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
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.