Latest News & Updates

Chris Bryant D.P.M. joins HMH Medical Staff

Harrison Memorial Hospital (HMH) is pleased to welcome Dr. Chris Bryant, Podiatrist to the HMH Medical staff. 

Esther Mwasumbi, APRN, joins HMH Physician Group: Foot and Ankle Surgery

Harrison Memorial Hospital (HMH) is pleased to announce the addition of Esther Mwasumbi, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN). She is a nurse practitioner, working alongside HMH Foot and Ankle Surgeon, Sofie Pinney, D.P.M. who specializes in foot and ankle disorders. 

Dr. Jennifer Canan joins HMH Active Medical Staff

Harrison Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce the addition of Jennifer Canan, D.O., Obstetrician and Gynecologist, to its active medical staff. 

Dr. Canan has joined Dr. Derek Clarke and Dr. Laura Moore in providing full-service obstetrical and gynecologic care to our female patients. Dr. Canan will specialize in general gynecology care, as well as full-service obstetrical care, from pregnancy diagnosis to delivery and follow-up care.

HMH Primary Care Office Earns National Recognition a Rural Health Clinic

HMH Physician Group: Primary Care office has been awarded accreditation as a Rural Health Clinic. 

Rural Health Clinics are a special certification given to healthcare practices in underserved rural areas by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). More than 4,600 Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) in 45 states make up a key part of the rural healthcare infrastructure and help address health equity gaps in medically underserved rural communities to improve health outcomes for residents.

Samuel Coy, M.D., joins HMH Medical Staff

Harrison Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce the addition of Samuel Coy, M.D., to its medical staff. Dr. Coy specializes in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine.

Orthopaedic surgery deals with problems that develop in the bones, joints, and ligaments of the human body. Dr. Coy performs knee replacements, general orthopaedic fracture care and treats a variety of sports medicine cases.

Harrison County Go Red Committee plans heart disease awareness events in February

February is American Heart Month, and the Harrison County Go Red for Women Committee is doing its part to raise awareness of heart disease in women. This year marks the 17th anniversary of the national heart disease awareness campaign.

Eighteen years ago, the American Heart Association discovered that heart disease killed more women than men. Based on these findings, the AHA formed Go Red For Women, a campaign to bring awareness of heart disease through education. Accomplishments of the 18-year campaign include:

 34% fewer women now die from heart disease.

Midden and Reid named to HMH Board of Directors

In 2022, the Harrison Memorial Hospital Board of Directors will welcome two new members to the board. Maribeth Midden, PharmD, was unanimously voted as a member by the board at the 2021 November meeting. Midden replaces Dr. Stephen Besson who rotated off the board December 31, 2021, after serving a nine-year term.  Dr. Brady Reid, who was elected in December 2021 to serve as the new HMH Chief of Staff for 2022-2023, will also serve on the board of directors during his tenure as chief.

Harrison Memorial Hospital’s Laboratory Department Receives Accreditation from College of American Pathologists

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, Fred Picklesimer, 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 radiology receives ACR accreditation in MRI Services

Harrison Memorial Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of reaccreditation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). MRI is a non-invasive medical test that utilizes magnetic fields to produce anatomical images of internal body parts, assisting physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. The program is accredited for the Open-Bore Siemen’s Magnetom Espree for adult and pediatric patients.

Chen and Merkley join HMH Medical Staff

Gastroenterologists, An-Yu Chen, M.D. and Scott Merkley, M.D., have joined the medical staff at Harrison Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Chen is board certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine. He provides services in small bowel capsule endoscopy, colonoscopy with biopsy, polypectomy, stricture dilation and more. He also treats liver disease, including hepatitis C and hepatitis B, biliary disease, GERD, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease testing and management.