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

March 23, 2020

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 Respiratory Virus Evaluation Center (RVEC) 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 Respiratory Virus Evaluation Center (RVEC) saw its first patient on Friday, March 20. “The HMH Medical Group set up a temporary, pop-up clinic to address […]

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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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Valley Creek Baptist Church Hosts HMH Sharon Wright Regarding COVID-19

March 16, 2020

On Sunday, March 15, Sharon Wright, Hardin Memorial Health Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer, joined Valley Creek Baptist Church‘s online, alternative sermon. She offered an informed, reliable and comforting perspective about COVID-19 and our community. Please take a moment to check it out. Sharon’s segment is from 16:54 – 34:42. […]

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Important Update regarding Community Classes and WOW

March 13, 2020

Hardin Memorial Health is closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. In an abundance of caution to protect the health of the community and staff, we have decided to temporarily suspend all in-person classes until further notice. This includes: Labor Prep, Breastfeeding, BirthPlace Tours and Sibling classes. Please continue to register for classes online and we […]

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HMH implements new temporary visitation guidelines

Hardin Memorial Health (HMH) is closely monitoring the evolving novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. To protect patients, as well as the staff and the community and in an abundance of caution, HMH made temporary changes to visitation guidelines. New temporary visitation guidelines: Two (2) adult, healthy visitors over age 18 per patient at a time can […]

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Community Collaborates to Minimize COVID-19 Impact

March 12, 2020

On March 11, representatives from Hardin Memorial Health (HMH) and Lincoln Trail District Health Department (LTDHD) along with government officials from Hardin County and incorporated cities (Elizabethtown, Radcliff, and Vine Grove), first responders, business and industry leaders, school representatives, and civic leaders provided a community update regarding COVID-19 resources and long-standing medical emergency preparedness. Officials […]

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