HMH breaks ground on Nelson County medical facility

Nelson County Groundbreaking - HMH Leaders, BFMC Providers and MedcraftHardin Memorial Health (HMH) officials, physicians and others marked the groundbreaking of a new HMH medical facility on East John Rowan Boulevard in Bardstown today.

The 70,000-square-foot facility will be home to HMH’s growing Bardstown Family Medical Center as well as to multiple specialists.

“More and more patients are choosing Bardstown Family Medical, a practice that has been serving the region for more than six decades, and we’ve outgrown our existing space,” said HMH Vice President of Operations Tom Carrico. “Today we are breaking ground on a facility that will support the growth of these caregivers for years to come.”

In 2016, nearly 11,000 unique patients were treated at Bardstown Family Medical Center. Patient visits totaled 42,155 last year, an increase of 29 percent since 2014.

“We’re very excited to grow family care and to provide the specialty care our patients need all under one roof,” said Dr. Matthew Stiles, who practices family medicine at Bardstown Family Medical Center.

The building will house laboratory, diagnostic imaging, cardiovascular, rehab and disease management services and provide space for specialists in urology, general surgery, orthopedics, vascular surgery, pulmonology, cardiology and ear, nose and throat.

“Our priority is to give families in Nelson County as well as Washington, Bullitt, Marion and LaRue counties convenient access to the care they need,” said HMH CEO Dennis Johnson. “We have carefully planned this new building so that patients in this growing region will find that care provided by top physicians, close to home and in a state of the art facility.”

HMH has partnered with Medcraft, a national leader in the development and management of ambulatory care and medical office buildings, to complete the $20 million-plus project.

Medcraft will lease the property to HMH. With a sole focus of healthcare, Medcraft has completed more than 80 projects in its 30-plus-year history.

In addition, the seven-acre site, situated between Walmart and Corvin’s Flooring and Furniture, allows for future expansion if needed, HMH officials said.

Currently, HMH leases approximately 12,600 square feet on South Fifth Street and 2,500 square feet on Morton Avenue in Bardstown.