Hardin Memorial Health (HMH) officials recently announced the promotion of Dan Martin to Assistant Vice President of Oncology Services & Rehabilitation Services. Martin is a proven senior leader with more than 20 years of healthcare leadership experience at HMH, most recently as Director of Rehabilitation, Vascular and Wound Care Services.
In his previous capacity, Martin developed and managed five successful off-site rehabilitation facilities across Central Kentucky. HMH is the 2nd highest overall rehabilitation therapy service volume, both inpatient and outpatient, across the Baptist Health System. Moreover, the service line has the highest overall patient satisfaction scores in the health system.
“Dan is a strong, disciplined leader,” said Tom Carrico, HMH Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “His commitment to excellence and his dedication to patients made him a natural choice for the promotion. It’s exciting to look forward to what we can accomplish with his influence on HMH Cancer Care services as well as continued influence over Therapy, Vascular and Wound Care Services.”
Martin recently championed an effort to bring prosthetic breast fitting services to HMH, allowing breast cancer patients to be fitted and cared for close to home. He worked with the HMH Foundation to designate money raised at the 2019 Purses, Pumps and Prevention event for the project.
“HMH Therapy and Cancer Care are unique HMH services in which physicians, therapists and staff establish, long-term relationships with their patients,” said Martin. “It’s the relationships we develop with our patients that makes our program special. It’s also rare for a community our size to have two Multidisciplinary teams, like our breast and lung cancer programs. I look forward to working with the entire team to bring even more benefits to HMH patients.”
HMH Cancer Care boasts the largest and strongest team of physicians, advanced practice clinicians (APCs), certified oncology nurses and other healthcare professionals in its history. This year, HMH Cancer Care welcomed radiation oncologist William Porter, M.D. and oncologist and hematologist Natalie Harper, M.D., Ph.D.
Martin reiterated that HMH’s designation as a member or the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center Affiliate and Research Networks further demonstrated HMH’s commitment to cancer patients. The Markey Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated center in Kentucky.
“The designation means patients across Central Kentucky can participate in major national and regional clinical trials in Elizabethtown, allowing them access to the latest, best treatment options close to home,” said Martin.
The UK Markey Cancer Center is Kentucky’s only National Cancer Institute designated center.