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Construction prompts changes to hospital traffic, emergency entrance

In the fall, we unveiled our plans for a multi-million-dollar hospital expansion and renovation project designed to improve the patient experience and remain flexible for future growth. The project is now underway, and the months-long transition will include several changes in patient and visitor flow outlined below.

Details of the project include a new 20-bed medical/surgical floor that will have private room accommodations. The hospital also plans to add an urgent treatment center adjacent to the Emergency Department as a strategy to reduce overutilization of the Emergency Department.


The entrances for the Emergency Department and Specialty Clinic will change. The hospital drive across from the playground and leading to Building D is now closed. Traffic for the Emergency Department and Day Care Center will be rerouted around the facility. Instead of turning left at the fork in the main hospital drive, drivers will bear right and circle around the back of the campus. Signage is currently in place to assist with navigation. read more

HMH earns “Top Performer” Joint Commission status for second consecutive year

For the second consecutive year, Harrison Memorial Hospital has earned the distinction of 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by the Joint Commission. The Joint Commission is the leading accrediting body of healthcare organizations throughout the United States.

“We understand what matters most to our patients is the quality and safety of the care they receive. That is why we have made it a top priority to improve positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes,” said Sheila Currans, HMH Chief Executive Officer. “HMH is proud to be named a Top Performer in four different performance measures. This is a true testament to the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our entire hospital staff.”

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Hospital earns Trauma IV Center designation

At HMH, we continually evaluate and improve our services to ensure the residents in our service area have access to vital medical services close to home. To add to the list of services continually upgraded to benefit patients, Harrison Memorial Hospital has been officially designated a Level IV Trauma Center by the Kentucky Trauma System. This designation also has been verified by the Commonwealth of Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

As a Level IV Trauma Center, HMH has the ability to provide initial care and stabilization of traumatic injuries, while arranging transfer to a higher level of trauma care, if needed. The goal is to ensure all trauma patients are treated within the “golden hour” of injury. By following standards of care set forth by the state and by having pre-arranged transfer agreements with several Level I Trauma Centers, we ensure our patients at HMH received proper trauma care in a timely manner.

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HMH adds new providers

Jennie Gardner, APRN, has joined the practice of Dr. Stephen Moses, Dr. A.C. Wright and Jeanine Kilpela, APRN, as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. Gardner resides in Carlisle, KY, and has several years of experience in rural health and free health clinics, providing comprehensive care and education to patients of all ages. Gardner earned her master’s degree in nursing from University of Kentucky College of Nursing. She is currently certified as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives. She is also board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She will join Dr. Moses and staff at their office in Cynthiana. To schedule an appointment with Gardner, call 859.234.3282.

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Expanded Toddler Village and Kid Town Before and After School Program

Harrison Memorial Hospital is pleased to now offer the Kid Town Before and After School Program for children ages kindergarten through fifth grade. In addition, Toddler Village will not only expand their other types of childcare offered, but also will double the square footage of their facilities on the hospital campus from 2,100 square feet to 4,200.

“When the community had two child care providers close this past summer, HMH decided to look at ways to assist with childcare for not just our employees, but for the community as well,” said Sheila Currans, HMH Chief Executive Officer.

Kid Town Before and After School Program, which began in September, still has openings available for your child. Our Before School hours are 6:30 a.m. to 7:15 a.m., and our After School hours begin upon school dismissal until 6:00 p.m. Transportation to and from school is provided by Harrison County School System bus service. Kid Town will also be available on those weekdays when school is not in session, such as during Spring Break and on snow days. However, the program will be closed on major holidays.

For more information, contact Sheryl Morris, HMH Day Care Manager, at 859.235.3521.