About Baptist Health Hardin

Baptist Health Hardin, formerly Hardin Memorial Hospital (HMH), is an integrated system of providers and facilities serving approximately 400,000 residents in ten 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, Baptist Health Hardin includes more than 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) 
  • Pediatrics

With 2,700 employees and an active volunteer corps of 140, Baptist Health Hardin is the third largest employer in Hardin County.


To demonstrate the love of Christ by providing and coordinating care and improving health in our communities.


To lead in clinical excellence, compassionate care, and growth to meet the needs of our patients


Baptist Health will live out its Christ-centered mission and achieve its vision guided by Integrity, Respect, Excellence, Collaboration, Compassion and Joy.


Baptist Health Hardin opened its doors in February 1954 thanks to the vision, hard work and perseverance of the Elizabethtown Lions Club. Because of Elizabethtown’s proximity to the large healthcare systems in Metro Louisville and because Hardin County, Kentucky is geographically large and the surrounding areas very rural, many residents did not think our region needed, could afford or sustain a hospital.  However, civic leadership prevailed and Baptist Health Hardin opened with 81 beds, 61 employees and 24 medical staff at a cost of $1,000,000.