Latest News & Updates

Harrison Memorial Hospital Receives ACC Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI Accreditation

The American College of Cardiology has recognized Harrison Memorial Hospital (HMH) for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with chest pain. HMH was awarded Chest Pain Center Accreditation with Primary PCI in May based on rigorous onsite evaluation of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack. 

Tussey named Chief Operating Officer at Harrison Memorial Hospital

Kathy Tussey has been named the new Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She began her tenure at HMH on June 27, 2022.
Tussey is a native of Nicholasville, Kentucky. She received her Bachelor’s of Nursing degree from Midway College, Midway, KY, and then earned her Masters of Nursing in Administration from Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY in 2016. In May of 2023, she will complete her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Eastern Kentucky University. 

Dr. Kenneth Hughes joins HMH Medical Staff

Kenneth Hughes, M.D., has joined the medical staff at Harrison Memorial Hospital. Dr. Hughes is board certified in otolaryngology.

An otolaryngologist treats conditions of the ear, nose and throat, as well as performs head and neck surgeries. He provides services in adult and pediatric ear, nose and throat, tonsillectomy, sinus problems, allergy, thyroid and salivary gland disorders, ear tubes, hearing problems/aids and sinus and nasal airway surgery.

Augustina Billman, APRN joins HMH Physician Group: Cardiology Services

HMH is pleased to announce the addition of Augustina Billman, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) to the staff of the HMH Physician Group: Cardiology Services. Billman is a nurse practitioner who specializes in cardiology.

An APRN is a registered nurse who has completed an advanced, graduate-level education program and has passed a national certification examination in order to practice in one of four APRN roles (clinical nurse specialist, nurse midwife, nurse practitioner and registered nurse anesthetist). 

HMH Physician Group Opens Primary Care Office in Carlisle

HMH Physician Group is pleased to offer another primary care option to the community of Carlisle.

HMH opened the HMH Primary Care Carlisle office on June 1, 2022. The office is located at 254 East Main Street, the former office of Licking Valley Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. 

HMH KidTown Child Development Center earns a Level 4 provider

HMH KidTown Development Center was recognized by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services Department for Community Based Services as a Level FOUR provider in the Kentucky All STARS tiered Quality Rating and Improvement System. Kentucky All STARS is Kentucky’s expanded five-star quality rating and improvement system serving all early care and education programs – including childcare centers, Head Start and public preschool. This is the second consecutive Level FOUR recognition for HMH KidTown.

Glen Allen announces retirement after 38 years of service at HMH

On October 31, 1984, Glen Allen was hired as a maintenance mechanic at Harrison Memorial Hospital. After 38 years, he is ready to embark on a well-earned retirement.

“When I began my career, there were five total employees in the maintenance department, and the building was around 99,900 square feet,” said Allen. “Now, the building has grown to more than 218,000 square feet including five off-site areas.”

Three years after joining HMH, Allen became Manager of Maintenance, and then in 1999, his role changed to Director of Environmental Sciences. 

National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program Recognizes Harrison Memorial Hospital

Harrison Memorial Hospital (HMH) was recently recognized by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program as a silver level for their commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. 

HMH Auxiliary donates funds to purchase equipment for staff education

The Harrison Memorial Hospital (HMH) Auxiliary had another successful year in 2021. 

In March 2022, the HMH Auxiliary purchased the SimNewB newborn patient simulator for nursing and physician education. The advanced life support manikin provides a realistic training experience allowing staff to practice skills and participate in interactive scenarios.  

HMH Earns National Re-accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer

The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a stringent quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has granted a three-year re-accreditation to the cancer program at Harrison Memorial Hospital (HMH). First accredited in 2018, HMH underwent a recent site visit and achieved successful results. To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet thirty-four CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process, and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care.