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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 (ARH) has named Donnie Fields the new Community CEO at Harlan ARH Hospital.
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.
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.
Fall is here and it’s time once again for the annual Mary Breckinridge Festival and the Mary Breckinridge ARH Community Picnic.
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.
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 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.
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