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HMH ED team, support staff honored for work during transition

ED TeamIt takes a team to move an Emergency Department. It takes a great team to do it without a hitch while caring for nearly 200 patients a day.

That’s exactly what the Hardin Memorial Health team did this month and earned the praise and recognition of the HMH Board of Trustees at its monthly meeting. HMH Chief Nursing Officer Sharon Wright called the transition seamless and thanked the ED team and support staff that made it possible.

“From radiology to environmental services; from information technology to food services; and from marketing and public relations to pharmacy, this group is a testament to the system-wide commitment to provide advanced emergency care to HMH’s 10-county region,” Wright said.

With the move to the new space, phase two of the ED expansion is underway in the now vacated old space. Renovations there are scheduled to be complete in fall 2017 and will effectively double the space of the ED and add 42 beds to make a total of 66 beds.

Phase three of construction includes the creation of a new dedicated entrance to the ED and is scheduled for completion in early 2018.

Board chairman and Hardin County Judge/Executive Harry Barry reminded those in attendance at the board meeting that until phase two is complete, the team is still operating in a smaller space than they need for the fourth busiest ED.

“We ask for everyone’s patience as HMH expands to meet the needs of our growing region,” said Berry.

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