Dr. Anthony Stumbo Appointed Regional Community CMO for Appalachian Regional Healthcare


Floyd County physician Anthony Stumbo, MD, has been named the Regional Community Chief Medical Officer for Appalachian Regional Healthcare’s hospitals in Floyd County.

In the new role, Stumbo will lead and oversee the medical staff functions for the Highlands ARH Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, McDowell ARH Hospital in McDowell and the ARH Our Lady of the Way Hospital in Martin. Dr. Stumbo will continue to see patients as well.

Dr. Stumbo grew up in the McDowell community and has served Highlands for more than 20 years. He has served in the role of Chief Medical Officer at Highlands for more than a decade. In August, Highlands ARH Regional Medical Center became the 13th member of the ARH system, which is consistently recognized for medical excellence and covers communities throughout southeastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia.

“Dr. Stumbo has excelled in leading the medical staff in continuous quality improvement and peer review,” says Maria Braman, MD, ARH Vice President of Medical Affairs. “We are very excited to welcome Dr. Stumbo to the ARH team. We look forward to working on many quality improvement initiatives throughout the region.”


Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH), the Healthcare System of Appalachia, and ranked as one of the Top 10 Employers in Kentucky by Forbes Magazine, is a not-for-profit health system operating 13 hospitals in Barbourville, Hazard, Harlan, Hyden, Martin, McDowell, Middlesboro, Prestonsburg, 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 more than 6,000 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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