HMHF creates COVID-19 Emergency Fund, Adopt-a-Unit Food Donation Program

March 27, 2020

Individuals and organizations encouraged to donate to help HMH caregivers and patients

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (March 27, 2020) – The Hardin Memorial Health Foundation (HMHF) created two new funds to support caregivers and patients during the COVID-19 outbreak. The COVID-19 Emergency Fund will provide additional resources needed to address the pandemic at Hardin Memorial Health (HMH), and the Adopt-A-Unit Food Donation Program will help boost morale of frontline healthcare team members.

Individuals, community groups and local businesses can make monetary donations online at to either fund. All gifts will directly impact the regional healthcare system’s response to COVID-19.

“Countless people and companies want to help,” said Tracee Troutt, HMH Vice President and Chief Development Officer. “By giving to this fund, donors will allow HMH to care for the people who provide care for patients and to purchase extra supplies we need to fight COVID-19.”

“HMH has long had an Employee Support Program fund to help our team members in extraordinary financial situations,” said Myra Covault, HMH Vice President, Human Resources. “Today, that fund balance is $0 but the need for help is higher than ever.”

Also, HMHF will accept $50 minimum donations to the Adopt-A-Unit Food Donation Program and then provide a catered meal from a local restaurant for a specific HMH unit. Donors can “thank” HMH medical team members currently experiencing a challenging, unprecedented situation, while also supporting local restaurants who need business more than ever during this shutdown.

“These two giving opportunities are the best ways to deploy supplies and give assistance to patients and staff and their families,” Troutt said.

Individuals, community groups and local businesses who want to support caregivers and patients during the COVID-19 outbreak can make monetary donations online at In-kind donations can be arranged by contacting the HMH Foundation at 270-706-6769 or Due to infection control prevention standards, HMH can only accept commercially manufactured masks and protective equipment (PPE).

Donors may also mail checks to HMH Foundation, 913 North Dixie Avenue, Elizabethtown, KY 42701. All donations are 100 percent tax deductible.

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, please seek reliable, up-to-date, information.

Recommended sources are:

  • 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.

Media Contact

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