Appalachian Regional Healthcare finalizes purchase of Saint Joseph Martin hospital, clinics


Appalachian Regional Healthcare, Inc. (ARH) has finalized the purchase of the Saint Joseph Martin hospital and its clinics.
ARH assumed ownership and operations of the facilities at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, July 1. The 25-bed Saint Joseph Martin hospital will operate under the new name, ARH Our Lady of the Way Hospital, and will become the 12th member of the ARH system, which is consistently recognized for medical excellence and covers communities throughout southeastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia.

Kathy Stumbo, who has served as president of the hospital since 2001, will continue as the Community CEO for ARH Our Lady of the Way moving forward.

“We are pleased that Kathy has joined the ARH leadership team and believe her wealth of knowledge and experience will serve her well as she leads Our Lady of the Way forward,” said Joe Grossman, president and CEO for the ARH system. “She shares ARH’s commitment to providing quality care and we are confident that she will work diligently to continue to build the level of healthcare provided to the residents of Martin and surrounding communities.”

Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) is a not-for-profit health system operating 12 hospitals in Barbourville, Hazard, Harlan, Hyden, Martin, McDowell, Middlesboro, West Liberty, Whitesburg and South Williamson in Kentucky and Beckley and Hinton in West Virginia, as well as multi-specialty physician practices, home health agencies, home medical equipment stores and retail pharmacies. ARH employs nearly 5,000 people with an annual payroll and benefits of $330 million generated into our local economies. ARH also has a network of more than 600 active and courtesy medical staff members. ARH is the largest provider of care and single largest employer in southeastern Kentucky and the third largest private employer in southern West Virginia, and is consistently recognized for its medical excellence.

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