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Caroline Elkins during a therapy session at Middlesboro ARH Hospital.

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

05/18/2012

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

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

12/21/2011

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

Free Trauma Center Development Workshop To Be Held in Hazard

12/21/2011

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

Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center Announces Major Hospital Expansion Project

11/22/2011

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

ATTENTION: PATIENTS COVERED BY KENTUCKY MEDICAID

10/24/2011

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

Renovation of Middlesboro ARH Emergency Department Set to Begin This Week

09/26/2011

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

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

09/14/2011

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

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

09/13/2011

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

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

09/07/2011

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

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

08/10/2011

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

Bob Ogden of HealthStream Research, second from left, met with members of the medical staff at Summers County ARH Wednesday.

Summers County ARH Presented National Patient Satisfaction Award

07/13/2011

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

Luke David Dotson was the first baby born in the new patient wing at Whitesburg ARH

Whitesburg ARH Welcomes First Addition to Hospital’s New Addition

06/28/2011

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

Hazard ARH Medical Chief of Staff Sam Reddy welcomed new cardiothoracic surgeon Edward Setser, MD to Hazard ARH.

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

06/24/2011

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

Harlan ARH Celebrates 100 Top Hospitals Designation with Community Event

06/21/2011

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

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

06/01/2011

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

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

05/20/2011

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

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

04/21/2011

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

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

04/20/2011

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

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

01/25/2011

For the sixth time in the past seven years, the full-range of services offered by the ARH system have been recognized as among the best in the nation.