• HMH’s laboratory department begins new era in testing

    The Harrison Memorial Hospital (HMH) Laboratory Department announces its new microbiology testing called Polymerization Chain Reaction (PCR). PCR is the most recent state-of-the-art process whereby a small, single strand of DNA is isolated and then duplicated repeatedly until it can be detected.

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  • Allison earns realtor's license

    After working in the real estate business for 14 years, Shannon Allison decided to try her hand at sales.


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    P.F.C. Mark Landon McCraw is the son of Mark and Mary McCraw of Fletcher, N.C.
    Mary is the daughter of John and Janine Caldwell of North Carolina, formerly of Harrison County.
    He is the great-grandson of Geneva Jones Roark of Cynthiana, and the late Paul Jones.
    McCraw took his basic training at Paris Island, S.C., and graduated from there in April 2013. He graduated from Military Police training on Nov. 15, 2013 at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo.
    He is now stationed at: Unit 8014, 2106 Rowell Road, Quantico, VA 22134.

  • The Nit-Nanny gets the job done the first time

    By Kayla Pickrell, Intern
    Betsy Herrington may be nit-picky about lice, but The Nit Nanny gets the job done -- the first time.

  • New pediatrician begins Harrison County practice

    Harrison Memorial Hospital is pleased to welcome Lauren Blackwell, D.O., as a full-time pediatrician on its medical staff.
    Dr. Blackwell will join Stephen Besson, M.D., and Andrew Usery, M.D., at Licking Valley Internal Medicine & Pediatrics.  
    A native of Jackson, Tennessee, Dr. Blackwell earned her Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.    

  • 2014 BB&T Hospice Heroes announced

    Many people have worked tirelessly throughout Hospice of the Bluegrass’ 36-year history to ensure end-of-life care is available to everyone who needs it. The 2014 Class of BB&T Hospice Heroes were recognized at a celebration on June 20 at the Keeneland Sales Pavilion.
    Those honored include:
     • Greg Powell, Hospice Hero for Volunteer Service. Powell has been a loyal patient and bereavement volunteer for more than 20 years.

  • KFC Foundation selects residents for national scholarships

    Over 600 hourly restaurant employees at KFC restaurants across the country will receive over $1.2 million in college tuition assistance this  month from the Kentucky Fried Chicken Foundation.
    KFC franchisees, including Cynthiana’s own Mike, Teresa, Charlie and Nichole Davis and KFC Corporation announced that through a competitive selection process, Cynthiana’s residents Marissa Daughtery and Marie Otero were chosen as a winners via the REACH Educational Grant Program. They will receive $2,000 for the 2014-15 academic year.

  • HMH recognized for organ donor enrollment accomplishments

    Harrison Memorial Hospital (HMH) was among a select group of hospitals nationwide recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for reaching gold, silver, and bronze levels of achievement for conducting activities that promoted enrollment in state organ donor registries. The hospitals are part of a national hospital campaign, sponsored by HHS’s Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), which has added 327,659 donor enrollments to state registries nationwide since 2011, exceeding the goal of 300,000.