Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) is a not-for-profit health system serving 350,000 residents across Eastern Kentucky and Southern West Virginia. Operating ten 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 nearly 5,000 employees and has a network of more than 600 active and courtesy medical staff members representing various specialties.
Consistently recognized for its medical excellence, the ARH system is one of two Kentucky health systems to be named to the 2012 IMS Top 100 Integrated Healthcare Networks list of the most highly integrated healthcare networks in the nation, and was selected as the 2010 Outstanding Rural Health Organization in the nation by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA). Most recently, the Harlan ARH Hospital was 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.
Local woman embracing life with hope despite cancer diagnosis
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
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. Read More