Latest News & Updates

HMH Cardiologist Treats Heart Failure Patients Using Breakthrough CCM® Therapy

Harrison Memorial Hospital was the first hospital outside of the University of Kentucky to use CCM® therapy, delivered by the Optimizer® Smart Mini, to treat patients suffering from heart failure. HMH Interventional Cardiologist Matthew Shotwell, M.D., is only the second physician in Kentucky to implant this groundbreaking therapeutic device. CCM® Optimizer Smart Mini.

Hutchison and Hedges earn Certification as Rural Health Care Professionals

Heather Hutchison, HMH Director of Finance, and Shannon Hedges, HMH Primary Care Carlisle Patient Services Coordinator, are now Certified Rural Health Care Professionals (CRHCP). 

The certification is through the National Association of Rural Health Clinics. The course content includes administration, billing, coding, compliance and quality in regards to rural health clinics. Also, part of the course is the federal updates to the rural health clinic program. 

Jenkins earns Certification in Healthcare Compliance

Rebecca Jenkins, HMH Chief Compliance Officer, has successfully completed all requirements to hold the designation of Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) Professional. To become a CHC, one must serve in a healthcare compliance role, complete CEU requirements and successfully pass a comprehensive examination governed by the Compliance Certification Board. 

Dr. Stacy Taylor-Hunt joins HMH Medical Staff

Harrison Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Stacy Taylor-Hunt, primary care physician, to its medical staff. She will treat patients at HMH Primary Care Main in Cynthiana.

A primary care medical practice is the first place a patient will contact when he or she requires healthcare. A primary care provider offers a broad range of patient care services, including health maintenance, prevention, disease diagnosis and management, and overall healthy lifestyle promotion.

Harrison Memorial Hospital Offers First-Of-Its-Kind Treatment for Heart Disease

Harrison Memorial Hospital offers a new treatment option for patients with severely calcified coronary artery disease living in our communities. HMH is now using shockwaves to treat calcified coronary plaque. The new technology is a novel application of lithotripsy, an approach that uses sonic pressure waves to safely break up kidney stones. It’s now available to treat problematic calcium in the coronary arteries that can reduce blood flow in the heart. 

Hunt joins HMH Pain Management Clinic

Harrison Memorial Hospital announces the addition of Amber Hunt, Family Nurse Practitioner at the HMH Pain Management Clinic.

Anderson joins Anjum Bux, M.D., in providing treatment options and management techniques to patients with either acute or chronic pain. She began seeing patients in August 2022. 

The HMH Pain Management Clinic was established in February 2015. The clinic will diagnose acute and chronic pain and create individualized treatment plans for patients, based on a number of considerations, including the cause and level of pain. 

Dr. Jason Hunt joins HMH Medical Staff

Harrison Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce the addition of Jason Hunt, D.O., to its medical staff. Dr. Hunt 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. Hunt focuses on all aspects of orthopaedic surgery, including general orthopaedics and orthopaedic sports medicine, including arthroplasty and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and ankle.

HMH radiology receives ACR accreditation in Mammography Services

Harrison Memorial Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in 3-D Mammography Services as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Mammography is specialized medical imaging that uses a low-dose x-ray system to see inside the breasts. A mammography exam, called a mammogram, aids in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women. The program is accredited for the FUJIFILM ASPIRE Cristalle with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) mammography solution.

Taylor and Kincade earn HACP certification

Traci Taylor, HMH Chief Nursing Officer and Ashley Kincade, HMH Infection Prevention and Control Manager earned certification as Healthcare Accreditation Certified Professionals (HACP-CMS) from the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality. 

Marshall joins HMH Primary Care Carlisle Practice

Harrison Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce the addition of primary care physician, Ken Marshall, M.D. Dr. Marshall will join the practice of HMH Primary Care Carlisle.

Dr. Marshall earned his medical degree from University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY in 1986. He then completed his residency in family medicine at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, Birmingham, AL in 1989. Dr. Marshall also completed a Master of Business Administration degree from University of Kentucky in 1999. Dr. Marshall is a board-certified family medicine physician.