ARH Once Again Named One of the Nation’s Top Integrated Healthcare Systems

1/25/2011

For the sixth time in the past seven years, the full-range of services offered by the ARH system have been recognized as among the best in the nation.

ARH was one of two Kentucky health systems to be named to the 2011 SDI IHN 100 listing of the most highly integrated healthcare networks in the nation and the only integrated health system in West Virginia to be named.

The ranking was conducted by SDI Health LLC. Regarded as the nation’s premier rating system, SDI’s annual report evaluates IHNs on their performance and degree of integration.

The designation recognizes the 100 most integrated networks out of hundreds of health systems graded annually on the network’s ability to operate as a unifi ed organization in eight categories: integration, integrated technology, contractual capabilities, outpatient utilization, fi nancial stability, services and access, hospital utilization, and physicians.

As a complete integrated healthcare delivery system, the ARH system offers patients in Kentucky and West Virginia services through its hospitals, clinics, home health agencies, pharmacies and the home delivery of medical equipment and supplies. By bringing advanced services to these locations, patients have the opportunity to receive the majority of their healthcare services close to home.

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Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) is a not-for-profit health system serving 350,000 residents across Eastern Kentucky and Southern West Virginia. Operating nine hospitals, multi-specialty physician practices, home health agencies, HomeCare Stores and retail pharmacies, ARH is the largest provider of care and single largest employer in southeastern Kentucky and the third largest private employer in southern West Virginia.

The ARH system employs more than 4,700 employees and has a network of more than 600 active and courtesy medical staff members representing various specialties. Firmly committed to its mission of improving the health and promoting the well-being of all people in Eastern Kentucky and Southern West Virginia, in the past 12 months alone, ARH provided more than $120 million in uncompensated care for the uninsured and underinsured.

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