ARH Volunteers

ARH Volunteers Honored at Annual Celebration

04/29/2019

ARH honored the more than 225 men and women who give of their time and talents as volunteers for the ARH system of hospitals in eastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia during a special ceremony in their honor on Thursday, April 11 at the Barbourville First United Methodist Church in Barbourville, Ky.

Tim Mills

Harlan ARH Wound Treatment Center Recognized for Excellence

04/17/2019

Harlan ARH Hospital is pleased to announce that Harlan ARH Wound Treatment Center is a recipient of RestorixHealth’s Center of Excellence award for the second time. Recipients of this award meet or exceed national wound care quality benchmarks over a three-month period.

Mayada Elian

Screening Children for Autism Spectrum Disorder

04/08/2019

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all children be screened for autism. Children with ASD have difficulty with social communication and interaction, restricted interests and repetitive behaviors.

Paula Jones

Tug Valley ARH welcomes Paula Jones, DO,

04/02/2019

Tug Valley ARH welcomes Paula Jones, DO, to its S. Williamson, KY – Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center and ARH Tug Valley Medical Associates.

Dr. Amber Peace

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

03/14/2019

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Every year, about 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and more than 50,000 people die from it. However, this disease is highly preventable if you start getting screened at age 50.

Middlesboro

Middlesboro ARH receives six awards at HealthCare Service Excellence conference

03/05/2019

At the 19th annual HealthCare Service Excellence conference held recently in Florida, Middlesboro ARH Hospital and members of its staff received six awards of excellence in improving the patient experience.

Lunch and Learn

Lunch & Learn: An ARH Women’s Health Series Set for February 14

02/06/2019

Middlesboro ARH Hospital invites ladies in the community to its women’s health series called Lunch & Learn.

Jaimungal

Tug Valley ARH announces new specialty; Offering Endocrinology Telemedicine

01/24/2019

SOUTH WILLIAMSON, KY - Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center and Beckley ARH Hospital are pleased to announce a partnership to improve health of Eastern Kentuckians. Sarada Jaimungal, MD, a Beckley ARH physician, will provide endocrinology services via telemedicine beginning January 16th.

Dr. Raju Vora

Vora joins Barbourville ARH

01/10/2019

Cumberland Valley Medical and Surgical Associates—Barbourville and Barbourville ARH Hospital are pleased to have Raju N. Vora, MD, join ARH as an employed physician.

2019 Newborn

First newborn of 2019 arrives at Middlesboro ARH Hospital

01/04/2019

Middlesboro ARH Hospital welcomed its first baby of the new year born on January 2, 2019.

The late Dr. Hassan Amjad to be recognized by the Jafary Family, Beckley ARH Hospital and Beckley Art Center

12/13/2018

Beckley, WV - A newly designed Tree Cozy is ready to be officially dedicated in the memory of Dr. Hassan Amjad with a reception on Wednesday, December 19 @ 10:30am on the grounds of Beckley ARH Hospital.

Jamey Locke

Appalachian Regional Healthcare announces appointment of new Community CEO at Morgan County ARH Hospital

11/26/2018

Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) has named Jamey Locke as the new Community CEO to lead its 25-bed critical access hospital in Morgan County.

General Surgeon Joins Barbourville ARH Medical Staff

11/05/2018

ARH Surgery Associates and Barbourville ARH Hospital welcome General Surgeon Jerry Woolum, MD, to its medical staff.

Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser

West Virginia’s Real Men Wear Pink

11/01/2018

There was only the slightest hesitation when Jeremy Hall, Associate Administrator, Beckley ARH Hospital, was asked to participate in West Virginia’s Real Men Wear Pink. He was one of 27 men in the state representing the American Cancer Society’s campaign to raise awareness and money for cancer research.

Cancer Center Ribbon Cutting

ARH celebrates completion of 18-month ARH Cancer Center expansion and renovation project with ribbon cutting ceremony in Hazard

10/23/2018

It’s , bigger, newer, better, and after an 18-month, $5 million expansion and renovation project to nearly double its size, hundreds gathered Tuesday to help the ARH Cancer Center in Hazard officially celebrate its opening with a special program and ribbon cutting ceremony.

U.S. Senator Rand Paul tours ARH Cumberland Valley Medical & Surgical Associate

10/17/2018

On October 17, U.S. Senator Rand Paul flew into Middlesboro to tour the new ARH Cumberland Valley Medical & Surgical Associates clinic and meet with ARH medical staff.

Appalachian Regional Healthcare partners with UC PA program at NKY campus

10/16/2018

WILLIAMSBURG, KY – Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) has partnered with the physician assistant (PA) program at the Northern Kentucky Campus of University of the Cumberlands (UC).

New Family Medicine Physician Joins ARH Medical Staff

10/07/2018

Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) is pleased to welcome Mayada Elian, MD, board certified in family medicine, to its medical staff.

Breast Cancer Awareness

Middlesboro ARH Hospital to hold tenth annual breast cancer survivor tree lighting

10/02/2018

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, and Middlesboro ARH Hospital will be holding its tenth annual Breast Cancer Survivor Tree Lighting Ceremony and Reception on October 6 in the fellowship hall at Binghamtown Baptist Church.

Harlan Wound Team

Harlan ARH Wound Treatment Center Receives Award

08/29/2018

Harlan ARH Hospital is pleased to announce its Harlan ARH Wound Treatment Center is a recipient of RestorixHealth’s Center of Excellence award. Recipients of this award meet or exceed national wound care quality benchmarks over a three-month period.

Jackson Joins ARH Tri-City Medical Center

08/29/2018

Harlan ARH Hospital and ARH Tri-City Medical Center are pleased to welcome Billie Jo Jackson, FNP-BC, to its staff.

Michael G. Anderson

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker joins SCARH Hospital

08/29/2018

Hinton, WV - Summers County Appalachian Regional Healthcare Hospital Rural Health Clinic announces the newest member of their healthcare team, Michael G. Anderson, LICSW.

Witt Joins ARH Cardiology Associates - Harlan

08/29/2018

Harlan ARH Hospital and ARH Cardiology Associates are pleased to welcome Jacob Witt, FNP-C, to its staff.

Dr. Anna Dunn Joins Harlan ARH Hospital

07/30/2018

Harlan ARH Hospital is pleased to welcome Anna Dunn, DO, to its medical staff. Dr. Dunn completed her residency in family medicine at Wellmont Lonesome Pine in Big Stone Gap, Va.. and her doctor of osteopathic medicine at the Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tn.

Nephrologist Joins Harlan ARH Medical Staff

07/30/2018

Harlan ARH Hospital is pleased to welcome Jayaramakrishna Depa, MD, to its medical staff. Dr. Depa completed his fellowship in nephrology at Mount Sinai/Icahn School of Medicine-Elmhurst Hospital Center in Queens, Ny. and internal medicine residency at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, Ny.

Lunch & Learn: An ARH Women’s Health Series Set for July 26

07/18/2018

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 Thursday, July 26, General Surgeon Amber Peace, DO, will give a presentation on “Gall Bladder Disease.”

Appalachian Regional Healthcare finalizes purchase of Saint Joseph Martin hospital, clinics

07/02/2018

Appalachian Regional Healthcare, Inc. (ARH) has finalized the purchase of the Saint Joseph Martin hospital and its clinics. ARH assumed ownership and operations of the facilities at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, July 1. The 25-bed Saint Joseph Martin hospital will operate under the new name, ARH Our Lady of the Way Hospital.

ARH Pharmacies Offer Ways to Dispose of Unwanted Medications

06/07/2018

Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) retail pharmacies are taking a new step to help address the opioid addiction epidemic in our region by providing a way for patients to safely dispose of unwanted prescription drugs at home.

Bringing Comfort to Pediatric Patients

05/21/2018

Middlesboro ARH and LMU College of Veterinary Medicine (LMU-CVM) are partnering to provide pediatric hospital patients comfort through The Josh and Friends Project.

ARH and KentuckyOne reach definitive agreement for purchase of Saint Joseph Martin hospital and clinics

04/17/2018

Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) and KentuckyOne Health announced today that a definitive agreement has been signed for the purchase of Saint Joseph Martin and its four rural health clinics in Floyd County. The purchase is expected to close by June 30th and ARH will take over operations of the facilities on July 1st.

Lunch & Learn Set for April 12

04/11/2018

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 Thursday, April 12, Middlesboro ARH Occupational Therapist Brooke Burchfield will give a presentation on “Occupational Therapy—The Job of Living.”

Southern West Virginia Junior Nursing Academy offers eighth-graders true hospital experience

04/05/2018

Beckley, West Virginia – This summer, eighth-grade students with an interest in the nursing profession will have a chance to spend time working alongside real nurses in real hospital environments during the three-day Southern West Virginia Junior Nursing Academy.

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month 2018

03/13/2018

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States.

Middlesboro ARH Home Health named to the Top 500 of the 2017 HomeCare Elite®

03/09/2018

Middlesboro ARH Home Health announced that it has been named to the Top 500 of the 2017 HomeCare Elite®, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. For 12 years, HomeCare Elite has annually identified the top 25 percent of agencies and highlighted the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall.

Harlan ARH Retail Pharmacy Partners with Kentucky Pharmacists Association to Assist Local Patients

03/08/2018

Through a grant from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services’ Kentucky Opioid Response Effort (KORE) to the Kentucky Pharmacists Association (KPhA), Harlan ARH Retail Pharmacy is assisting local patients at Addiction Recovery Care who are completing an opioid treatment program at Lydia’s House.

2017 Annual ARH CARES Award Winners

02/27/2018

Appalachian Regional Healthcare honored employees from across its Kentucky and West Virginia system who have been named their respective hospital’s 2017 Annual ARH CARES Award Winners recently in Lexington.

Beckley ARH Hospital signs 20-year affiliation agreement with Avalon University School of Medicine

02/12/2018

Avalon University School of Medicine is proud to announce a 20-year affiliation agreement for clinical rotations to be completed at Appalachian Regional Healthcare.

Lunch & Learn: An ARH Women’s Health Series February 22

02/06/2018

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 Thursday, February 22, Middlesboro ARH Invasive Cardiologist Ehtesham Ul Haq, MD will give a presentation on “Women’s Heart Health.”

American Heart Month: Heart Disease—the Number One Cause of Death

02/02/2018

The latest statistics from the American Heart Association reveal cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in the world, claiming nearly 18 million lives in 2015. In the United States, heart disease remains the number one cause of death.

National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

01/18/2018

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the most recent annual statistics state that 12,578 women in the United States were diagnosed with cervical cancer and 4,115 women died from the disease.

Seasonal Flu-Related Visitation Restrictions Now In Effect at ARH Hospitals

01/12/2018

Due to the increasing number of flu cases, all ARH hospitals have instituted the following visitation measures to help protect you, our patients, and our staff.

First Newborn of 2018 Delivered at Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center

01/04/2018

Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center welcomed its first baby of the new year born on January 2, 2018. At 12:45 a.m., Dr. Scott Howard, MD, delivered Caiden Parker Slone. He weighed 6 pounds and 3.4 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Parents are Tiffany Hunter and Zach Slone. They reside in Pippa Passes, Ky.

First Newborn of 2018 Arrives at Middlesboro ARH Hospital

01/03/2018

Middlesboro ARH Hospital welcomed its first baby of the new year born on January 1, 2018. At 6:19 p.m., Dr. John Williamson, board certified OB-GYN, delivered Edwin Allen Sinkhorn. He weighed 6 pounds and 4.8 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Parents are Marcus Sinkhorn and Ciera Webb. The family resides in Pineville, Ky.

Lunch & Learn: An ARH Women’s Health Series Set for January 11

01/03/2018

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 Thursday, January 11, Internist Brooke Laughter, DO, will give a presentation on “Facts about the Cold and Flu Season.”

UK Blue Angels Program Brings High-Risk Obstetric Care to Middlesboro

12/21/2017

Women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant will be pleased to learn that Middlesboro ARH partners with UK Healthcare to provide a valuable Blue Angels program which provides the highest quality ultrasounds along with telemedicine consultations with obstetricians who specialize in high-risk pregnancies.

ARH and KentuckyOne Health Sign Letter of Intent for Exclusive Negotiations for the Sale of Saint Joseph Martin

12/19/2017

Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) and KentuckyOne Health have confirmed today a Letter of Intent for the exclusive negotiation of the sale of Saint Joseph Martin. This agreement is the next step for the future of health care in the Martin, Kentucky community. If a definitive agreement is reached, it would establish the continuation of local ownership and operation of this important care facility.

Cardiologist Joins Tug Valley ARH Medical Staff

11/29/2017

ARH Cardiology Associates and Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center welcome Ashok Patnaik, M.D., to its medical staff.

Lunch & Learn: An ARH Women’s Health Series Set for December 5

11/28/2017

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 Tuesday, December 5, General Surgeon Amber Peace, DO, will give a presentation on “Colorectal Cancer: Preventable, Beatable, Treatable.”

Shilpa Sammeta, MD

11/06/2017

Beckley ARH Hospital and Southern WV Clinic announce the newest member of their healthcare team – Shilpa Sammeta, MD. Dr. Sammeta is a board eligible psychiatrist.

Laura C. Reese, D.O. - Orthopedic Surgeon

10/23/2017

Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center and Tug Valley ARH Surgical Clinic announce board-certified orthopedic surgeon Laura C. Reese, D.O.

Anna C. Ward, APRN - Family Practice

10/19/2017

Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center and ARH Medical Associates-Tug Valley announce the newest member of its healthcare team – Anna C. Ward, APRN.

Dr. Peter Edgerton joins the ARH Specialty Associates

10/19/2017

Dr. Peter Edgerton joins the ARH Specialty Associates – Tug Valley Regional Medical Center, providing Urology Services.

John Park, MD - Orthopedic Surgeon

10/19/2017

Tug Valley ARH Surgical Clinic is pleased to welcome orthopedic surgeon H. John Park, MD to its family of physicians. Dr. Park is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon.

Ketki C. Patel, MD - Family Medicine

10/19/2017

Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center and ARH Medical Associates – Tug Valley, announced the newest member of its healthcare team Ketki C. Patel, MD. Dr. Patels is board-certified in Family Medicine

Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center Earns Level IV Designation

10/19/2017

Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center announced it is officially designated as a Level IV Trauma Center by the Kentucky Trauma System and verified by the Commonwealth of Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Department of Public Health.

Violet Vance Violet Vance, APRN - Family Practice

10/19/2017

Violet Vance joins Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center and ARH Medical Associates-Tug Valley as the newest member of its healthcare team in family practice.

Internist joins Middlesboro ARH Medical Staff

10/12/2017

ARH Internal Medicine Clinics and Middlesboro ARH Hospital welcome Brooke Laughter, DO, to its medical staff. Dr. Laughter (pronounced LAW-TER) earned her medical degree from Lincoln Memorial University, Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed her internal medicine residency at Bluefield Regional Medical Center in Bluefield, W. Va.

General Surgeon Joins Middlesboro ARH Medical Staff

10/11/2017

ARH Surgery Associates and Middlesboro ARH Hospital welcome General Surgeon Amber Peace, DO, to its medical staff. Dr. Peace earned her medical degree from Lincoln Memorial University, Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed her general surgery residency at Michigan State University, Henry Ford Health System.

Lunch & Learn: A Women's Health Series Set for October 19

10/09/2017

Middlesboro ARH Hospital invites ladies in the community to its women’s health series called Lunch & Learn, which offers insight and tips on a variety of women’s health issues. On Thursday, October 19, Oncologist Mohamed Shanshal, MD, will give a presentation on “Prevention and Treatment of Breast Cancer.”

Shanshal Joins Middlesboro ARH Medical Staff

09/26/2017

Middlesboro ARH Hospital welcomes hematologist and oncologist Mohamed Shanshal, MD, to its medical staff.

Ninth Annual Breast Cancer Survivor Tree Lighting Set for October 3

09/25/2017

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, and Middlesboro ARH Hospital will be holding its ninth annual Breast Cancer Survivor Tree Lighting Ceremony and Reception on October 3 in the hospital lobby. Breast cancer survivors throughout the Tri-State are invited to attend.

Highlands Health System Set to Merge with Appalachian Regional Healthcare

09/19/2017

Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) and Highlands Health System announced today they have entered into a Letter of Intent to merge the Prestonsburg-based Highlands Regional Medical Center and other Highlands Health facilities and services into the multi-hospital ARH system.

Lunch & Learn Set for August 24

08/14/2017

Middlesboro ARH Hospital invites ladies in the community to its women’s health series called Lunch & Learn.

Harlan ARH Hospital Awarded Advanced Certification for Acute Stroke Ready Hospital

07/28/2017

Harlan ARH Hospital has earned Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification for Acute Stroke Ready Hospital from The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The certification recognizes hospitals equipped to treat stroke patients with timely, evidence-based care prior to transferring them to a Primary or Comprehensive Stroke Center.

June is National Men’s Health Month

06/21/2017

Men often worry about having a heart attack or getting cancer, but many don't make healthcare a priority. They may schedule regular tune ups for their prized vehicles, but when it comes to preventative healthcare, they often fail to schedule their annual checkup. Men, don’t you think it’s time to make your health a priority?

Susan Stewart

KY Gov. Matt Bevin Appoints ARH Director of Home Services Susan Stewart to state Advisory Council for Medical Assistance

06/08/2017

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed ARH System Director of Home Services Susan Stewart to the state Advisory Council for Medical Assistance.

Lunch & Learn: An ARH Women’s Health Series Set for June 15

06/02/2017

Middlesboro ARH Hospital invites ladies in the community to its women’s health series called Lunch & Learn.

Akers Joins ARH Women’s Health Center in Middlesboro

05/26/2017

Middlesboro ARH Hospital is pleased to announce the addition of Rebecca Akers, APRN, to the providers at ARH Women’s Health and Family Center.

ARH Recognized for Excellence in Telehealth

05/24/2017

Appalachian Regional Healthcare has been named the recipient of the 2017 MATRC Telehealth Excellence in Service for Rural and/or Medically Underserved Populations award from the Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center.

ARH Retail Pharmacies Now Offering Narcotic Overdose Medication Naloxone Without A Prescription

05/11/2017

The opioid abuse epidemic in the United States continues to grow, and the areas served by Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) are among the top in the nation for the number of opioid overdose-related deaths. In an effort to help prevent these deaths, ARH retail pharmacies throughout eastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia are now offering the medication Naloxone, more commonly known as Narcan, without a prescription.

ARH Volunteer Appreciation

ARH Volunteers Honored at Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event

05/04/2017

ARH honored the more than 250 men and women who give of their time and talents as volunteers for the ARH system of hospitals in eastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia during a special ceremony in their honor on Wednesday, April 26 at the Morgan County Cooperative Extension Office in West Liberty, Ky.

Sister Act

Sister Act: Volunteering is in the blood for three Knott County sisters

04/21/2017

Growing up in Nowhere, Kentucky in a family of 18 kids, hard work and service to others was the way of life for the “Meade Bunch”. That is why it is not unusual that three of the Meade sisters; Ogie Slone, Louise King, and Debra Slone, now find themselves volunteering at three different hospital locations for Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH).

Light it Up Blue--April is World Autism Month

04/04/2017

The world goes “Blue” in April for World Autism Month. Several businesses as well as Middlesboro ARH Hospital, Middlesboro-Bell County Public Library, the Middlesboro Fire Department, the Middlesboro Police Department and Bell Theatre are participating in World Autism Month.

Lunch & Learn: An ARH Women’s Health Series Set for April 11

04/03/2017

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 Tuesday, April 11, ARH Surgeon Robert L. Thomas, MD will give a presentation on “Surgical Options for Breast Disease.”

Certified Physician Assistant at Hazard ARH Nationally Recognized

03/21/2017

Jessica L. Amburgey, PA-C, a physician assistant in the Emergency Department at the Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center, has been nationally recognized for earning a specialty credential called a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Colorectal Cancer—Second-Leading Cause of Cancer Death Nationwide

03/17/2017

According to the National Institutes of Health, colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death nationwide. However, it usually can be cured when caught early.

Hazard ARH Medical Mall Physical Medicine & Rehab & Dr. James Hammock Appointments Cancelled for Feb. 24

02/23/2017

Attention Patients of the Hazard ARH Medical Mall Physical Medicine & Rehab Clinic & Dr. James Hammock: Due to an unexpected physician emergency, appointments scheduled for Friday (2/24/17) will be cancelled. Patients who have appointments on Friday will be contacted to reschedule.

2016 Annual ARH CARES Award Winners

02/20/2017

Appalachian Regional Healthcare honored employees from across its Kentucky and West Virginia system who have been named their respective hospital’s 2016 Annual ARH CARES Award Winners recently in Lexington.

Heart Disease is Number 1 Killer

02/17/2017

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the nation’s number one killer of both men and women. In fact, every 80 seconds, one woman is killed by heart disease and stroke. That’s 1 in 3 deaths among women each year. The good news is steps can be taken to reduce risk and improve outcome.

ARH and Galen College of Nursing Partner to Offer Associate Degree in Nursing Programs in Hazard

02/02/2017

Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) and Galen College of Nursing announced today a partnership to offer an associate degree in nursing program at a new location based in the ARH System Center building in Hazard, Kentucky. In response to the continued and growing nursing shortage in the region, Galen College and ARH have joined together to offer additional nursing education opportunities, in support of both the local nursing workforce, and the need throughout Eastern Kentucky.

KY Secretary Grimes Honors ARH with Civic Engagement Award

01/24/2017

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes on Tuesday recognized Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) as the first 2017 honoree in her office’s Corporations for the Commonwealth program. Grimes launched Corporations for the Commonwealth last year to recognize Kentucky businesses that demonstrate a commitment to giving, a drive to improve local and/or regional communities, and a culture of giving within their organizations.

Lunch & Learn: An ARH Women's Health Series Goes Red

01/23/2017

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 Friday, February 3, ARH Invasive Cardiologist Ehtesham Ul Haq, MD will give a presentation on women’s heart health.

Free Pap Screenings Will Be Offered At Participating ARH Clinics January 23-27

01/17/2017

In recognition of January's Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, participating ARH Clinics in eastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia will be offering FREE pap screenings January 23-27. While walk-ins are welcome, appointments are encouraged.

Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center Now Offering Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Medical Stabilization and Withdrawal Management Service

01/17/2017

The Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center is now offering those living with addiction a local answer for drug and alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Hazard ARH has contracted with Missouri-based New Vision™ to provide inpatient medical stabilization and withdrawal management services for patients who are experiencing problems and incapacitation due to substance use and/or abuse.

First Newborn of 2017 Arrives at Middlesboro ARH Hospital

01/03/2017

Middlesboro ARH Hospital welcomed its first baby of the new year born on January 1, 2017. At 8:31 a.m., Dr. John Williamson, board certified OB-GYN, delivered Brooklyn Dawn Wilder. She weighed 11 pounds and 4.6 ounces, and was 23 inches long. Parents are Ashley and Adam Wilder. Brooklyn has a five-year-old sister named Mackenzie. The family resides in Middlesboro, Ky.