HMH is an integrated system of providers and facilities serving approximately 400,000 residents in 10 Central Kentucky counties (Hardin, LaRue, Meade, Breckinridge, Grayson, Nelson, Hart, Bullitt, Green and Taylor).
The 300-bed hospital in Elizabethtown, Kentucky includes 270 acute care, 15 psychiatric and 15 skilled nursing beds. Additionally, HMH includes 45+ outpatient facilities across the service area including a Cancer Care Center and Outpatient Surgical Center. There are over 300 physicians in over 40 specialties and primary care including Hospitalists available 24/7, Emergency and Urgent Care; Cancer, Cardiac, Rehab and Therapy Services; Medical and Surgical Services; Pulmonary Care, Diagnostic Imaging, Ear, Nose and Throat, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics including a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NCIU) and Pediatrics.
In 2016, HMH performed 400,000+ outpatient procedures, admitted over 13,500 patients, operated the 4th busiest Emergency Department with an annual volume of 70,000+ and the 11th busiest newborn delivery unit in Kentucky with 1,622 births.
The mission of Hardin Memorial Health is to exceed the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of our patients, their families, our physicians, and our staff through the delivery of high-quality, comprehensive care to the people and communities we serve.
HMH opened its doors in February 1954 thanks to the vision, hard work and perseverance of the Elizabethtown Lions Club. Because of Elizabethtown’s proximity to the large healthcare systems in Metro Louisville and because Hardin County, Kentucky is geographically large and the surrounding areas very rural, many residents did not think our region needed, could afford or sustain a hospital. However, civic leadership prevailed and HMH opened with 81 beds, 61 employees and 24 medical staff at a cost of $1,000,000.
Today, the citizens of Hardin County still own our independent, not-for-profit system and Hardin County Fiscal Court members serve as the Board of Trustees. However, HMH receives no tax revenue. Since 1997, HMH has been managed by Baptist Health, headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.