multi-Disciplinary […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness: Breast Concern

October 06, 2017

No one else knows your body like you do. That’s why, if something doesn’t feel quite right during a regular breast self exam, it’s best to contact your healthcare provider for a more thorough assessment.   “Not every breast concern will turn out to be cancer,” said Dr. Andrea Watson with Family Care Center in […]

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HMH Multidisciplinary Breast Program provides breast care, close to home

October 04, 2017

HMH’s Multidisciplinary Breast Program provides patients in Central Kentucky with advanced breast care close to home. The program offers everything from routine screenings to survivor services and support groups. Read More

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Breast Cancer Awareness: Annual Screening

October 02, 2017

Annual screening for breast cancer is one of the most important things women can do for themselves. Each year, nearly 250,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer, and early detection and treatment offers the best chance for survival. At Hardin Memorial Health, we recommend that women consider their health history and the advice of their […]

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Millard Named First HMH Patient Experience Provider of the Year

September 29, 2017

Yesterday, the employees and staff of Hardin Memorial Health (HMH) awarded hospitalist Jeffrey Millard, M.D. the first Patient Experience Provider of the Year award at a HMH ceremony today. “Our mission is to exceed the physicial, emotional and spiritual needs of HMH patients, their families, our physicians and our staff through the delivery of high-quality, […]

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HMH Supports Our Troops

September 15, 2017

Hardin Memorial Health is proud to support the 1st Sustainment Command of Fort Knox which is currently on a six-month deployment to Kuwait. Various HMH departments are sending care packages to the 1st Sustainment Command over the duration of its deployment. The HMH Lab coordinated the first shipment in September, which contained almost 350 lbs […]

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Thank You for Choosing HMH!

September 11, 2017

Our growing healthcare system enjoyed so many awards, distinctions, certifications and successes, we decided to devote this year’s annual report to celebrating them.   From our 4-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to Standard & Poor’s strong upgrade of our financial stability from a BBB to an A- to our groundbreaking […]

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Dr. Bill Nash Retires after 31 years

August 28, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Bill Nash on 31 years of service with E-town Orthopedics. Dr. Nash continues to serve as Secretary on the HMH Foundation Board of Directors. Thank you for your tireless service to HMH and to the many patients you cared for over the years. Enjoy your well-earned retirement!

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