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About Us

Myrtue Medical Center provides high-quality, cost-effective healthcare services to improve the well-being of the people it serves.

Why Myrtue Medical Center?

For almost 70 years, Myrtue Medical Center (MMC) has been wholeheartedly committed to the health and wellness of Harlan and Shelby County communities. MMC's healthcare system offers a range of services including five rural health clinics, behavioral health, community health, surgery and specialty clinics, a Critical Access Hospital that provides Level IV trauma care, physical and occupational therapy, diagnostic imaging, and more. Our core values of integrity, service, partnership, stewardship, and safety guide everything we do. We are proud of our dedicated staff, leadership, and medical practitioners who provide compassionate and quality healthcare services to our community.

Myrtue Medical Center offers access to:

  • Our award-winning hospital, departments, and staff
  • Five rural health clinic locations: Harlan, Avoca, Shelby, Earling, and Elk Horn
  • 40 physicians with a range of specialties, including family practice, board-certified OB/GYN, an in-house surgeon, and behavioral health professionals
  • A dedicated team to exceptional service and personalized care

Quality Care Close to Home

Our Mission, Vision, and Core Values


Myrtue Medical Center will be a responsive healthcare leader by providing the highest quality of care for our patients while improving the well-being of the communities we serve.


Myrtue Medical Center will be recognized as a leader in patient experience and community health.


  • Integrity: Truthful, honest, adherence to a moral code
  • Service: Placing the needs of others above our own
  • Partnership: Seek others who match our commitment
  • Stewardship: Use of our resources wisely
  • Safety: Provide an environment free of accidental injury