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.

The staff worked successfully to pass a rigorous onsite survey dealing with patient services, infection control and diagnostic testing. The rural health clinic accreditation is valid for a three-year period. 

As a rural health clinic, the practice will have a special emphasis on health maintenance, preventative screening, multi-specialty medical services, patient experience reporting, and benchmarking. 

“The Rural Health Clinic approach emphasizes the importance of improving patient care and outcomes,” said Dr. Stephen Toadvine, HMH Chief Executive Officer.  “This accreditation demonstrates the dedication of our staff to provide high-quality care to the communities we serve.”

The HMH Primary Care: Rural Health Clinic is a primary care practice, which is a part of Harrison Memorial Hospital.  The practice is comprised of five providers:  Shane Gainey, M.D.; Steven Neus, M.D.; Dixie Stone, PA-C; Eugonda Fryman, APRN; and Daniel Klaber, APRN. The practice is located at 439 East Pleasant Street in Cynthiana, KY. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment, please call (859) 234-4494.