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HMH purchases cutting-edge open-bore MRI technology

Harrison Memorial Hospital patients will now have access to more advanced imaging technology with our new Seimen’s Magnetom® Espree, the first open-bore MRI. Equipped with a 1.5 Tesla magnet providing five times more power than our previous magnet, this technology improves patient care in a variety of ways.

MRIs provide digital imaging which helps physicians detect abnormalities within the body that a traditional x-ray cannot.

“We’re able to do new exams that we couldn’t do prior to this technology, including certain angiographic studies that can be done now without the need for intravenous contrast,” said Jerrod Davis, HMH Chief Operating Officer. “There are so many benefits. It has higher strength and provides faster scan times and better image quality, which is vital for the most accurate diagnosis. And best of all, the patient experience will be improved, because of the larger opening and shorter scan times.”

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Welcome female OB/GYN Robin Freeman, M.D.

Harrison Memorial Hospital joins Drs. Gerald Harpel and Derek Clarke in welcoming Robin Freeman, M.D. to their team of obstetricians/gynecologists. Dr. Freeman is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and will join the HMH Physician Group/Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has already begun seeing new patients.

Dr. Freeman specializes in obstetrics, adult and pediatric gynecology, infertility, urodynamics, and gynecologic ultrasounds. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD. She then went on to earn her medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ. Dr. Freeman completed her internship and her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ.

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Upcoming Events

Sept. 12           

Born To Run/Walk 5K

Come out for the annual Born To Run/Walk 5K at 8:00 a.m. in downtown Cynthiana. More than 500 participants are expected to compete in this 3.1-mile course known to be the flattest 5K race in Kentucky.

Sept. 12           

Little Feet/Big Feet 1-mile Fun Run

Immediately following the Born to Run/Walk 5K, more than 600 of our smallest competitors are expected to participate in this event sponsored by the CHP Wellness Committee. Cost to participate is $5.

Sept. 10 & 11   

HMH Auxiliary Scrub Sale

Join us from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on September 10 and from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on September 11 in the HMH Conference Rooms. It’s a great time to stock up on a variety of scrubs, as well as purses and luggage.

Sept. 19           

Robertson County Health Fair

Join the healthcare professionals at HMH from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Robertson County Health Department. We’ll provide FREE bone density screenings and stroke risk assessments.

Oct. 5             

HMH Blood Drive

Join us from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the HMH Conference Rooms to donate blood. Your donation just might save a life!

Oct. 30                       

HMH Auxiliary $5 Jewelry Sale

Shop from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the HMH front lobby. All proceeds benefit the works of the HMH Auxiliary. It’s never too early to get started on your holiday shopping!

 

 

Mom and Baby Initiative reduces early deliveries, welcomes healthier newborns

When the Kentucky Hospital Engagement Network teamed up with the Anthem Foundation to promote the “Improving Patient Safety for Mom and Baby” initiative, Harrison Memorial Hospital was eager to participate. This initiative was carried out by many Kentucky hospitals, like HMH, which hope to reduce non-medically indicated newborn deliveries before 39 weeks.

“The last weeks of pregnancy are important. Babies aren’t just putting on weight; they are undergoing important development of the brain, lungs and other vital organs,” said Traci Taylor, HMH Chief Nursing Officer.

The March of Dimes agrees. According to their statistics, babies born full-term have a healthier start in life.

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Help us welcome these providers to our HMH staff

The staff of Harrison Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce the addition of Kevin Bryant, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M.). Dr. Bryant will begin seeing new patients every second and fourth Tuesday at the HMH Specialty Clinic beginning July 14. He will perform procedures at HMH as well.

Podiatry is a field of medicine that focuses on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions of the foot and ankle.

A native of Johnson City, TN, Dr. Bryant graduated from East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN. He graduated from Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine & Surgery, Miami Shores, FL. He completed his residency at the Kentucky Podiatric Residency Program, Louisville, KY.

Dr. Bryant is board-certified by the National Board of Podiatric Medicine. For an appointment with Dr. Bryant, call 859.331.2440.

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