Latest News & Updates

HMH Board of Directors names Medical/Surgical Department in honor of Sheila M. Currans

On March 18, 2021, the HMH Board of Directors named the Medical/Surgical Department of Harrison Memorial Hospital in honor of Sheila M. Currans, retiring HMH Chief Executive Officer.

HMH Names Stephen K. Toadvine, M.D. New Chief Executive Officer

The Harrison Memorial Hospital (HMH) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Stephen K. Toadvine, M.D., MPH, MMM as Chief Executive Officer for Harrison Memorial Hospital. Dr. Toadvine will assume the role on March 15, 2021. Retiring HMH CEO, Sheila Currans, will serve in an advisory role, until transition is complete.

HMH Sleep Disorder Lab achieves Accreditation with ACHC

Harrison Memorial Hospital (HMH) proudly announces its approval of accreditation status by Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for the services of the HMH Sleep Disorder Lab. ACHC’s Sleep Accreditation program offers standards for Sleep Labs/Centers (SLCs) and stand-alone Home Sleep Testing (HST) services. ACHC is a not-for-profit organization that has stood as a symbol of quality and excellence since 1986.

Harrison Memorial Hospital awarded Accreditation from The Joint Commission

Harrison Memorial Hospital (HMH) has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care. HMH has maintained this tradition of accreditation since 1973.

Harrison Memorial Hospital Receives First Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine for Staff

On December 22, 2020, Harrison Memorial Hospital received the first doses of COVID-19 vaccine for its healthcare staff. HMH received a total of 200 doses of the Moderna vaccine to be administered to those staff identified as high priority. The first HMH employee to receive the COVID-19 vaccine was Beckie Hinkson, HMH Respiratory Therapist. At this time, HMH does not have any vaccine designated for the patients or public.

Harrison Memorial Hospital Nationally Recognized With An ‘A’ For the Fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Harrison Memorial Hospital was awarded an ‘A’ in fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Harrison Memorial Hospital’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. HMH is one of 16 hospitals in Kentucky to receive an A grade.

The James A. and Martha R. Brown Charitable Foundation, Inc. fund new HMH KidTown Child Care Center

The James A. and Martha R. Brown Charitable Foundation, Inc. and Harrison Memorial Hospital are proud to announce a gift from the Foundation of $1.5 million for the new 10,075 square feet building for the Harrison Memorial Hospital (HMH) KidTown Child Care Center.

The HMH Physician Group: Neurology offers new program

The HMH Physician Group: Neurology office is now offering a new program called BrainCheck, a neurocognitive health assessment.  Cognitive health is the ability to clearly think, learn and remember. It is important component of brain health. It also includes motor function, which is how well a person can make and control movements, emotional function and sensory function.


The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced that the HMH Physician Group: Primary Care in Cynthiana, Kentucky has received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term, participative relationships. NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home™ standards emphasize enhanced care through patient-clinician partnership.  M. Shane Gainey. M.D. is the physician leader of the HMH Physician Group: Primary Care.

Dr. Anne Goho joins HMH Active Medical Staff

Dr. Anne Goho, pediatrician, joins the Harrison Memorial Hospital Active Medical Staff. Dr. Goho is a full-time pediatrician with Licking Valley Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. The practice includes Stephen Besson, M.D., Joey Calder, M.D., Lindsey Florence, APRN, and Misti Dixon, APRN.