Hardin Memorial Health officials welcomed one of the newest members of HMH Medical Group, Ryan Owens, M.D., a board certified neurologist, at the September HMH Board of Trustees meeting.
HMH Chief Medical Officer John Godfrey, M.D. called Owens’ arrival a great addition to the HMH medical staff. Godfrey said with Owens, HMH now has two neurologists on staff to care for patients with any number of neurological conditions including chronic migraines, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, dementia, stroke and more.
“Dr. Owens will have an immediate impact on our patients and medical staff,” Godfrey said. “With the great demand for neurological care, attracting another specialist of Dr. Owens’ caliber, experience and expertise will be invaluable to patients who want to stay close to home.”
In Owens’ role at HMH, he will provide additional neurology expertise to HMH’s stroke center and support the team that provides assessment, stabilization and treatment of stroke patients.
When Owens’ patients require neurological surgery, he collaborates closely with Thad Jackson, M.D., HMH’s neurosurgeon and Owens’ partner at HMH Neurosciences, Godfrey added.
Owens has practiced neurology for six years after completing four years of medical school and four years of neurology residency, both at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Owens came to HMH from Prestonsburg, and said the move to HMH and Elizabethtown has been very positive.
“The team here is very supportive and the community has been so welcoming to my family and me,” said Owens.
HMH CEO Dennis Johnson said Owens is one of many new highly skilled providers that have joined HMH in 2017 including 27 physicians and 21 advance practice clinicians.
Johnson said the hirings support HMH’s strategy to attract the best physicians to provide the highest level of care to Central Kentucky residents.