Hardin Memorial Health Auxiliary President, Jim Richardson, was born in Oklahoma City and has lived in Hardin County since assigned here with the U.S. Army in 1994. His family loved the area and the people so much that they stayed following his retirement in 1990.
With military insurance, he had the option to use either military or local facilities, and he was always impressed with the professionalism and caring attitude he received locally. The people made the difference, and he wanted to be a part of that. Appreciating the excellent local healthcare provided and following two total knee replacements, he knew he wanted to “give back” and for the past two years has volunteered with Group Therapy at HMH. He also stated, “The volunteers and staff really made an impression on me, and I knew this was one way I could make a difference.”
Since 1994 Jim has served as both a Deacon and Adult Bible Study leader at both Mill Creek Baptist Church in Radcliff and Northside Baptist Church in Elizabethtown.
“In 36 years of military service both as an Army officer and Civilian contractor, I know what right looked like. This is what I have seen in all my experiences with Hardin Memorial Hospital and especially the volunteers I have come to know. Their selfless service adds so much to an already professional organization which I am proud to be a part of. I am deeply honored to serve with the distinguished members already on this board and stand ready to serve in any capacity I can”
Jim is a 1977 graduate of East Central Oklahoma State University, 1978 graduate of The Army’s Field Artillery Officer’s Basic Course, a 1981 graduate of Field Artillery Advanced Course, a 1985 graduate of the Combined Arms Service Staff School and a 1993 graduate of the Army’s
Command and General Staff College. Jim and his wife, Claudia, have two children and five grandchildren.