News Archive

HMHF creates COVID-19 Emergency Fund, Adopt-a-Unit Food Donation Program

March 27, 2020

The Hardin Memorial Health Foundation (HMHF) created two new funds to support caregivers and patients during the COVID-19 outbreak. The COVID-19 Emergency Fund will provide additional resources needed to address the pandemic at Hardin Memorial Health (HMH), and the Adopt-A-Unit Food Donation Program will help boost morale of frontline healthcare team members. Individuals, community groups […]

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Hodgenville Physician encourages Social Distancing

March 25, 2020

Letter to the Editor featured in the March 25 edition of the LaRue County Herald As a parent with a young family, I understand the difficulties of social distancing and the added stress of isolation. It is not easy to adjust to this new normal of only venturing out when absolutely necessary, yet too many […]

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HMH suspends visitation at hospital, medical offices to safeguard patients, staff

March 24, 2020

Effective Wednesday, March 25 at 6 a.m., Hardin Memorial Health (HMH) will suspend visitation at the hospital and allow only essential caregivers to accompany patients for medical appointments or tests. There will be limited exceptions. For the past two weeks, HMH has been progressively restricting access to the hospital and HMH Medical Group offices to […]

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HMH Cancer Care Receives Oncology Research Award

March 23, 2020

The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center Research Network (MCCRN) recently awarded Hardin Memorial Health (HMH) Cancer Care Center the 2019 Outstanding Oncology Research Award. The award, presented to the network hospital with the highest patient enrollments in National Cancer Institute (NCI) clinical trials, recognizes HMH Cancer Care’s work to promote and encourage patient participation […]

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It’s time to do what we must to flatten COVID-19 curve

The following article was included in the March 22 edition of the News-Enterprise. In the last few weeks, I’ve had to tell my kids that their birthday parties are canceled. They’re bored at home. They’re sad that they are not able to go to swim team practice. They’re disappointed they can’t have sleepovers with their […]

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HMH establishes temporary respiratory clinic for potential COVID-19 patients

March 22, 2020

To protect patients, as well as staff and the community, HMH has created a temporary, centralized respiratory clinic to provide specialized care to referred patients with respiratory symptoms. The HMH Temporary Respiratory Clinic saw its first patient on Friday, March 20. “The HMH Medical Group set up a temporary, pop-up clinic to address the potential […]

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HMH creates hotline for patients with flu-like/respiratory symptoms

March 18, 2020

Today, Hardin Memorial Health (HMH) leaders announced a new hotline for people with flu-like/respiratory symptoms. “The hotline will be staffed by HMH registered nurses who can answer questions and provide accurate information about the flu and COVID-19 symptoms,” said Shelia Smallwood, HMH Assistant Vice President, HMH Medical Group. “Callers unsure of where or when to […]

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HMH Postpones Elective Procedures

HMH is suspending elective surgeries and screening diagnostics beginning Thursday, March 19. Urgent and emergency procedures will still be performed. The U.S. Surgeon General, the American College of Surgeons, the Kentucky Hospital Association and Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear, all have called for elective procedures to be postponed to meet the rising demand for COVID-19 care […]

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HMH approves two projects to expand care in Nelson County

March 17, 2020

At the Hardin Memorial Health (HMH) Board of Trustees meeting, the board approved two projects to expand services to Nelson County and the surrounding region. The board approved $1.1 million to equip the second floor of the HMH Bardstown Medical Plaza on John Rowan Boulevard for a new Urgent Care Center. An outsourced contractor identified […]

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HMH Updates (March 17, 2020)

Temporary Suspension of Elective Procedures  Elective Procedures: Diagnostics and Imaging: HMH Outpatient Diagnostic and Imaging centers remain open. Diagnostic procedures (ex. diagnostic mammograms, ultrasound, biopsies, etc.) remain scheduled. Routine screenings (ex. screening mammograms, low-dose CT Scan, etc.) have been postponed. Physicians and Advanced Practice Clinicians will determine which procedures will be postponed and rescheduled. Surgical: […]

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