Hardin County entrepreneur Kelly Emerine presented an $80,000 gift to the HMH Foundation at a July 27th event at the Hardin Memorial Health Cancer Care Center. Her investment will be used to help bring 3D mammography to HMH. Emerine is making the gift after selling her medication management app, Mom’s MedMinder, to HMH.
Emerine first had the idea for her app when her twin daughters were sick at the same time, and she had a hard time keeping track of when and how much medicine they needed. HMH will update the app and make the new version and health management tool available to HMH patients in the coming months.
“I developed the app to help moms like me,” said Emerine. “I wanted HMH patients to benefit from the technology if they could and I am thrilled my gift to the Foundation will help bring 3D mammography to HMH and help even more women.”
Emerine said she knew she wanted to share some of the proceeds when she sold her app and that the HMH Foundation was the natural choice.
“I was born at HMH. My daughters were born at HMH. And when I had a breast health concern, HMH is where I turned for care” said Emerine.
Emerine added it was also important to share some of her success in a community that has given so much to her.
“From my family to the local innovation center to my investors and now this healthcare system, everyone has encouraged me,” said Emerine. “That is why I wanted my app and my gift to advance care for patients right here at home at HMH.”
HMHF Chairman Joe Prather expressed his pride in our community explaining that people here understand the importance of a strong HMH and of providing the best healthcare for Central Kentucky families.
“We cannot take our strong and growing health system for granted,” said Prather. “We have to do our part to make it viable long into the future and that is exactly what Kelly and other local entrepreneurs are doing here today. We encourage others to give to the Foundation so that patients can continue to have access to the most advanced care.”