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.



Protect Your Skin During the Hot Days of August

With the hot and humid days of August and end-of-summer getaways, it is still important to protect your skin from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation. According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is the most common of all cancer types. More than 3.5 million cases of non-melanoma skin cancer are diagnosed each year in the United States, and more than 76,000 cases of melanoma (the most serious form of skin cancer) are expected to be diagnosed in 2014. Read More

Hazard ARH Celebrates Completion of new $47 million patient tower

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Monday for the new $47 million Joe Craft Tower on the campus of the Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center. More than 400 people turned out to celebrate the completion of the two-year building project that has added 100,000 square feet to the Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center, making it the largest hospital in eastern Kentucky. Read More

Williamson, Harlan ARH Hospitals Join Markey Affiliate Network

Eastern Kentucky faces some of the highest rates of cancer incidence and mortality in the nation, but two hospitals in the Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) system are stepping up the fight against cancer. Today, Williamson ARH Hospital in South Williamson, Ky. and Harlan ARH Hospital announced a new affiliation with the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center, the state's first and only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center. Read More

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