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HMH Debuts Pediatric Therapeutic Playground

playgroundAt a ceremony Tuesday, Hardin Memorial Health debuted a new one-of- a-kind indoor therapeutic playground for Central Kentucky children in need of advanced therapy services.

The new 1,500 square-foot playground, located in the HMH Therapy and Sports Medicine Center on Ring Road, features equipment designed to support physical, occupational and speech therapy.

“The ropes, stairs, doors and ‘toys’ all have an intended purpose to help our young patients improve,” said Dan Martin, HMH’s Director of Rehabilitation Services.

In 2016, the HMH Therapy Center had 2,399 pediatric visits for occupational therapy; 1,897 pediatric visits for speech therapy; and 1,725 pediatric visits for physical therapy. Martin says HMH is on track to exceed those numbers in 2017. “The new playground and therapy center expansion will help to meet the growing demand,” said Martin.

WesBanco, the Hardin Memorial Health Foundation’s (HMHF) first corporate donor, served as the project catalyst, providing the funds to build out and equip the playground.

Click here to learn more about how HMHF championed advanced therapy care for Central Kentucky children.

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