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ARH SUN/NNU Unions Negotiations Update

4/21/2014

On Friday, April 18, ARH filed a Federal Unfair Labor Practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) against the Southern United Nurses/National Nurses United (SUN/NNU) unions which represent ARH’s 734 registered nurses in southeastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia.

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Hazard ARH Rehabilitation Unit Engages RehabCare Group for Management Services

4/9/2014

The Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center has announced a collaborative agreement with RehabCare Group, Inc. (NYSE:RHB) to provide management and marketing services for the hospital's Acute Rehabilitation Unit. Established in 1982, RehabCare is a leading provider of rehabilitation program management services in more than 900 hospitals, nursing homes and other long-term care facilities in the United States.

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Volunteers Make a Difference -National Volunteer Week, April 6-12

4/7/2014

National Volunteer Week is a time to celebrate and recognize the contributions of those who willingly donate their time and efforts to serve others. Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) is proud of the 345 individuals who volunteer at its hospitals in Kentucky and West Virginia.

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Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center Receives $1 Million Donation From Joe Craft

2/10/2014

The ARH Foundation for Healthier Communities announced today it has received a $1 million gift from Hazard native and energy industry leader Joe Craft towards the $47 million expansion project at the Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center.

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Passport Health Plan announces Contract with Appalachian Regional Healthcare

1/23/2014

Passport Health Plan announced today that they have contracted with Appalachian Regional Healthcare to provide services to members of Passport Health Plan. Appalachian Regional Healthcare, including 8 hospitals in Kentucky, 2 hospitals in West Virginia, 600 physicians, home health agencies, HomeCare Stores and retail pharmacies, provide care for approximately 350,000 residents and is the largest private employer in southeastern Kentucky.

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MCHC, ARH Cardiology Associates and UK HealthCare's Gill Heart Institute Join Forces to Provide the Best in Heart Care

1/23/2014

Community leaders and health care providers gathered today to celebrate a new partnership among Mountain Comprehensive Healthcare Corporation (MCHC), Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH), and UK HealthCare’s Gill Heart Institute.

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Jeff Hollon named chairman of Appalachian Regional Healthcare Board of Trustees

1/13/2014

Jeff Hollon, vice president of Louisville-based BB&T Insurance Services, Inc., has been named chairman of the Board of Trustees for the multi-hospital Appalachian Regional Healthcare system.

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McDowell ARH holds Fitness Fair at South Floyd Middle School

1/6/2014

McDowell ARH Hospital staff held its first Fitness Fair at South Floyd Middle School in December.

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First newborn of 2014 arrives at Williamson ARH Hospital

1/6/2014

Williamson ARH Hospital welcomed its first baby of the New Year born on January 6, 2014. At 5:40pm, Merse Turnquest, MD delivered Chelsea Drew Dollar. She weighed 6 pounds and 14 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Parents are Andrew Dollar and Doreen Hope Kulik and they reside in Williamson, WV.

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First newborn of 2014 arrives at Middlesboro ARH Hospital

1/3/2014

Middlesboro ARH Hospital welcomed its first baby of the new year born on January 3, 2014. At 8:04 a.m., Nathan Mullins, MD, delivered Nevaeh Madison Faith. She weighed 5 pounds and 15.9 ounces, and was 18 1/2 inches long. Parents are Chasity A. Partin and Robert W. Thomas and they reside in Middlesboro, Ky.

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MCHC Joins Forces with ARH Cardiology Associates and the UK Gill Heart Institute to Provide the Best in Heart Care

1/2/2014

The Mountain Comprehensive Healthcare Corporation (MCHC) and the ARH Cardiology Associates are kicking off the New Year with a new partnership that will offer MCHC patients local access to some of the highest quality and state-of-the art cardiovascular care backed by the UK Gill Heart Institute.

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First newborn of 2014 arrives at Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center

1/2/2014

Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center welcomed its first baby of the New Year born on January 2, 2014. At 3:45 am, Robin Whitaker, DO, delivered Gracelyn Maria Huy. She weighed 7 pounds and 4.1 ounces, and was 18 inches long. Parents are Christen and Joshua Huy they reside in Hyden, Ky.

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First newborn of 2014 arrives at Whitesburg ARH Hospital

1/1/2014

Whitesburg ARH Hospital welcomed its first baby of the new year born on January 1, 2014. At 10:45 a.m., Jessica Branham, DO, delivered Adysen Jayde Davis. She weighed 7 pounds 2.6 ounces, and was 18.3 inches long. Parents are David and Kayla Davis and they reside in Busy, Ky.

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Mary Breckinridge ARH hosts Christmas party for children

12/20/2013

Mary Breckinridge ARH Hospital held its annual Christmas party for children on December 19.

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Local woman embracing life with hope despite cancer diagnosis

12/13/2013

No one ever wants to hear their physician say that they have cancer, but if you ever receive this diagnosis, Rose Tackett, who currently is undergoing cancer treatment at Williamson ARH Hospital, recommends that you choose a compassionate and experienced oncologist who will research treatments and encourage you to embrace life with hope.

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Don’t let holiday stress make you blue

12/13/2013

Holidays are busy days filled with activities, traditions and stress. Instead of dashing through the snow on a sled, you dash through the malls searching for gifts; and though you are told “it’s the most wonderful time of the year,” all that dashing keeps you from feeling “peace on Earth, goodwill toward men.” And when you finally have all the gifts wrapped and placed under the tree and you sink into your easy chair for a silent night, suddenly “I’ll have a blue Christmas without you” comes on the radio, stirring up ghosts of Christmases past.

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Need help understanding new health insurance options? ARH Certified Application Counselors can help

12/13/2013

If you watch national news programs, then you have heard about the Affordable Care Act (often referred to as Obamacare) and the fact that all Americans are required by law to enroll in a health insurance plan no later than March 31, 2014. But you may not have heard that Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) wants to help make the process easier for you by having key ARH Certified Application Counselors available at all its hospitals to assist you.

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Middlesboro ARH announces Fifth Annual Memorial Tree of Light -Set for December 16

11/26/2013

Middlesboro ARH Hospital announces its fifth annual Memorial Tree of Light event, which will be held on Monday, December 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the hospital’s front entrance. The public is invited to attend.

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Lunch & Learn: An ARH women’s health series Set for December 5

11/22/2013

Middlesboro ARH Hospital invites ladies in the community to its women’s health series called Lunch &Learn. Lunch & Learn offers insight and tips on a variety of women’s health issues. On December 5, Dr. Elizabeth Douglas, board certified in family medicine, will discuss weight loss and exercise.

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Middlesboro ARH Home Health Named to the Top 500 of the 2013 HomeCare Elite

11/12/2013

Middlesboro ARH Home Health today announced that it has been named to the Top 500 of the 2013 HomeCare Elite™, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States.

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ARH hospitals Earn “Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®” Recognition from The Joint Commission

11/7/2013

Two ARH hospitals have been named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. Both Harlan ARH and Middlesboro ARH hospitals were recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions. The clinical processes focus on care for heart attack, pneumonia, surgery, children’s asthma, stroke and venous thromboembolism, as well as inpatient psychiatric services. New this year is a category for immunization for pneumonia and influenza.

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Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center Earns Chest Pain Center Re-accreditation

11/7/2013

The Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center has once again earned Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC), an international not-for-profit organization that focuses on transforming cardiovascular care by assisting facilities in their effort to create communities of excellence that bring together quality, cost and patient satisfaction.

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Appalachian Regional Healthcare and ARH Tug Valley Health Services, Inc. File Certificate of Need for Williamson Memorial Hospital

10/22/2013

ARH Tug Valley Health Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Appalachian Regional Healthcare (“ARH”) expects this week to file a Certificate of Need (CON) to acquire Williamson Memorial Hospital in Williamson, W. Va., from Health Management Associates, Inc. (NYSE: HMA). As part of the CON, ARH will also request approval to merge services of Williamson Memorial Hospital with Williamson ARH Hospital, located in South Williamson, Ky.

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Appalachian Regional Healthcare announces appointment of new Community CEO at Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center

10/14/2013

October 14, 2013 — Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) has named Dan Stone the new Community CEO for the Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center.

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Protecting those we love by encouraging regular mammogram screenings

10/13/2013

During October, ARH hospitals are offering digital mammogram screenings for only $50, which includes the radiologist report. You will need to bring a physician’s order for the test and pay by cash, check or credit card at registration.

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Lunch & Learn: Breast Health and Screenings

10/7/2013

Middlesboro ARH Hospital is pleased with the response to its new women’s health series called Lunch &Learn. On October 17, Middlesboro ARH will hold its second luncheon, and Dr. Nathan Mullins, OB-GYN, will be the guest speaker. His talk will focus on breast health and the importance of regular screenings.

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Middlesboro ARH Hospital and Discover Downtown Middlesboro to paint downtown pink

9/30/2013

September 27, 2013, Middlesboro, Ky. – With October being National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Middlesboro ARH Hospital and Discover Downtown Middlesboro are partnering to paint downtown pink to raise awareness and money to find a cure.

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Overcoming his greatest challenge with faith and medicine: A prostate cancer survivor’s story

9/26/2013

Life is a journey filled with unique experiences—many bring joy and satisfaction while others challenge our mind, body and spirit. The journey for Glenn Miller had been one of immeasurable joy and satisfaction. He had made wise choices both personally and professionally. And like most men in their 50s, Miller enjoyed his role at work yet dreamed of retirement. He cherished his role as husband and father, yet when God blessed him with a grandchild, his joy increased tenfold. Miller had a wonderful life but it was about to take a turn that would lead him to his greatest challenge--surviving prostate cancer.

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Mary Breckinridge ARH Hospital to Host Community Picnic on October 4

9/26/2013

Fall is here and it’s time once again for the annual Mary Breckinridge Festival and the Mary Breckinridge ARH Community Picnic.

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Whitesburg boy is winner of the ARH Cutest Baby Contest

9/25/2013

Appalachian Regional Healthcare, Inc. (ARH) is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2013 ARH Cutest Baby Contest is 14-month-old Connor Robert Allen Smith.

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ARH, UK HealthCare, and Appalachian Heart Center Celebrate Partnership in Eastern Kentucky

9/16/2013

Community leaders and local health care providers joined representataives of Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH), Appalachian Heart Center (AHC), and UK HealthCare’s Gill Heart Institute Monday to celebrate a new partnership that will deliver the highest quality and state-of-the art cardiovascular care to residents of Eastern Kentucky.

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ARH and UK HealthCare Join Forces to Enhance Cardiology Services in Eastern Kentucky

9/9/2013

Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH), Appalachian Heart Center (AHC), and UK HealthCare's Gill Heart Institute have announced they will join forces to deliver the highest quality and state-of-the-art cardiovascular care to residents of Eastern Kentucky.

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Answering the call of service - ARH staff volunteers at Day of Hope

8/23/2013

When organizers of the recent Day of Hope event in Beckley needed volunteers, Beckley and Summers County ARH staff were some of the first to answer the call and offer their time and service to help those in need.

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Middlesboro ARH Hospital awarded accreditation for its mammography

8/7/2013

Middlesboro ARH Hospital was awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

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Police Officer proves determination brings success

7/22/2013

Police officers are local super heroes. Whether it is responding to a frightened motorist trapped in an overturned vehicle, saving a terrified child from an abductor or taking out a shooter before innocent lives are lost, police officers risk their lives daily to save others. When one of our local heroes was injured in an accident last year, he was determined to get well and go back to protecting the people of Bell County.

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UK Markey Cancer Center NCI Designation Means New Treatments, Clinical Trials For ARH Cancer Center Patients

7/12/2013

The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center announced today that it is only the 68th medical center in the country and the first in Kentucky to earn a prestigious National Cancer Institute Designation, a distinction that signifies national excellence in clinical care and cancer research. As part of the Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network, ARH Cancer Center's patients get the benefit of Markey's guidance and support in their care while staying closer to home for treatment.

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ARH Employees Approve Three-Year Labor Contract

3/29/2013

Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) employees represented by the United Steelworkers (USW) voted today to ratify a new three-year collective bargaining agreement.

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Appalachian Regional Healthcare and United Steelworkers Reach Tentative Contract Agreement

3/27/2013

After several weeks of continued negotiations, Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) and the United Steelworkers (USW) reached a tentative collective bargaining agreement late Tuesday afternoon.

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ARH announces President & CEO Jerry Haynes will retire. Joe Grossman will take the helm

12/7/2012

December 7, 2012 — The Board of Trustees for the Appalachian Regional Healthcare system announced today the forthcoming retirement of ARH President and Chief Executive Officer Jerry W. Haynes, and named Haynes’ successor.

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UK HealthCare, Appalachian Regional Healthcare Working Together to Tackle Heart, Health Issues in Eastern Kentucky

11/14/2012

HAZARD, Ky. (Nov. 14, 2012) – UK HealthCare and Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) are working to form collaborative agreements in which the two hospital systems would work with community physicians to strengthen cardiovascular care in southeastern Kentucky.

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Morgan County ARH Receives Vehicle Through Toyota's 2012 100 Cars for Good Program

11/7/2012

West Liberty, KY– Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) staff members received on Wednesday, November 7, the Toyota Highlander won by the Morgan County ARH Home Health Agency as one of 100 nonprofit winners in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program. 100 Cars for Good is a major philanthropic initiative in which the automaker gave away 100 cars to 100 nonprofits over the course of 100 days. Morgan County ARH was selected as a winner based on votes from the public on July 11, 2012 on the 100 Cars for Good Facebook page at www.100carsforgood.com.

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Middlesboro ARH Hospital Celebrates Quality Recognition and Holds Emergency Department Ribbon Cutting

10/31/2012

On October 24, Middlesboro ARH Hospital celebrated the recent Joint Commission recognition as a top performer on key quality measures and held a ribbon cutting for its newly renovated Emergency Department.

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ARH Hospitals in Middlesboro and Harlan Earn ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures™’ Recognition from The Joint Commission

9/20/2012

Middlesboro and Harlan ARH hospitals are among the hospitals named as the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America.

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ARH Celebrates Completion of Work on Tornado-Damaged Morgan County ARH Hospital

8/13/2012

ARH was joined by state and local officials Monday as they celebrated the restoration of the tornado-damaged Morgan County ARH Hospital. Monday’s ribbon cutting and grand re-opening ceremony comes after five months of work to repair nearly $4 million in damages the Morgan County ARH Hospital suffered during the devastating tornado that ravaged the West Liberty area March 2.

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Federal judge holds Cabinet for Health and Family services in contempt in dispute with ARH

7/16/2012

A federal judge on Monday held Kentucky's Cabinet for Health and Family Services in contempt. U.S. Senior Judge Karl Forester said in an order that the decision was for the Cabinet's refusal to process requests by patients to transfer away from Coventry Cares, a managed care organization, in light of Coventry's impending termination of its provider contract with Appalachian Regional Healthcare.

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ARH Named A Finalist in Toyota's 2012 Cars for Good Program

7/3/2012

Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) has been selected as one of 500 nonprofit finalists in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program, a major philanthropic initiative in which the automaker is giving 100 cars to 100 non-profits over the course of 100 days. ARH was selected as a finalist from more than 4,000 applications nationwide and is seeking a new vehicle for the Morgan County ARH Home Health Agency which lost numerous vehicles during the March 2 tornado.

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Judge grants injunction in ARH case against CoventryCares

6/21/2012

United States Senior Judge Karl S. Forester ruled Wednesday to grant in part Appalachian Regional Healthcare’s request for a preliminary injunction against Medicaid Managed Care contractor CoventryCares.

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Judge orders Coventry Cares to continue contract with Appalachian Regional Healthcare

6/20/2012

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Coventry Cares must continue its contract with Appalachian Regional Healthcare through Nov. 1 to meet the medical needs of 25,000 Eastern Kentucky Medicaid patients.

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Coventry proposes staying with ARH as 'non-contracted' provider, paying less for service

6/1/2012

Negotiations between Appalachian Regional Healthcare and managed care company Coventry Cares resumed late Thursday after grinding to a halt earlier in the day.

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ARH, Coventry negotiations over Medicaid appear at an impasse

5/31/2012

Negotiations between Appalachian Regional Healthcare and Medicaid managed-care company Coventry appear at an impasse as the two sides head to U.S. District Court on Thursday

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Sweet Caroline . . . Reaching Out, Touching Hearts - Middlesboro parents’ journey to solve a genetic mystery

5/18/2012

As four-year-old Caroline enters the Physical Rehabilitation Center at Middlesboro ARH Hospital, she swiftly moves through the automatic, sliding glass door and runs into the waiting arms of Miss Jenny, her occupational therapist.

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ARH, Coventry reach agreement; negotiations to continue

5/4/2012

Appalachian Regional Healthcare patients will remain in the Coventry Care insurance network through June 30 while the two parties continue to negotiate.

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Coventry must continue paying for services at ARH for 30 days, state official says

5/3/2012

Medicaid Managed Care contractor Coventry Cares must continue to pay for members to be treated at ARH’s Eastern Kentucky healthcare facilities for 30 days, the acting commissioner of the state Department for Medicaid Services said Wednesday.

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A Federal Judge sets hearing for ARH and Coventry Cares dispute

5/2/2012

US District Judge Karl S. Forester has issued an order setting a hearing between Appalachian Regional Healthcare and Coventry Cares for Friday, May 4, at 9:30 a.m. In addition, the parties have been order to begin settlement negotiations immediately.

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ARH seeks emergency injunction against Coventry Cares

5/1/2012

Appalachian Regional Healthcare is seeking an emergency injunction against Medicaid contractor Coventry Cares to protect the more than 25,000 Eastern Kentucky residents covered by the Medicaid plan who are in jeopardy of losing access to needed healthcare.

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Coventry Cares changes has some pregnant ARH patients facing doctor changes

4/27/2012

Some pregnant women in Bell County might have to change doctors and drive nearly an hour for care just weeks before their babies are due. Officials say Coventry Cares is terminating its contract with ARH next month, which means patients have to find new doctors. Watch WYMT-TV’s news clip for the complete story.

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ARH sues MCOs, State over lack of adequate patient network and unpaid claims

4/23/2012

The largest healthcare system in Eastern Kentucky that cares for some of Kentucky’s most vulnerable citizens is taking two of the state’s managed care companies and the State to court over inadequate patient network and access issues that would require patients to travel out of the area for care, and the MCOs failure to timely pay claims for Medicaid services.

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First-time father waits for leave in Afghanistan while twin boys are delivered at Middlesboro ARH

3/16/2012

While Private First Class Craig Lewis of the 82nd Aviation Combat Brigade, Charlie Company 2-82 AVN 1-17th Task Force Saber of the United States Army was serving his country on a mission in Afghanistan, wife and mom-to-be Megan Lewis was on a mission to get her husband to Bell County, Ky. before she delivered their twin sons.

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Fund and donation drive set up for Morgan County ARH employees and families affected by tornado

3/3/2012

The ARH Foundation for Healthier Communities, the fundraising arm of the Appalachian Regional Healthcare system, has established a fund and donation drive to benefit Morgan County ARH employees affected by the ravaging tornado that hit West Liberty Friday.

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Update on tornado damage to ARH operations in West Liberty

3/3/2012

The Morgan County ARH Hospital, clinic, home care store, home health agency and other ARH services sustained significant damage during the tornado that devastated the West Liberty community around 6 p.m. Friday evening.

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Dialysis services returned to Harlan ARH Hospital this week

2/24/2012

Dialysis services returned to Harlan ARH Hospital this week. Following the recent recruitment of Dr. Mohammad Samih to the medical staff as a specialist in nephrology, or kidney function, dialysis is now available to serve the needs of hospitalized patients who previously were being transferred.

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FITCH UPGRADES APPALACHIAN REGIONAL HEALTHCARE (KENTUCKY) TO 'BB'; OUTLOOK STABLE

2/23/2012

In the course of its ongoing surveillance efforts, Fitch upgrades to 'BB' from 'BB-' the following bond issued on behalf of Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH): --$61,545,000 Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority refunding and improvement revenue bonds (Appalachian Regional Healthcare, Inc.) series 1997 The Rating Outlook is Stable.

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Middlesboro ARH's Charlsie’s Angels Program Featured on Knoxville News

2/22/2012

The Charlsie’s Angels Program at Middlesboro ARH which provides angel blankets for inpatients who need comfort and the Pink Bibles for inpatients diagnosed with breast cancer, was recently featured on Knoxville’s WBIR-TV.

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Annual ARH CARES Award Winners Honored

2/20/2012

Appalachian Regional Healthcare honored employees from across its Kentucky and West Virginia system Feb. 9 in Lexington. Employee representatives from each ARH community who had been named as their respective hospital’s Annual CARES Winner were recognized during the system’s Board of Trustees meeting.

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February is American Heart Month-Here is How to care for your heart in your 30s, 40s, 50s and beyond

2/7/2012

Some people think of heart disease as a condition that only strikes in old age, so they don’t concern themselves with their cardiovascular health. Unfortunately, this couldn’t be further from the truth.

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

1/31/2012

The full-range of services offered by the Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) system have once again been recognized as among the best in the nation. ARH was one of two Kentucky health systems to be named to the IMS Top 100 Integrated Healthcare Networks 2012 listing of the most highly integrated healthcare networks in the nation, and the only integrated health system in West Virginia to be named.

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Free Trauma Center Development Workshop To Be Held in Hazard

12/21/2011

Medical professionals and emergency responders are encouraged to attend the KY Trauma Advisory Committee’s free Kentucky Trauma Center Development Workshop in Hazard Friday, January 6.

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ARH Heart Institute at Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center Now Offering Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Procedure

12/21/2011

The ARH Heart Institute at the Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center and UK HealthCare are continuing their fight against heart disease by offering a minimally invasive surgical treatment option to repair abdominal aortic aneurysm, a condition that weakens the wall of the aorta and could lead to a life-threatening hemorrhaging if not treated.

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Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center Announces Major Hospital Expansion Project

11/22/2011

The Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center will soon undergo a $47 million expansion project that will add an additional 100,000 square feet to the medical center and will create approximately 150 new healthcare jobs, injecting millions of dollars into the local economies of the region.

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ATTENTION: PATIENTS COVERED BY KENTUCKY MEDICAID

10/24/2011

Effective November 1, 2011, the new Kentucky Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) will begin overseeing your healthcare plan. ARH hospitals, clinics, home health and medical equipment stores will only be accepting the CoventryCares of Kentucky and WellCare of Kentucky plans.

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Renovation of Middlesboro ARH Emergency Department Set to Begin This Week

9/26/2011

A $2.23 million renovation project will begin this week on the Emergency Department (ED) at Middlesboro ARH Hospital.

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Harlan ARH Earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures’ Recognition from The Joint Commission

9/14/2011

Harlan ARH Hospital today was named one of the nation’s top performers on key quality measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America.

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When Wounds Won’t Heal, Patients Can Now Turn to the new state-of-the-art Harlan ARH Wound Care Center

9/13/2011

Harlan ARH Hospital has opened a new Wound Care Center where patients can receive treatment of non-healing wounds. With advanced equipment, including two hyperbaric chambers, Harlan ARH now has one of the most convenient, comprehensive, and sophisticated wound facilities in the region.

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Appalachian Regional Healthcare finalizes purchase of Mary Breckinridge Hospital, clinics and home health services

9/7/2011

Appalachian Regional Healthcare, Inc. (ARH) and FNS, Inc. finalized Tuesday the purchase of the Mary Breckinridge Hospital, its clinics and home health agency. ARH assumed ownership and operations at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, September 7. The hospital located in Hyden, Kentucky will operate as Mary Breckinridge ARH Hospital.

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Appalachian Regional Healthcare to finalize purchase of Mary Breckinridge Hospital and clinics by end of month

8/10/2011

Appalachian Regional Healthcare, Inc. (ARH) and Frontier Nursing Service, Inc. (FNS) announced today that a definitive agreement has been signed for purchase of the Mary Breckinridge Hospital, its clinics and home health agency. The purchase is expected to close at the end of the month and ARH will take over operations on September 1.

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Summers County ARH Presented National Patient Satisfaction Award

7/13/2011

Summers County ARH might be a small critical access hospital, but when it comes to excellence, the facility has drawn some big time national attention.

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Whitesburg ARH Welcomes First Addition to Hospital’s New Addition

6/28/2011

A Whitesburg woman’s special delivery marked a milestone for Whitesburg ARH Hospital today as she became the first mother to give birth in the hospital’s newly completed patient care wing that offers state-of-the-art birthing facilities and advanced care for women and babies.

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Hazard ARH, UK HealthCare Partner to Enhance Cardiovascular and Stroke Care

6/24/2011

The Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center and UK HealthCare announced today they are partnering to provide cardiothoracic (CT) surgery in Hazard and that the Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center will become the newest member of the UK Stroke Affiliate Network, a community-based stroke initiative providing the highest quality clinical and educational programs to hospital staff and the community.

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Harlan ARH Celebrates 100 Top Hospitals Designation with Community Event

6/21/2011

Harlan ARH Hospital held a community event today to celebrate the hospital’s recent designation as one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals.

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New $11 million expansion and renovation project brings more private rooms and state-of-the-art birthing facilities to Whitesburg ARH

6/1/2011

Whitesburg ARH Hospital unveiled today its newly completed patient care wing which is part of an $11 million hospital expansion and renovation project that will offer patients the comfort of additional private rooms and women state-of-the-art birthing facilities.

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ARH promotes breast cancer awareness with system-wide “pink ribbon” cuttings for new digital mammography equipment

5/20/2011

October’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month observance might be months away, but today hospitals throughout the Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) system stressed the year-round importance of early detection of breast cancer through regular screening mammograms by holding simultaneous “pink ribbon” cutting ceremonies for new digital mammography equipment that has been installed at all locations.

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Appalachian Regional Healthcare to Acquire Mary Breckinridge Hospital and Related Healthcare Services

4/21/2011

Appalachian Regional Healthcare, Inc. (ARH) and Frontier Nursing Service, Inc. (FNS) announced today they have entered into a letter of intent for ARH to acquire Mary Breckinridge Hospital and all related healthcare services.

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ARH Registered Nurses in Kentucky and West Virginia Approve New Three-Year Contract

4/20/2011

Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) registered nurses in Kentucky and West Virginia voted today to ratify a new three-year contract.

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Current Projects - Whitesburg ARH Hospital

4/20/2011

We will Build a state-of-the-art facility for our community that includes private rooms for patients, and will improve our capability to handle surgical and obstetric patient care demands.

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Harlan ARH Named One of the Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals

4/20/2011

Harlan ARH Hospital has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare.

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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.

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Letter to ARH Stakeholders

1/21/2011

Letter to ARH Stakeholders from ARH President and CEO Jerry W. Haynes

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