HARDIN COUNTY, Ky. —
Fort Knox Federal Credit Union has made a long-term investment in military and community health in Hardin County.
The credit union is donating $1.5 million to a clinic in Radcliff through the Hardin Memorial Health Foundation.
HMH Medical Group Radcliff Family Medicine is located near the Wilson Gate at Fort Knox.
The money will be used to expand services at the clinic.
“Whether it’s clinical psychology or social work services, that’s where we can do some things we haven’t been able to do before,” Dr. Tom Hustead, medical director at HMH Medical Group, said.
The expanded clinic will add primary care providers, which will allow the clinic to take care of more patients.
“We do about 3,000 visits a year,” Hustead said. “We have a couple physicians, a number of nurse practitioners there. We hope that we can add a number more, maybe even double that over the next few years so we can do more care for the patients who are out there that need primary care.”
The president of Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, Ray Springsteen, said the investment was an easy decision.
“It just made a lot of sense, especially when you look at the connection between financial health and physical health. We wanted to make a difference and help Kentuckians achieve more,” he said. “In 1950 the credit union was founded by 10 veterans right on Fort Knox, with a goal to make a difference in the community.”
The project includes co-branding and naming rights.
The building will become HMH Medical Group Radcliff Family Medicine Supported by Fort Knox Federal Credit Union.
“What really excites us is the good that we’re going to be able to do for the active and the retired military and their families,” Joe Prather, board chair of the HMH Foundation, said. “We feel that it’s going to be an example for others to follow.”
The Radcliff clinic is open to everyone, not just military members and their families.
Officials haven’t said when the expanded services will be available.