Hannah Hall, MD, FACOG, Medical Director of Women’s Services, chairperson of surgery and physician champion at Flaget Memorial Hospital, has felt called to serve others through the practice of medicine since childhood.
“I wanted to be a doctor for as long as I can remember, but I was not always sure what I wanted my specialty to be,” said Hannah Hall, MD, FACOG, of her lifelong dream to become a physician. “However, when I was 12, my little sister, Hallie, was born early at just 28 weeks, and I got to scrub in to the neonatal intensive care unit and see all of the care provided to her. That experience launched me on the path to becoming an OB-GYN.”
As a medical student at the University of Louisville, Dr. Hall had the opportunity to deliver and care for patients like her sister, which further nurtured her desire to focus on the health of babies.
“To contribute to saving their lives was an amazing experience,” Dr. Hall said. “And delivering a baby put a big smile on my face.”
Dr. Hall completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at St. Louis University School of Medicine, and met her husband, Seth, while living in the Gateway to the West. The pair later relocated to Dr. Hall’s native Kentucky, where they now raise their two daughters on a farm in Bardstown.
“I have loved Bardstown since we moved here,” Dr. Hall said. “I feel blessed to be able to provide care to the women in the community where I live and raise my family.”
An Array of Service
At Flaget Memorial Hospital, Dr. Hall wears many hats. Specifically, she serves as surgery chairperson, director of women’s services, and mentor and trainer for residents. Additionally, as physician champion, she ensures that the information technology and informatics needs of physicians in Bardstown are being met, helps with the transition to computerized order entry and assists with preparing for the transition to a full-scope electronic health record system. However, patient care remains her No. 1 passion.
“I love delivering babies, and I think every baby is a miracle,” Dr. Hall said. “I also love providing gynecology care to my patients. Being able to transform someone’s life by improving or resolving their gynecologic problems is incredibly rewarding.”
When she is not busy working, Dr. Hall enjoys spending time with family, taking care of the farm, hiking, horseback riding and swimming. She also likes to take to the dance floor for ballroom and swing dancing.
A version of this article originally appeared in the Spring 2020 edition of Spirit of Health. For more stories like this one, subscribe to Spirit of Health magazine today.