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.
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.
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.
ARH Cancer Center hosted the annual art show with art students from Perry Central High on December 2. The theme was Expressions of Courage.
It’s that wonderful time of the year for decorating homes with bright lights, buying gifts for loved ones, baking delicious Christmas cookies and scheduling all those Christmas gatherings with family and friends. With all the excitement, it’s natural to feel stressed, but if you feel like you just got ran over by a reindeer, you may have a condition called clinical depression.
Middlesboro ARH Hospital invites ladies in the community to its women’s health series called Lunch & Learn.
The independent hospital watchdog, The Leapfrog Group, shows the strong commitment to patient safety has earned Whitesburg ARH Hospital an ‘A’ grade in its elite national ratings program that rates hospitals on errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.
Middlesboro ARH Hospital welcomes invasive cardiologist Ehtesham Ul Haq, MD, to its medical staff. Dr. Haq joins Dr. William Minteer, invasive cardiologist, at ARH Cardiology Associates located at 3503 West Cumberland Avenue in Middlesboro.
After a thorough investigation into the late August cyberattack on the Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) system, findings from independent computer forensic experts as well as federal authorities have determined that no ARH patient or employee health or financial information was compromised in the attack.
Cosmetology students and staff at Hazard Community & Technical College held a Spa Day recently to raise funds and awareness of local cancer treatment services. During the Spa Day event, they cut and styled hair and did manicures and pedicures. They raised a total of $1,158, which they donated to the ARH Cancer Center expansion campaign.
Students have been taught to call 911 when there’s an emergency, but how many of them could provide CPR to an individual while help was on the way? In mid-October Tug Valley Regional Medical Center took the lead in training students in lifesaving skills at Belfry Middle School.
Middlesboro ARH Hospital invites ladies in the community to its women’s health series called Lunch &Learn on October 27 at noon in the hospital classroom.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, and Middlesboro ARH Hospital will be holding its eighth annual Breast Cancer Survivors Tree Lighting Ceremony on October 4 in the hospital lobby. Breast cancer survivors throughout the Tri-State are invited to attend.
Middlesboro Mall, Middlesboro ARH Hospital and Air Evac Lifeteam are sponsoring their third annual Paint the Mall PINK event, which is a community-wide breast cancer awareness campaign. The event will be held on October 6 at 6 p.m. at Middlesboro Mall’s Center Court. The public is invited.
Operations are returning to normal this week at Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) facilities in Kentucky and West Virginia as computerized clinical and electronic communication systems are being brought back online following a cyberattack on the health system's network late last month.
As the chief medical officer for ARH, I am proud of how our physicians and staff go above and beyond to provide care to our patients.
Our ARH communities are fortunate to have hard-working and dedicated medical professionals focused on providing excellent care to each patient in any situation that may arise on a daily basis.
Despite any challenge that comes our way, ARH hospitals are always open, and our patients always receive care in a safe and secure environment.
Thank you for placing your trust in ARH. We look forward to continuing to care for you and your family in the years to come.
The ARH Information Technology Department continues to make significant progress to get our network back up and running. The matter remains under investigation,so we do not have further details to release, but we feel confident about our system being back up to 100 percent very soon.
The following is an update on the cyberattack involving the computers of Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) on Saturday.
ARH continues to work with authorities and computer experts to address the problems and restore our systems to operational capacity as quickly as possible.
In the meantime, ARH would like to emphasize that we presently have no reason to believe that the protected health information or any financial information of our patients or employees has been accessed. Please be assured that ARH will investigate this fully, and will take prompt action to notify and protect patients and employees if it appears that their private information has been accessed.
ARH’s hospitals and other locations of care across eastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia remain open, and our staff is working hard to continue to provide the same level of quality healthcare to our patients while we recover from this cyberattack.
We appreciate the extra efforts of our outstanding workforce, and the patience of the people we serve, as we work through the inconvenience of having computer systems out of service.
Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) regrets any inconvenience caused to our patients and staff by the issues we have experienced since Saturday morning as the result of a computer virus.
This issue is now being investigated by the proper governmental authorities, in close collaboration with ARH. Since this is an ongoing investigation, we are not at liberty to provide further information or comment at this time.
The Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) system of hospitals in Kentucky and West Virginia is currently on an Emergency Operations Plan due to a computer virus that has limited our use of electronic web-based services. We are currently working to resolve this issue, until then we will have limited access to web based services and electronic communications.
Middlesboro ARH Hospital invites ladies in the community to its women’s health series called Lunch & Learn on August 25 at noon in the hospital classroom. Jessica Helton, board-certified advanced practice registered nurse, will discuss signs and symptoms of shingles.
The Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals “Best Practice Recipients—Quality,” which included McDowell ARH, scored best among critical access hospitals on iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength Index™ for quality. The rankings were recently announced by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA). An awards ceremony will be held during NRHA’s Critical Access Hospital Conference in September in Kansas City, Mo.
Middlesboro ARH Hospital welcomes Jessica Helton, APRN, as a healthcare provider. She joins Dr. Elizabeth Douglas at the ARH Internal Medicine Clinic in downtown Middlesboro.
The ARH Cancer Center will be holding its premier “Color Run for a Cause” 5K run/walk on Saturday, August 27. This event will raise money to benefit patients of the ARH Cancer Center through its Patient Assistance Fund.
Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center opened a new outpatient Wound Care Center in April with the goal to make a difference in the lives of local patients like Jethro Zolo, who recently completed 30 hyperbaric chamber treatments, which assisted in healing a condition called necrotizing fasciitis.
In an effort to measure the impact of current public health efforts, identify respective health concerns and priorities, and guide the appropriate use of local resources, Middlesboro ARH Hospital with the assistance of the Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky (CEDIK) at the University of Kentucky recently completed a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) in the community. This assessment consisted of the formation of a local steering committee made up of members from community organizations and businesses, distribution and completion of over 1,000 surveys, and completion of several community focus groups.
Middlesboro ARH Hospital invites ladies in the community to its women’s health series called Lunch & Learn.
The Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) presented awards to several hospital volunteer groups during the Association’s Auxiliary/Volunteer Luncheon at the 87th Annual KHA Convention in Lexington. The HANDS Awards (Helping Accomplish Noteworthy Duties Successfully) recognize outstanding volunteer/auxiliary programs in hospitals across the state. McDowell ARH Hospital was the recipient of a HANDS Award for a Community Outreach Project. Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center and Whitesburg ARH Hospital were the recipients of a HANDS Award for an In-Service Hospital Project.
The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to labs at Harlan ARH, Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center, McDowell ARH, Middlesboro ARH, Morgan County ARH, Whitesburg ARH, Summers County ARH and Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center based on results of recent on-site inspections as part of the CAP Accreditation Program.
For nine months, Megan and Felix were preparing for the birth of their son Kylan Jessie Bryant. Like many other expectant parents, they were busy getting the baby’s room ready and organizing all the gifts received from family and friends for Kylan’s arrival. Sadly, just before his due date, Kylan died in his mother’s womb—their hearts were broken and their grief was unimaginable.
Whether it is counseling patients as a chaplain, helping patients and visitors with directions, visiting with patients and/or family members, working in hospital gift shops, organizing magazine drives or assisting with hospital events, volunteers are an important part of the ARH healthcare team. 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 Wednesday at the Belfry First Baptist Church in Belfry, Ky.
Six ARH volunteers with a combined total of over 75 years of service were honored Wednesday with the ARH President’s Award for Volunteer Service during a special ceremony in their honor at the Belfry First Baptist Church in Belfry, Ky.
Middlesboro ARH Hospital invites ladies in the community to its women’s health series called Lunch & Learn.
Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center dedicated to providing patients with the highest level of quality care possible, announced today the opening of its new Wound Treatment Center on April 4.
Employees represented by the United Steelworkers (USW) union at nine Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) locations throughout eastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia voted Wednesday to ratify a new three-year collective bargaining agreement.
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.
The old adage about walking a mile in someone else’s shoes carries more weight when talking about Knox Countian Jonathan Clark, whose mile is closer to five and whose shoes are the same leather dress shoes he has worn nearly every morning on his walk to work since the New Year.
Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) has named Pathologist Maria Braman, MD, Vice President of Medical Affairs for the ARH system.
Middlesboro ARH Hospital partnered with Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKCTC) for its second annual Celebration of Easter Miracles event at their Middlesboro campus.
Whooping cough, which is also called pertussis, is a serious and contagious disease that can cause babies to stop breathing. People with whooping cough usually spread the disease by coughing or sneezing while in close contact with others.
Whether your heart beats faster while watching a horror movie or flutters whenever you see your crush, it’s not uncommon for emotions to trigger heart palpitations. You may have these feelings in your chest, throat or neck, and they can occur during activity or even when you're sitting still or lying down. However, some palpitations are symptoms of arrhythmias, which are problems with the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, killing more than 600,000 people each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Living in a fast-food nation where burgers and fries are a common meal, adults are faced with the challenge of watching their cholesterol intake.
With February being American Heart month, Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) Cardiologist Associates encourage the public to understand the warning signs of heart attack.
Diners at several Lexington restaurants have the opportunity to support a great cause while they dine during the WHAS Crusade for Children’s For Love of the Children Week, February 7-13.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 70 million American adults have high blood pressure—that’s 1 of every 3 adults, and only about half of those with high blood pressure have their condition under control.
Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) is among the 10 health care systems across the Commonwealth of Kentucky, collectively known as the Kentucky Health Collaborative, that announced today its primary objectives of raising the standards of care across the state, addressing the Commonwealth’s poor health statistics and reducing the cost of care through greater operational efficiencies.
Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center and ARH Women’s and Family Health Center welcomes Nancy Trina Clay, APRN-BC.
Middlesboro ARH Hospital recently opened ARH Cardiology Associates at 3503 West Cumberland Avenue in Middlesboro. Invasive Cardiologist William Minteer, M.D., now sees patients at this location.
Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center and ARH Tug Valley Medical Associates welcome back Pulmonologist Hussain Imtiaz, MD, to its medical staff.
Want to learn more about weight loss surgery options, and which could be right for you? The ARH Bariatric Center is holding free educational seminars at 6 p.m. at the ARH Specialty Clinic inside the ARH Medical Mall in Hazard. The dates for these seminars are as follows:
Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center welcomed its first baby of the new year born on January 6, 2016.
Middlesboro ARH Hospital welcomed its first baby of the new year born on January 2, 2016.
Whitesburg ARH Hospital welcomed its first baby of the new year born on January 2, 2016.
ARH Tug Valley Medical Associates and Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center welcome board-certified General Surgeon William T. Gaunt, MD, to its medical staff.
Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) has been awarded a $267,866 Distance Learning and Telemedicine grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to implement an intensive telemedicine program that will virtually eliminate the need for clinic patients to drive out of the area for some medical specialist visits.
Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center recently received awards for their fundraising efforts during 2015 Relay for Life.
Tis the season to spread Christmas cheer, and the ladies of the Cumberland Park Garden Club did just that by erecting a Christmas tree in the main lobby of Middlesboro ARH Hospital.
The independent hospital watchdog, The Leapfrog Group, shows the strong commitment to patient safety has earned ARH hospitals in Harlan and Hazard, Ky., and Beckley, W.Va., an ‘A’ grade in its elite national ratings program that rates hospitals on errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.
Three critical access hospitals Mary Breckinridge ARH, McDowell ARH and Morgan County ARH have been recognized by iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in Quality, reflecting top quartile performance among all acute care hospitals in the nation. All three hospitals were ranked in the top 15 for the state of Kentucky.
Staff from the ARH Tri-City Medical Center in Cumberland, Ky. received the “2015 Healthcare Provider of the Year Award” at the Tri-City Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet held at the Benham Schoolhouse Inn on November 12.
The Middlesboro ARH Home Health Agency has been named to the Top 500 of the 2015 HomeCare Elite™, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States.
Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center will host a community Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, December 12 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. in its hospital cafeteria.
In Kentucky as well as many other states, drivers are prohibited from texting while driving. Middlesboro ARH Hospital recently partnered with Middlesboro High School to raise awareness of the dangers of texting while driving through a “W8 2 TXT” campaign.
Middlesboro ARH Hospital invites ladies in the community to its women’s health series called Lunch & Learn.
Healthcare and community leaders gathered Thursday evening as Beckley ARH Hospital celebrated the ribbon cutting for its new $3 million Medical Mall aimed at offering convenient access to outpatient healthcare services.
Appalachian Regional Healthcare honored employees from across its Kentucky and West Virginia system who have been named their respective hospital’s 2015 Annual ARH CARES Award Winners recently in Lexington.
Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) has named Charles Lovell, Jr., FACHE, Community CEO for the newly named Barbourville ARH Hospital in Knox County.
Surgeons at the Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center are now performing minimally invasive robotic surgeries using the da Vinci Surgical System, a state-of-the-art surgical option that provides patients with virtually scarless results.
Tug Valley ARH Pediatric Clinic received the Immunization Champion Award at the 2015 Kentucky Immunization Conference recently held in Louisville, Ky. Dr. Charles Johnson II, ARH pediatrician, accepted the award presented by the Kentucky Rural Health Association.
Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) announced today it will lease the Knox County Hospital in Barbourville, Ky., and will begin operations on December 1.
ARH hospitals in Beckley and Middlesboro, and the ARH Medical Mall Imaging Center in Hazard are now offering the most advanced 3D Mammography technology in the region.
It’s that time of year when ladies in the community “get their pink on” and celebrate life at the annual Pretty in Pink luncheon hosted by Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center. This year’s event is scheduled for noon on October 15.
October brings the beauty of fall leaves and carved pumpkins along with the traditional Halloween celebration where children wear masks and go door-to-door asking for treats. On October 16, community leaders—Middlesboro ARH Hospital, Air Evac Lifeteam, Middlesboro Mall and First State Financial will begin a new local tradition called The Pink Tie Masquerade Ball, where adults wear classic masquerade masks and give donations to Susan G. Komen for breast cancer research and education.
Roy Varghese, MD, a Mary Breckinridge ARH physician and American Heart Association volunteer traveled this week to the nation’s capital to participate in the annual Rally for Medical Research on September 16-17.
Men often worry about having a heart attack or getting cancer, but they don't bother to get a flu shot or have an annual checkup. Men, don’t you think it’s time to make your health a priority?
With October being National Breast Cancer Awareness month, Middlesboro Mall, Middlesboro ARH Hospital and Air Evac Lifeteam are sponsoring a community-wide breast cancer awareness campaign which will kick off October 1 at 6 p.m. at Middlesboro Mall’s Center Court. The public is invited.
Lunch & Learn offers insight and tips on a variety of women’s health issues. On Thursday, August 27, Joseph Slusher, M.D., radiology and chair of the Middlesboro ARH Stroke Committee at Middlesboro ARH Hospital, will speak on the Risks, Signs and Symptoms of Stroke.
Mary Breckinridge ARH Hospital is pleased to announce the expansion of its Physical Rehabilitation Department and relocation to the second floor of the hospital. The public is invited to an open house on August 20.
With school back in session, many students use backpacks for transporting books, notebooks, pens, pencils, folders and other items to and from the classroom. Backpack safety is key in preventing injuries.
The Norton Healthcare/UK HealthCare - Stroke Care Network has recognized Whitesburg ARH Hospital as a "Rising Star" for its work in improving stroke care for its patients.
The Tug Valley ARH Auxiliary recently launched their Angel of Hope Project for patients undergoing chemotherapy treatments at their hospital.
Whether you or a loved one has been coping with unresolved grief, moodiness, sleep or appetite changes or moments of loneliness or despair, you can trust the professional senior care healthcare team at Mary Breckinridge ARH Hospital to help you safely cope with life’s changes and get your life back on track.
At Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center, patient care is a priority and the ARH team in the Skilled Nursing Facility goes the extra mile to provide quality nursing and rehabilitation services to their patients along with fun activities like playing bingo with Miss Lexington Hope LeMaster.
Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center recently received a $1,000 in-kind donation from BB&T for its Oncology Unit. BB&T donated backpacks filled with books, magazines and sundry items for Tug Valley ARH oncology patients.
Who can resist holding a newborn baby? From their tiny toes and fingers to their soft and tender cheeks, there’s nothing like the touch and smell of a newborn. At family gatherings, as soon as the babies arrive, it’s all about the babies!
Lunch & Learn offers insight and tips on a variety of women’s health issues. On Tuesday, June 16, Rogelio Uy, M.D., endocrinology and adult medicine at Middlesboro ARH Hospital, will speak on the importance of annual screenings for diabetes and thyroid disease.
Beckley ARH Hospital has two exciting new projects totaling nearly $6 million currently underway to boost the services it provides to Raleigh and surrounding counties.
For more than three decades, Dr. Roy Varghese has provided primary care services for residents of Eastern Kentucky. Always in relatively good health himself, it was a bit of a surprise when the physician suddenly became a patient, and nearly lost his life to a heart attack.
McDowell ARH Hospital is committed to providing patients the best possible experience and that commitment has paid off with McDowell ARH being named the first ARH hospital to achieve the ARH Excellence Matters Award for service excellence.
Do you believe a tan shows a healthy glow? Think again.
While most people know that sunburn is bad for your skin, even tanned skin indicates that skin has been damaged. And this damage can be downright dangerous.
A hospital is more than a place where people go to heal, it is a part of the community that fosters health and represents hope.
Middlesboro ARH Hospital invites ladies in the community to its women’s health series called Lunch & Learn.
ARH celebrated National Volunteer Week at Pine Mountain State Park and Resort.
The National Sleep Foundation states a recommended number of hours of sleep each night to maintain good health. Therefore, it’s important to ask yourself: what’s my sleep number most nights?
Middlesboro ARH Hospital partnered with Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKCTC) to host a celebration of Easter miracles recently at their Middlesboro campus.
Have you had a health assessment for stroke or diabetes recently? You are invited to the Middlesboro Mall at Center Court on March 11, between 9 a.m. and 12 noon, to receive these free assessments.
LUNCHEON POSTPONED to March 19 due to inclement weather!
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 26, Dr. Vicente Kaw, Jr., cardiology and internal medicine at Middlesboro ARH Hospital, will speak on heart health.
Harlan ARH Hospital has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. Harlan ARH was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2014 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for pneumonia and surgical care. Harlan ARH is one of only 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2013 Top Performer distinction.
Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center invites the community to its Love Your Heart luncheon and health fair on Wednesday, February 25 at the First Baptist Church in Belfry, Ky.
According to the American Heart Association, heart disease strikes someone in the United States about once every 43 seconds.
Middlesboro ARH Hospital Newborn Nursery recently received 40 fleece blankets and newborn caps from first- and second-year medical students at the DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine at Lincoln Memorial University.
Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center welcomed its first baby of the New Year born on January 6, 2015.
Whitesburg ARH Hospital welcomed its first baby of the new year born on January 4, 2015.
At 12:46 p.m., Isabella Nyan, MD, delivered Paul Edward Helton III. He weighed 6 pounds 10 ounces, and was 18.3 inches long. Parents are Barbara Ann Hurd and Paul Edward Helton, Jr. and they reside in Sandlick, Ky. along with brother Bentley who is three years old and excited about being a big brother.
Middlesboro ARH Hospital welcomed its first baby of the new year born on January 5, 2015.
At 12:51 p.m., Meredith Eades, certified nurse midwife, delivered Isaiah Lee Phillip Taylor. He weighed 6 pounds and 15.4 ounces, and was 21 inches long. Parents are Gabriella LaBounty and Brandon Taylor and they reside in Harrogate, Tn.
McDowell ARH is a small hospital with only 166 employees, but when it comes to giving they have hearts the size of thousands.
Mary Breckinridge ARH Hospital held its annual Christmas party for children on December 18.
Every year Mary Breckinridge ARH Community CEO Mallie Noble invites children from Leslie County and surrounding communities to this much anticipated Christmas party.
Middlesboro ARH Hospital partnered with Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKCTC) to host a celebration of Christmas miracles on December 11 at their Middlesboro campus.
ARH is joining the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) and other state/national rural stakeholders in celebrating National Rural Health Day today.
Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) has named Donnie Fields the new Community CEO at Harlan ARH Hospital.
Appalachian Regional Healthcare has announced Susan Stewart has been named System Director of Home Services for the health system’s home health and home durable medical store operations in Eastern Kentucky and Southern West Virginia.
Appalachian Regional Healthcare honored employees from across its Kentucky and West Virginia system who have been named their respective hospital’s 2014 Annual ARH CARES Award Winners Thursday evening in Lexington.
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.
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.
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.
October 14, 2013 — Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) has named Dan Stone the new Community CEO for the Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center.
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.
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.
Fall is here and it’s time once again for the annual Mary Breckinridge Festival and the Mary Breckinridge ARH Community Picnic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) employees represented by the United Steelworkers (USW) voted today to ratify a new three-year collective bargaining agreement.
After several weeks of continued negotiations, Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) and the United Steelworkers (USW) reached a tentative collective bargaining agreement late Tuesday afternoon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Negotiations between Appalachian Regional Healthcare and managed care company Coventry Cares resumed late Thursday after grinding to a halt earlier in the day.
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
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.
Appalachian Regional Healthcare patients will remain in the Coventry Care insurance network through June 30 while the two parties continue to negotiate.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A $2.23 million renovation project will begin this week on the Emergency Department (ED) at Middlesboro ARH Hospital.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Harlan ARH Hospital held a community event today to celebrate the hospital’s recent designation as one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals.
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.
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.
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.
Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) registered nurses in Kentucky and West Virginia voted today to ratify a new three-year contract.
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.
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.
Letter to ARH Stakeholders from ARH President and CEO Jerry W. Haynes