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HMH Foundation changes name to Baptist Health Foundation Hardin

April 19, 2021

Hardin Memorial Health Foundation leaders announced that the independent non-profit will now be called Baptist Health Foundation Hardin. The new name better connects the philanthropy and work of the organization to Baptist Health Hardin (Hardin). While the name changed, the board of directors, mission, vision and local impact remains the same. Specifically, all dollars the […]

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Walk-In COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic on April 15

April 14, 2021

Interested in protecting yourself and others from COVID-19 but haven’t had a chance to schedule a vaccination appointment? YOU’RE IN LUCK! Thursday, April 15, Baptist Health Hardin is offering Walk-In Vaccination Appointments from 8 am – 1 pm at the Towne Mall Vaccination Clinic. Vaccines are available to all Kentuckians 16 years and older. Important […]

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Baptist Health Hardin Hosts Sexual Violence Exhibit To Expose Myths

April 13, 2021

Baptist Health Hardin, in partnership with Silverleaf Sexual Trauma Recovery Services, is showcasing an exhibit to explore common myths associated with sexual violence. The exhibit, titled “What Were You Wearing?,” aims to shatter the myth that sexual assault can be attributed to a person’s choice in wardrobe. The exhibit features a collection of outfits – […]

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Baptist Health Hardin participates in statewide Donate Life event

April 12, 2021

Baptist Health Hardin nursing leaders, staff and organ donor families participated in the 2021 Donate Life Flag-Raising Ceremony and Moment of Silence honoring organ, tissue and eye donors and their families. The statewide event allows Kentucky Organ Donor Association (KODA) member hospitals to come together and reflect on the far-reaching impact of organ donation in […]

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Vaccination Scheduling transitions to Phases 1, 2, and 3

April 05, 2021

Baptist Health Hardin will begin scheduling COVID-19 vaccinations for all Kentuckians in Phases 1 and 2 beginning March 30. As directed by the Kentucky Department of Public Health, Baptist Health Hardin is focusing its vaccinations on: Phase 1A – Healthcare workers Phase 1B – Kentuckians 70 years and older Phase 1C – Kentuckians 50 years […]

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Doctor’s Day: Answering the call to serve

March 30, 2021

March 30 is Doctors’ Day, a nationally recognized day to celebrate physicians, their work and their invaluable contributions to our community. This year’s celebration is much different than last year’s due to the pandemic. Last March, when the world shut down and everyone was asked to stay home, Baptist Health Hardin physicians bravely answered the […]

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Abound & Baptist Health Hardin’s Virtually Well Series Offers Free Educational Opportunities

March 27, 2021

Abound Credit Union has partnered with Baptist Health Hardin to improve community health and encourage overall wellness. The Virtually Well Series shares important physical and financial health tips via live events and on-demand videos each month, featuring physicians and advanced practice clinicians, dietitians and financial education professionals. Working together, Abound Credit Union and Baptist Health […]

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HMH Foundation names new philanthropy officer

March 26, 2021

Hardin Memorial Health Foundation leaders welcomed Casin Hubbard as their first philanthropy officer, a position created to connect philanthropic donors with projects that improve patient care at Baptist Health Hardin. Hubbard, a Meade County native, brings more than six years of healthcare industry experience to the Foundation. “In seven short years, our Board of Directors […]

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Diabetes Alert Day is March 23

March 23, 2021

American Diabetes Association Diabetes Alert Day® is on March 23, 2021! Observed annually on the fourth Tuesday in March, Diabetes Alert Day is a one-day “wake-up call” that focuses on the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of understanding your risk. We encourage you to find out if you—or someone you love—is at risk for […]

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Health care workers faced ‘exhausting’ year battling COVID-19

March 22, 2021

In a March 22, 2021 article in the News-Enterprise, the paper highlighted the toll of COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare providers. The article comes one year after COVID-19 was first reported in the region. Below is an excerpt. Health care workers around the world have been working long, demanding hours, striving to save lives, while also […]

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Our Commonwealth to Host Webinar on Racial Justice and Health Care

March 19, 2021

Our Commonwealth, a Nelson County non-profit organization, is hosting a webinar entitled “Racial Justice Roundtable: COVID-19 & Health Care” addressing how COVID has disproportionately impacted communities of color over the past year. It will also address vaccine hesitancy, mental health and drug addiction among racial minority groups.Our Commonwealth leadership has assembled panelists from health care, […]

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Important COVID-19 Vaccination Scheduling Information

March 18, 2021

Attention: COVID-19 Vaccine – Saturday Scheduling Clarification There is NO COVID-19 VACCINE CLINIC at Towne Mall on Saturday – the below opportunity is for scheduling only. Phone lines will be open Saturday, March 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to schedule vaccine appointments. Kentuckians in Phase 1 including healthcare workers, those 60 years and […]

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Vaccination Scheduling transitions to 16 years and older at High Risk in Phase 1C

March 15, 2021

Baptist Health Hardin will begin scheduling COVID-19 vaccinations for all Kentuckians in Phases 1A, 1B, and new portions of 1C beginning March 15. As directed by the Kentucky Department of Public Health, Baptist Health Hardin is focusing its vaccinations on healthcare workers, Kentuckians 60 years and older, and now all persons 16 and older with […]

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Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Service Line expands into Elizabethtown

March 12, 2021

In late February, Baptist Health Medical Group opened its second Internal Medicine and Pediatrics clinic in Elizabethtown to meet the region’s growing demand for pediatric, adult and geriatric care. The new clinic is located at 596 Westport Road. Two internal medicine and pediatric physicians – Doug Ansert, M.D. and Thomas VanHoose, M.D. – will practice […]

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Vascular Surgery specialty expands at Baptist Health Hardin

March 08, 2021

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky., Mar. 4, 2021 – Baptist Health Hardin is expanding its Vascular Surgery service line with the addition of two experienced vascular surgeons at Baptist Health Medical Group Vascular Surgery on Woodland Drive in Elizabethtown. Dr. Patricio Rosa who joined in September 2020 and Dr. Murtuza Habeeb who joined in March 2021 bring their […]

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Lieutenant governor visits hospital’s vaccination clinic

March 05, 2021

The News-Enterprise published the following article in the March 5, 2021 newspaper. The article can be read in its entirety here. Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman visited Bapt­ist Health Hardin’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic Thursday at Towne Mall in Elizabethtown, saying her visit was prompted by the clinic’s efficiency. She was given a tour inside the clinic […]

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Baptist Health Hardin transitions to 60 years and older in Phase 1C for COVID-19 vaccinations

March 02, 2021

Baptist Health Hardin will begin scheduling COVID-19 vaccinations for all Kentuckians in Phases 1A, 1B, and portions of 1C beginning March 2.  As directed by the Kentucky Department of Public Health, Baptist Health Hardin is focusing its vaccinations on healthcare workers, 70 years and older and now Kentuckians 60 years and older.   “As vaccine […]

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The News-Enterprise: Black Americans urged to get vaccine

March 01, 2021

In Kentucky, and across the nation, Black Americans are being urged to get the COVID-19 vaccination. Baptist Health in a recent blog reported a study released by the COVID Collaborative, NAACP and UnidosUS found only 14 percent of Black Americans trust a vaccine will be safe and just 18 percent trust it will be effective. […]

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Baptist Health administers more than 100,000 COVID-19 vaccines in Kentucky and Indiana

February 26, 2021

Baptist Health has reached a major milestone – administering more than 100,000 doses (and counting) to patients in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Baptist Health Hardin is responsible for vaccinating more than 5,500 Kentuckians since Dec. 23, 2020. “A tremendous amount of teamwork has gone into our efforts to give vaccines to healthcare workers, first responders, […]

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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 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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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 (codones@hmh.net) 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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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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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: ckracemanagement.com/races

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