HMH receives President’s Service Award from KHA

The Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) presented Harrison Memorial Hospital with the President’s Service Award in recognition and appreciation of outstanding contributions and unselfish devotion for service to the community and the Commonwealth of Kentucky for the past year.

The KHA recognized Kentucky’s hospitals who have been on the front lines, leading the way in the fight against COVID-19. HMH was provided this special award of merit to recognize the leadership and the employees for their significant contribution to the community.

On March 6, 2020, HMH made history by being one of the first hospital to have the COVID-19 patient in Kentucky. From self-isolating 54 staff members who had potentially been exposed to stopping elective surgeries to hiring couriers to transport test samples more quickly to the state lab in Frankfort, HMH employees sprang into action. HMH released awareness campaigns to educate the community, created a Cough Clinic and purchased equipment to test the virus in our community.  In addition, our medical staff researched and incorporated treatment options. In spite of all of this, HMH continued to thrive, expand and continued to provide a full scope of care at all times.

“In any given year, HMH stands ready to face healthcare challenges. This past year was no exception. This award is a wonderful tribute for facing the pandemic with resilience, courage, flexibility, and resourcefulness, while never losing sight of the high-quality care we’re committed to delivering,” said Dr. Stephen Toadvine, HMH Chief Executive Officer. “The dedication of this staff has been nothing short of awe inspiring, and it is wonderful that KHA recognizes the efforts.”

Pictured with the award is Daniela Casey, HMH Respiratory Therapist; Rachel Harney, HMH Pharmacy Manager; Traci Taylor, HMH Chief Nursing Officer; Ashley Kincade, HMH Infection Preventionist and Shannan Allison, HMH Employee Health Nurse.