Latest News & Updates

HMH Announces Senior Leadership Realignment

The Harrison Memorial Hospital (HMH) Board of Directors announces new role assignments in HMH’s Senior Management Team.

Harrison County EMS acquires new ambulances

Harrison County Emergency Medical Services (EMS), operated by Harrison Memorial Hospital (HMH), is proud to announce the arrival of two new fully equipped ambulances to bolster its fleet of ambulances, ensuring safer and more reliable transportation for patients in need. This comes as part of a strategic effort to replace aging vehicles with high mileage and excessive maintenance requirements, thus enhancing the overall efficiency and effectiveness of EMS operations in the region.

Harrison Memorial Hospital to join ED Bridge Program

The Kentucky Statewide Opioid Stewardship (KYSOS) Emergency Department (ED) Bridge team is excited to announce that Harrison Memorial Hospital in Cynthiana has committed to implementing a Bridge Program that will begin in May 2024. KYSOS is working with Kentucky hospitals to fight the opioid epidemic by providing services to inpatient hospital settings, outpatient primary care clinics, and emergency departments (ED) throughout the state.

HMH hosts Pendleton County Health Fair on March 9

The Pendleton County Community Health Fair will be held on Thursday, March 9, 2024, from 7:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at  Phillip Sharp Middle School. The event offers free tests and screenings to area residents and is open to everyone. It is not exclusive to Pendleton County residents. All lab results will be posted to the HMHmyhealth! patient portal., or you may contact HMH Health Information Department to request a printed version.

HMH’s Laboratory Department Receives Accreditation from CAP

Harrison Memorial Hospital Laboratory in Cynthiana, KY, has been awarded reaccreditation by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of a recent onsite inspection.

The laboratory’s medical director, Edward Tanous, M.D., was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of services being provided. 

The U.S. federal government recognizes the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program, begun in the early 1960s, as being equal to or more stringent than the government's own inspection program.

HMH Board of Directors names four new members

The Harrison Memorial Hospital Board of Directors welcomed four new members to the board at its meeting on January 25, 2024. At the November 2023 meeting Mr. David Case, Dr. Doug Darbro, and Dr. Brett Hines were unanimously voted to serve on the hospital board. Dr. James Calder, HMH Chief of Staff for 2024-2025, will also serve on the board of directors during his tenure as chief.

Go Red Campaign expanded to Harrison, Nicholas and Pendleton Counties

February is American Heart Month, and the Harrison County Go Red for Women Committee and Harrison Memorial Hospital is doing its part to raise awareness of heart disease in women. This year marks the 19th anniversary of the national heart disease awareness campaign and HMH will expand to Harrison, Nicholas and Pendleton Counties.

Why bring about heart disease awareness to our communities? Here are statistics:

Kathy Tussey earns Doctor of Nursing Practice

Kathy Tussey, Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Operating Officer recently earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Eastern Kentucky University.

Dr. Tussey is a native of Nicholasville, Kentucky. She received her Bachelor of Nursing degree from Midway College, Midway, KY, and then earned her Master of Nursing in Administration from Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY in 2016. Her commitment to advancing her education and continuing to enhance the nursing profession led her to pursue the DNP, which she completed in December 2023.

Jennifer Gauze returns to HMH Foot and Ankle Clinic

Harrison Memorial Hospital welcomes back nurse practitioner Jennifer Gauze, APRN, to our staff. Gauze specializes in general podiatry and routine foot care, as well as diabetic foot care. She works in conjunction with HMH Foot and  Ankle Surgeon Sofie Pinney, D.P.M., and Chris Bryant, D.P.M., conducting follow-up office visits for our patients. Gauze plays a critical role in our expanding services for foot and ankle surgery and podiatry.

Erica Ezell joins HMH Primary Care Pleasant Street Office

Harrison Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce that Family Nurse Practitioner Erica Ezell, APRN, has joined the staff of HMH Primary Care Pleasant Street in Cynthiana, KY. She joins John Peppin, D.O., Daniel Klaber, APRN, and Dixie Stone, PA-C, in treating patients.

Ezell earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Kentucky Christian University, Grayson, KY in 2011. In 2018, she earned her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Kentucky Christian University as well.