HMH approves two projects to expand care in Nelson County

March 17, 2020

Urgent Care Center, Orthopedic Center to be added in Bardstown

ELIZABETHOWN, Ky., (March 17, 2020) – At the Hardin Memorial Health (HMH) Board of Trustees meeting, the board approved two projects to expand services to Nelson County and the surrounding region.

The board approved $1.1 million to equip the second floor of the HMH Bardstown Medical Plaza on John Rowan Boulevard for a new Urgent Care Center. An outsourced contractor identified it as an ideal location based on population density, knowledge of consumer behaviors and competitor analysis. HMH currently provides primary care office visits, specialty care office visits, retail pharmacy, lab, diagnostic imaging and outpatient rehabilitation and therapy at the Bardstown medical office building.

“Urgent care services will be a perfect complement to existing services provided at HMH Bardstown Medical Plaza,” said Tom Carrico, HMH Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “Healthcare trends continue to show that many patients, specifically Millennials and Generation Y, use the urgent care model as their primary care. We are committed to meeting patients where they are so we can best impact their overall health.”

The board also approved $1.8 million to create a Bardstown Orthopedic Services Clinic at the HMH Bardstown Medical Plaza. The 7,400-square-foot clinic will be the new home of an established Baptist Health Orthopedic practice with Sanjiv Mehta, M.D. By incorporating Dr. Mehta’s practice into HMH Bardstown Medical Plaza, patients will be able to access orthopedics as well as diagnostic services in one location.

“Dr. Mehta is a beloved orthopedic physician with a busy practice,” Carrico said. “By equipping him with a new home at the HMH Bardstown Medical Plaza, we are providing him and his patients with the diagnostic and outpatient rehabilitation and therapy resources needed for comprehensive care.”

At the meeting, Sharon Wright, Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer, provided important information about COVID-19 and the healthcare system’s response. Wright serves as the leader of HMH’s COVID-19 Taskforce.

“HMH has yet to diagnose a patient with COVID-19,” Wright said. “Our clinical teams have been preparing for the possibility of treating a COVID-19 patient since January, using methods recommended by the CDC. HMH is in the business of caring for people with all kinds of illness. It’s what our team trains for, prepares for and does every day.”

HMH encourages those seeking general information about COVID-19 to check the following reliable, up-to-date sources:

  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC) –
  • Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services – or Public Hotline: 1- 800-722-5725
  • Lincoln Trail District Health Department –
  • Hardin Memorial Health – or Patient Symptom Hotline: (270) 979-7777

About HMH

HMH is an integrated system of providers and facilities serving approximately 400,000 residents in 10 Central Kentucky counties (Hardin, LaRue, Meade, Breckinridge, Grayson, Nelson, Hart, Bullitt, Green and Taylor). The 300-bed hospital in Elizabethtown, Kentucky includes 270 acute care, 15 psychiatric and 15 skilled nursing beds. Additionally, HMH includes 50+ outpatient facilities across the service area including a Cancer Care Center and Outpatient Surgical Center. There are over 445 physicians and advanced practice clinicians in over 40 specialties and primary care including Hospitalists available 24/7, Emergency and Urgent Care; Cancer, Cardiac, Rehab and Therapy Services; Medical and Surgical Services; Pulmonary Care, Diagnostic Imaging, Ear, Nose and Throat, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics including a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Pediatrics. With 2,700 employees and an active volunteer corps of 140, Hardin Memorial Hospital is the third largest employer in Hardin County.

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