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Free Colon Cancer Screening Kits during Middlesboro ARH Drive-Thru Event
on October 2

09/25/2020

Middlesboro ARH Hospital will offer free colon cancer screening kits to seniors 50 years of age and up during its first drive-thru screening event set for October 2, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the MRI/Rehab/Cardiac Catheterization entrance.

Taran Shaina MD

New Colorectal Surgeon Joins Hazard ARH Medical Staff

09/25/2020

Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center is pleased to welcome Taranjeet Kaur, MD to its medical staff. Dr. Kaur specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of anorectal and colorectal conditions of the colon, rectum and anus.

Stephen Mularz DO

New Gastroenterologist Joins Hazard ARH Medical Staff

09/24/2020

Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center is pleased to welcome Gastroenterologist Stephen Mularz, DO to its medical staff. Dr. Mularz specializes in diagnosing and treating digestive health disorders.

DIA

Beckley ARH Hospital—The Safest Place You Can Be
New DiaSorin Instrument Diagnoses COVID-19 in Real Time

09/23/2020

When it comes to Safe Place—Healthy Space mentality, DiaSorin MDX, a newly acquired laboratory instrument, is increasing community confidence that Beckley ARH Hospital is advancing their efforts to keep patients safe.

Jany Murray

Jane Murray Makes and Donates Masks to People Across America
Over 1,000 masks and counting

09/22/2020

From Washington to New York to Florida and many states in between, West Liberty, Ky. Native and ARH Retiree Jane Murray is donating her mask creations to people across America.

ARH to Host Drive-Thru Career Fair in Hazard
Set for September 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

09/21/2020

Looking for a rewarding career in healthcare? Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) invites you to its Drive-Thru Career Fair on Friday, September 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Hazard ARH, located at 100 Medical Center Drive in Hazard, KY. The Drive-Thru Career fairs are being organized in order to observe CDC guidelines for protecting against the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing and mask wearing.

ARH to Host Drive-Thru Career Fair in Harlan
Set for September 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

09/18/2020

Looking for a rewarding career in healthcare? Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) invites you to its Drive-Thru Career Fair on Friday, September 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Harlan ARH, located at 81 Ball Park Rd in Harlan, KY. The Drive-Thru Career fairs are being organized in order to observe CDC guidelines for protecting against the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing and mask wearing.

Nurse Midwife Bakell Barnett

New Certified Nurse Midwife joins Middlesboro ARH

09/18/2020

Middlesboro ARH Hospital is pleased to announce that Blakelee Brock Barnett, APRN, CNM, FNP–C has joined OB-GYN Specialist John Williamson, MD and Rebecca Akers, APRN, FNP – BC in practice at the Women’s and Family Health Center in downtown Middlesboro.

ARH to Hold Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinics in Salyersville
Set for September 29 and October 8

09/17/2020

Morgan County ARH will hold Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinics on Tuesday, September 29 and Thursday, October 8 at the ARH Medical Specialty Associates –Salyersville Clinic, located at 186 Breanna Boulevard in Salyersville from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. for adults (age 18 and older).

Highlands ARH to Hold Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic
Set for September 23

09/17/2020

Highlands ARH Regional Medical Center will hold a Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic on Wednesday, September 23 at the Roy F. Collier Community Center, located at 387 East Main Street, Inez, Ky. from 12 noon until 6 p.m. for adults (age 18 and older).

Morgan County ARH to Hold Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinics
on September 22, 30 and October 1

09/17/2020

Morgan County ARH will hold Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinics on Tuesday, September 22, Wednesday, September 30 and Thursday, October 1 at the ARH Family Health Clinic, located at 1084 Highway 7, Suite 2 in West Liberty, from 10 a.m. until 12 noon; 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. for adults (age 18 and older).

Gallion

ARH Webinar Series: Women’s Health
Set for September 29

09/16/2020

Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) invites women across Central Appalachia to participate in a series of webinars on Women’s Health.

Hazard ARH Medical Mall to hold Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinics
on September 21 and 22

09/16/2020

The Hazard ARH Medical Mall will hold Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinics on Monday, September 21 and Tuesday, September 22, at the ARH Community Pharmacy from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. for adults (age 18 and older).

Katherine Carter

Appalachian Regional Healthcare announces appointment of a new Community CEO at Morgan County ARH Hospital

09/14/2020

Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) has named Katherine Carter as the new Community CEO to lead its 25-bed critical access hospital in Morgan County. Carter, a native of Pike County, will officially assume her duties at the Morgan County ARH Hospital in West Liberty, Ky., on October 5

ARH to host drive-thru career fair in Whitesburg
Set for September 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

09/14/2020

Looking for a rewarding career in healthcare? Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) invites you to its Drive-Thru Career Fair on Friday, September 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Whitesburg ARH at 240 Hospital Rd in Whitesburg, KY. The Drive-Thru Career fairs are being organized in order to observe CDC guidelines for protecting against the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing and mask wearing.

Dr. Uy

New Endocrinologist Joins Highlands ARH Medical Staff

09/14/2020

Highlands ARH Regional Medical Center is pleased to welcome Endocrinologist Edilfavia Mae S. Uy, MD to its medical staff.

Womens webinar

ARH Webinar Series: Women’s Health
Begins September 15

09/11/2020

Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) invites women across Central Appalachia to participate in a series of webinars on Women’s Health.

Middlesboro ARH to Hold Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinics
September 14 and 16

09/11/2020

Middlesboro ARH Hospital will hold a Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic on Monday, September 14 and Wednesday, September 16, at the MRI and Rehabilitation hospital entrance, located next to the Air Evac base, from 12 noon until 3 p.m.

Middlesboro Doctors

Two New Pediatricians Join Middlesboro ARH Medical Staff

09/11/2020

Middlesboro ARH Hospital welcomes pediatricians Meagan Aiken, MD, and Charles Okwundu, MD, to its medical staff. Both pediatricians are seeing patients on the third floor of the ARH Women’s Health and Family Center located in downtown Middlesboro.

Dr. Shanshal

Men Take Charge of Your Health
National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

09/10/2020

According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind lung cancer. About one man in 41 will die of prostate cancer.

Justin Turner

Turner Named Highlands ARH Chief Operating Officer

09/10/2020

Highlands ARH Regional Medical Center announced today that Justin Turner, Logan, WVa. native, was named Chief Operating Officer for its community hospital that serves Floyd, Johnson, Martin and Magoffin Counties in Kentucky.

Harlan ARH to Hold Curbside Flu Shot Clinic
Set for September 16

09/08/2020

Harlan ARH Hospital will hold a curbside Flu Shot Clinic on Wednesday, September 16, at the ARH Daniel Boone Clinic – Harlan, located at 37 Ball Park Road in Harlan.

Highlands ARH to Hold Curbside Flu Shot Clinic - Set for September 9

09/04/2020

Highlands ARH Regional Medical Center will hold a curbside Flu Shot Clinic on Wednesday, September 9, at the Mountain Arts Center, located at 150 Hal Rogers Drive in Prestonsburg.

Back to School Bash

ARH and City of Prestonsburg Host Drive-Thru Back to School Bash

09/02/2020

On August 28, ARH and the City of Prestonsburg partnered to host the sixth annual Back to School Bash, albeit differently than in years past.

ARH to Host Drive-Thru Career Fair in Prestonsburg
Set for September 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

09/02/2020

Looking for a rewarding career in healthcare? Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) invites you to its Drive-Thru Career Fair on Friday, September 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Mountain Arts Center at 150 Hal Rogers Drive in Prestonsburg.

Dr. Kashyap

New Surgeon Joins the Beckley ARH Medical Staff

08/31/2020

Beckley ARH Hospital is pleased to welcome Surgeon Sarang Kashyap, MD, to its medical staff.

Hazard ARH and Beckley ARH to host drive-thru career fairs

08/27/2020

Looking for a rewarding career in healthcare? Hazard ARH and Beckley ARH Hospitals invite you to their Drive-Thru Career Fairs. Hazard ARH to hold their event on Friday, August 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 100 Airport Gardens Road in Hazard. Beckley ARH to hold its event on Tuesday, September 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center at 200 Armory Drive in Beckley.

Middlesboro Man’s Diagnosis Leads to Cancer Discovery

08/24/2020

Kidney stones are infamously painful. Even at their tiniest size, these mineral deposits can wreak havoc as they exit the kidneys, leading to the type of breathtaking pain that’s often compared to the experience of giving birth.

New Doctors

Two New Cardiologists Join ARH Cardiology Associates

08/24/2020

ARH Cardiology Associates, Barbourville ARH Hospital and Middlesboro ARH Hospital welcome Steven Rosenthal, MD, and David W. Sihau, MD to their medical staff. Both cardiologists are seeing patients at the ARH Cumberland Valley Medical and Surgical Associates clinics located in Barbourville and Middlesboro.

James Hensley

Hazard ARH Uses SwipeSense Technology to Speed Up Contact Tracing for COVID-19

08/19/2020

In further efforts to keep its patients and staff safe, Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center is now using the new SwipeSense technology to help slow the spread of COVID-19 by speeding up the contact tracing process within its hospital.

Christi Lee

Lee Appointed ARH Vice President of Legal Affairs

08/14/2020

Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) announced today that attorney Christi Lee, Whitesburg, Ky. native, has been appointed to the position of Vice President of Legal Affairs for the multi-hospital healthcare system.

Dr. Wilder

ARH Campus Health Center-Union College Opens for Students and Community

08/12/2020

Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) and Barbourville ARH Hospital are pleased to announce the opening of the new ARH Campus Health Center-Union College.

Patient Satisfaction Award

Middlesboro and Morgan County ARH Home Health Agencies Receive Coveted “Premier Performer” Patient Satisfaction Award

08/07/2020

Middlesboro and Morgan County ARH Home Health agencies have been recognized by Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP) as a “Premier Performer” for achieving an overall patient satisfaction score that ranked in the top 5% of all eligible SHP clients for the 2019 calendar year.

Dr. Lynch

New family medicine physician joins the ARH medical staff

08/06/2020

Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) is pleased to welcome Louisville, Ky. Native Michael “Tony” Lynch, III, DO, family medicine, to its medical staff.

Life in Quarantine with COVID-19

08/04/2020

You practice social distancing, wash your hands constantly, wear a mask in public and teach your children to do the same, but suddenly you are told that your child was exposed during a high school activity and needs to get tested for COVID-19.

ARH announces no regular visitation at hospitals in wake of COVID-19 increase

07/30/2020

Due to a steady increase in COVID-19 cases and in an abundance of caution to prevent the continued spread of the virus and support the safest hospital environments for all patients, ARH staff and limited visitors, the following revised guidelines are effective July 31, 2020.

Beckley ARH Resumes to No Visitation Restrictions in Wake of COVID-19 Increase

07/21/2020

Due to a steady increase in area COVID-19 cases and in an abundance of caution to prevent the continued spread of the virus, Beckley ARH Hospital has resumed visitation restrictions.

Mary Breckinridge ARH Hospital Begins Renovations

07/16/2020

On July 20, Mary Breckinridge ARH Hospital will begin renovations to its exterior structures. The renovations will be completed within 12 to 14 weeks.

When to test

ARH Offers COVID19 Testing Sites across Appalachia

07/10/2020

Do you think you have been exposed to the coronavirus? Are you experiencing symptoms? Appalachian Regional Healthcare is offer COVID19 testing with no out-of-pocket expense to the patient. Just bring your insurance card, if you have one, to any one of our many drive thru/curbside testing sites.

Highlands ARH Employees Represented by SEIU Approve Three-Year Labor Contract Agreement

07/03/2020

Employees represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) at the Highlands ARH Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg voted Friday to ratify a new three-year collective bargaining agreement.

Joe Grossman

A Message from President and CEO Joe Grossman: We Are One

06/08/2020

I know I am not alone when I say that I struggle to make sense of the many things that have challenged us so far in 2020. In healthcare, we are fighting to keep people alive, often battling an enemy we cannot see, and one that can change how it presents itself right before our eyes.

Statement Regarding Tug Valley ARH Pediatrician Chuck Johnson

06/05/2020

ARH is committed to being as transparent as possible to keep our communities safe and informed as we move through the COVID-19 pandemic. With his permission, we can confirm that Dr. Chuck Johnson, a pediatrician at Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center, has tested positive for COVID-19. Dr. Johnson is self-isolating at home as recommended by the CDC, and is doing well.

ARH Relaxes Hospital Visitation With Some Restrictions in Place as COVID-19 Pandemic Continues

05/19/2020

Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) announced today that it has lifted its no-visitor policy for its hospitals in Kentucky and West Virginia, but some restrictions will remain as the system continues to closely monitor the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.

Five ARH Clinics Offering Free Expanded Testing for COVID-19

04/27/2020

In a partnership with the Kentucky Department for Public Health and Gravity Diagnostics, five ARH clinic locations in Floyd, Perry, Letcher and Morgan counties will now offer expanded COVID-19 testing to the public.

ARH Confirms First COVID-19-related Patient Death at Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center

04/17/2020

Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) is sad to report that the 78-year-old female from Pike County admitted to the Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center last week has passed away due to complications from the COVID-19 coronavirus.

ARH Watch Party

ARH hosts COVID Conference for young people

04/16/2020

Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) is excited to host a Zoom COVID Conference that is targeted to students in the high school and college age groups (Gen Z).

Emergency Assistance Fund Set Up to Help ARH Employees with COVID-19- Related Financial Needs

04/15/2020

Due to the unprecedented impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the ARH Foundation for Healthier Communities has established an Employee Emergency Assistance Fund to assist Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) employees financially affected during this difficult time.

First Patient Tests Positive for the COVID-19 Virus at Barbourville ARH Hospital

04/15/2020

Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) can confirm that a 52-year-old-female from Knox County has tested positive for the coronavirus COVID-19 virus at Barbourville ARH Hospital.

ARH Virtual Care a Safer Alternative to In-Person Office Visits During COVID-19 Pandemic

04/09/2020

Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) is pleased to introduce ARH Virtual Care, a new and exciting way for patients to conveniently access care from the comfort of their home.

First Patient Tests Positive for Coronavirus COVID-19 at Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center

04/09/2020

Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) can confirm that a 78-year- old female from Pike County has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus at the Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center.

Beckley ARH Patient Tests Positive for Coronavirus COVID-19

04/08/2020

Beckley ARH Hospital confirmed today a patient there has tested positive for COVID-19 - this is first patient to test positive at Beckley ARH and the third patient in the 13-hospital ARH system to test positive for COVID-19.

ARH Modifies Hospital Visitation Restrictions

04/07/2020

In continued efforts to protect our patients, employees, and communities from the potential spread of COVID-19, ARH has modified its hospital visitation restrictions as follows:

Real Heros

#ARHRealHeroes: Hazard Community and Technical College Partners with ARH to Make Needed PPE

04/03/2020

It is with tremendous heartfelt gratitude Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center thanks Hazard Community and Technical College for their partnership.

Second Perry County Resident Tests Positive For COVID-19

04/02/2020

Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) can confirm that a 43-year-old-female from Hazard has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

Want Help By Sewing Fabric Surgical Mask For Our ARH Healthcare Workers? Here's How to do it.

04/02/2020

With critical low levels of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including manufactured surgical masks, across the nation, ARH hospitals gladly accepts donated hand-sewn masks to keep our healthcare workers safe.

ARH Announces Temporary Reduction In Staff Needed to Align Resources in Preparation for COVID-19 Surge

03/27/2020

Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) announced today that it is temporarily reducing staffing levels through staff furloughs in a number of departments across its 13-hospital healthcare system in eastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia to focus on essential services and the expected COVID-19 patient surge. Some clinics and outpatient services will temporarily be closed.

First Patient Tests Positive for Coronavirus COVID-19 at Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center

03/21/2020

As formally announced today by Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) can now confirm there has been a patient tested at the Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center who has officially been confirmed as testing positive for COVID-19.

ARH Emergency Departments Now Offering Separate Screening Areas For Patients With Respiratory Symptoms

03/19/2020

To further protect our communities from the potential spread of respiratory illnesses to patients coming into the hospital Emergency Departments, Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) is now offering a separate screening area for patients experiencing respiratory symptoms such as coughing, fever or difficulty breathing.

ARH Implements Limited Entry to Facilities, Visitation Restrictions in Preparation for COVID-19

03/18/2020

In abundance of caution to protect our patients, employees, and communities from the potential spread of COVID-19, ARH has implemented new visitor restrictions and limited entry access to our facilities.

Open Letter to Our Communities about Coronavirus (COVID-19):

03/12/2020

Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) is diligently working to reduce the chance of potential spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The measures include appropriate screening, education, and preparation in the event a case presents in any of our communities. At this particular moment, and according to the Kentucky Governor’s office, there are no confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our communities. We remain supportive of and in continual monitoring of all communication from the offices of Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear and West Virginia Governor Jim Justice.

Amber's Army

Amber’s Army Fights for Her Life

03/10/2020

When Pineville, Ky. native Amber Bailey, a registered nurse at Barbourville ARH Hospital, learned she had stage four cholangiocarcinoma, she knew she had to fight this terminal cancer for her three children. What Amber didn’t know was her ARH co-workers would form an army to join her in the fight.

Myths, facts and what is next: Local professionals discuss COVID-19

03/10/2020

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - There are a lot of questions surrounding COVID-19, so Monday WYMT's Steve Hensley sat down with two local medical professionals with ARH to talk about the virus on Issues and Answers.

Dr. Shanshal

Colorectal Cancer is Second-Leading Cause of Cancer Death Nationwide

03/09/2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that among cancers that affect both adult men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States.

ARH hospitals among those in ACEP Honors for Emergency Departments for Improving Outcomes of Opioids, Sepsis, and Chest Pain

02/28/2020

The Barbourville ARH Hospital, Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center, Mary Breckinridge ARH Hospital, Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center and Whitesburg ARH Hospital are the only hospital Emergency Departments in Kentucky to be named to the Emergency Quality Network (E-QUAL) Honor Roll for leading the way for the quality of care they provide to emergency patients.

2019 CARES Award Winners

2019 Annual ARH CARES Award Winners Honored

02/24/2020

Appalachian Regional Healthcare honored employees from across its Kentucky and West Virginia system who have been named their respective hospital’s 2019 Annual ARH CARES Award Winners recently in Lexington.

Free Heart Month Community Screening Events

02/21/2020

BECKLEY, WV - On Wednesday, February 19 and Thursday, February 27, ARH Cardiovascular Associates, a department of Beckley ARH Hospital, will be offering free heart health screenings at the ARH Medical Mall (next to Sam’s Club in Beckley).

Matters of the Heart – Luncheon for Breast Cancer Survivors

02/21/2020

BECKLEY, WV - On Wednesday, February 26, 2020, Beckley ARH Cardiovascular Associates and ARH Oncology Associates will be offering a free heart health luncheon for breast cancer patients and survivors. The event will be held at Historic Black Knight from Noon to 1pm.

ACC Seal

Highlands ARH Regional Medical Center Receives ACC Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI Accreditation

02/18/2020

Highlands ARH was awarded this month Chest Pain Center Accreditation with Primary PCI based on a rigorous onsite evaluation of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack.

Candy Cooper

FROM THE MOUNTAIN STATE TO THE LAS VEGAS STRIP

02/03/2020

BECKLEY, WV – Candy Cooper always wanted to be a nurse. “I love caring for patients and taking care of those who are unable to take care of themselves. I feel like that’s what’s in my heart. Nothing makes me feel better than when a patient comes in sick, and I can send them home feeling good.” That’s exactly what Candy has been doing for 25 years in the Telemetry Unit at Beckley Appalachian Regional Healthcare.

Dr. Maccedo

Lunch & Learn: Heart Health February 7—National Wear Red Day

01/28/2020

Middlesboro ARH Hospital invites ladies in the community to its women’s health series called Lunch & Learn.

Dr. Ahmad

Take Steps to Prevent Falls this Winter

01/20/2020

Winter brings frigid temperatures which can leave ice on driveways and sidewalks around our homes. Preventing falls outside can be as easy and using de-icers to melt it before it becomes a safety issue for you and your family.

Update Regarding Barbourville Infectious Disease Investigation

01/15/2020

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notified Appalachian Regional Healthcare, Union College and the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) that all test results of a potential infectious disease case at the Barbourville ARH Hospital in Barbourville are negative.

Public Health, Barbourville ARH Issue Statement Related to Infectious Disease Investigation

01/14/2020

FRANKFORT, KY (Jan. 14, 2020) – The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) and the Barbourville ARH Hospital are working closely with the local health department and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to investigate a potential case of an infectious disease. Close contacts of the individual have been identified and are being monitored.

Dr. Paula Jones

Highlands ARH Welcomes Dr. Paula Jones

01/13/2020

Highlands ARH Regional Medical Center and ARH Medical & Specialty Associates - Harold are pleased to have Laura Paula Ashby-Jones, DO, join their staff.

John

Barnes Named 2019 DAISY Award Winner at Middlesboro ARH Hospital

01/09/2020

In a recent surprise celebration at Middlesboro ARH Hospital, John Barnes, a licensed practical nurse (LPN) in the Medical and Surgical Unit at Middlesboro ARH Hospital, was named the 2019 Recipient of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.

First Baby of 2020

Middlesboro ARH Hospital Welcomes its First Newborn of 2020

01/06/2020

Middlesboro ARH Hospital welcomed its first baby of the new year born on January 1, 2020.

Mayada Elian MD

A Healthier You in 2020

01/03/2020

As we kick off 2020, many of us are making New Year’s resolutions to improve our health sarting diet and exercise programs. However, before you jump into these programs, it is important to schedule a time with your healthcare provider for a wellness screening.

2020 Baby

First Newborn of 2020 Arrives at Highlands ARH Regional Medical Center

01/03/2020

Highlands ARH Regional Medical Center welcomed its first baby of the new year born on January 2, 2020.

Kassi Marshall MD

Dr. Kassi Marshall Wins Healthcare Partner Award

12/19/2019

Kassi Marshall, MD, a physician working at ARH Primary Care Associates, recently won the Healthcare Partner Award at the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities' Quality Awards Banquet at the Galt House in Louisville, Ky.

Highlands Coat Drive

Highlands ARH Regional Medical Center Holds Coat Drive

12/17/2019

Employees at Highlands ARH Regional Medical Center collected and donated over 200 coats to children in need at every school in Floyd County, including the high schools and one school in Martin County.

Dr. Kurt Sowers

Nephrologist joins Appalachian Regional Healthcare

12/10/2019

Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center and Whitesburg ARH Hospital are pleased to have Dr. Kurt Sowers join the ARH medical staff.

Dr. Peter Edgerton

Urologist Joins Highlands ARH Regional Medical Center

12/09/2019

Highlands ARH Regional Medical Center and ARH Urology are pleased to have Dr. Peter Edgerton join the medical staff, providing urology services.

Mike Herald, PharmD, BCPS,

ARH Director of Specialty Pharmacy Services Awarded Top Designation

12/03/2019

Mike Herald, PharmD, BCPS, Named a Fellow by the Kentucky Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists

Dr. Haas

Pediatrician joins ARH Hazard Clinic

11/22/2019

Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center and ARH Hazard Clinic are pleased to have Dr. Marjorie Haas join its medical staff.

Community Health Fair set for November 13

11/04/2019

Highlands ARH Regional Medical Center will be hosting a Community Health Fair on Wednesday November 13, from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the hospital atrium. The health fair is a collaborative effort of multiple services at the hospital, including lab, pharmacy and community education.

Kyle Farmer FNP

Farmer Joins Hyden ARH Clinic Staff

11/04/2019

Mary Breckinridge ARH Hospital and Hyden ARH Clinic are pleased to welcome Kyle Farmer, FNP, to its staff.

Home Health

Middlesboro ARH Home Health Named to Top 500 of the 2019 ABILITY HomeCare Elite

11/04/2019

Middlesboro ARH Home Health announced today that it has been named to the Top 500 of the 2019 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. For 14 years, HomeCare Elite has annually identified the top 25 percent of agencies and highlighted the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall.

Rising Star Middlesboro

Middlesboro ARH Hospital Recognized as a Rising Star for Stroke Care

10/31/2019

The Norton Healthcare/UK HealthCare - Stroke Care Network has recognized Middlesboro ARH Hospital as a “Rising Star” for its work in improving stroke care for its patients. At the Network’s annual Summit in Lexington, Dr. Larry Goldstein, interim director of the Stroke Care Network, presented Middlesboro ARH Hospital with their award, and congratulated them for their accomplishments.

Dr. Stumbo

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

10/17/2019

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

Jeremy Hall

Jeremy Hall named new Community CEO for Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center

10/16/2019

Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) has named Jeremy Hall the new Community CEO for the Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center in South, Williamson, KY.

Sonya Bergman

Sonya Bergman Named Vice President of Human Resources for ARH System

10/16/2019

Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) announced today longtime ARH System Director of Human Resources Sonya Bergman has been chosen to step into the position of Vice President of Human Resources for the multi-hospital healthcare system.

Pink Out

2nd Annual Pink Out hosted by ARH

10/09/2019

Beckley ARH will hold its 2nd Annual Pink Out event on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 at the Historic Black Knight. The breast cancer awareness event is held in observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Tim Hatfield

Tim Hatfield New Community CEO for Highlands ARH Regional Medical Center

10/08/2019

Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) has named Tim Hatfield as the new Community CEO for the Highlands ARH Regional Medical Center.

Breast Cancer Tree Lighting

Middlesboro ARH Hospital to Hold 11th Annual Breast Cancer Survivors Tree Lighting

10/07/2019

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, and Middlesboro ARH Hospital will be holding its 11th annual Breast Cancer Survivors Tree Lighting Ceremony on October 15 in the hospital lobby. Breast cancer survivors throughout the Tri-State are invited to attend.

Dr. Shanshal

Middlesboro ARH to Offer Free Cervical Cancer Screenings

10/07/2019

Middlesboro ARH Hospital is pleased to announce it will offer free cervical cancer screenings to women ages 21 and up during the week of October 21-25 at the ARH Women’s and Family Health Center, 2004 Cumberland Avenue, in downtown Middlesboro.

national accreditation

Harlan ARH Hospital earns national accreditation

09/30/2019

The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has granted three-year accreditation to the cancer program at Harlan ARH Hospital. To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care.

2nd Annual Well I’ll Bee Active

09/27/2019

BECKLEY, W.Va. (September 24, 2019) – Well I’ll Bee Active will be presenting free fitness, health and wellness event for older adults on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

ARH Dedicates the RC Shah, MD, Surgical Center

09/27/2019

BECKLEY, W.Va. (September 27, 2019) – Beckley ARH will hold a Memorial Tribute and Dedication in honor of the late RC Shah, MD, on Monday, Sept. 30. The tributes will begin at noon at the MK Hasan Behavioral Science Center gymnasium located near the emergency department entrance.

Beckley ARH Receives Certificate of Need Approval to Expand Cardiac Services

09/10/2019

The West Virginia Health Care Authority has issued its decision approving Beckley ARH Hospital’s Certificate of Need application to expand advanced cardiac services giving heart attack patients more access to life-saving interventional procedures locally.

Dr. Shanshal

National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Men Take Charge of Your Health!

09/09/2019

Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. According to the American Cancer Society, one man in nine will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.

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Fretz Wins Free Birth Delivery at ARH Co-Sponsored Maternity Fair

09/04/2019

Anticipating the birth of a child is an exciting time for couples. While many are focused on baby showers and colors for the nursery, others are concerned about medical expenses.

Appalachian Regional Healthcare finalizes purchase of Highlands Regional Medical Center

08/01/2019

Appalachian Regional Healthcare, Inc. (ARH) has finalized the purchase of the Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Ky., and its associated clinics and home health operations in Floyd, Johnson and Magoffin counties.

Appalachian Regional Healthcare Named One of the Top Ten Employers in Kentucky by Forbes

06/20/2019

According to Forbes Magazine and global market research company Statista, employee satisfaction surveys show Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) is among the Top 10 best employers in Kentucky.

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ARH system to Collaborate with Hospitals Statewide to Fight Opioid Epidemic

05/31/2019

Appalachian Regional Healthcare system is joining forces with hospitals across the state to end opioid abuse in Kentucky. To help the state’s hospitals in this battle, the Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) is partnering with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services as part of the Kentucky Opioid Response Effort (KORE) to launch the Kentucky Statewide Opioid Stewardship (KY SOS) program.

ARH Volunteers

ARH Volunteers Honored at Annual Celebration

04/29/2019

ARH honored the more than 225 men and women who give of their time and talents as volunteers for the ARH system of hospitals in eastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia during a special ceremony in their honor on Thursday, April 11 at the Barbourville First United Methodist Church in Barbourville, Ky.

Tim Mills

Harlan ARH Wound Treatment Center Recognized for Excellence

04/17/2019

Harlan ARH Hospital is pleased to announce that Harlan ARH Wound Treatment Center is a recipient of RestorixHealth’s Center of Excellence award for the second time. Recipients of this award meet or exceed national wound care quality benchmarks over a three-month period.

Mayada Elian

Screening Children for Autism Spectrum Disorder

04/08/2019

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all children be screened for autism. Children with ASD have difficulty with social communication and interaction, restricted interests and repetitive behaviors.

Paula Jones

Tug Valley ARH welcomes Paula Jones, DO,

04/02/2019

Tug Valley ARH welcomes Paula Jones, DO, to its S. Williamson, KY – Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center and ARH Tug Valley Medical Associates.

Dr. Amber Peace

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

03/14/2019

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Every year, about 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and more than 50,000 people die from it. However, this disease is highly preventable if you start getting screened at age 50.

Middlesboro

Middlesboro ARH receives six awards at HealthCare Service Excellence conference

03/05/2019

At the 19th annual HealthCare Service Excellence conference held recently in Florida, Middlesboro ARH Hospital and members of its staff received six awards of excellence in improving the patient experience.

Lunch and Learn

Lunch & Learn: An ARH Women’s Health Series Set for February 14

02/06/2019

Middlesboro ARH Hospital invites ladies in the community to its women’s health series called Lunch & Learn.

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Tug Valley ARH announces new specialty; Offering Endocrinology Telemedicine

01/24/2019

SOUTH WILLIAMSON, KY - Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center and Beckley ARH Hospital are pleased to announce a partnership to improve health of Eastern Kentuckians. Sarada Jaimungal, MD, a Beckley ARH physician, will provide endocrinology services via telemedicine beginning January 16th.

Dr. Raju Vora

Vora joins Barbourville ARH

01/10/2019

Cumberland Valley Medical and Surgical Associates—Barbourville and Barbourville ARH Hospital are pleased to have Raju N. Vora, MD, join ARH as an employed physician.

2019 Newborn

First newborn of 2019 arrives at Middlesboro ARH Hospital

01/04/2019

Middlesboro ARH Hospital welcomed its first baby of the new year born on January 2, 2019.

The late Dr. Hassan Amjad to be recognized by the Jafary Family, Beckley ARH Hospital and Beckley Art Center

12/13/2018

Beckley, WV - A newly designed Tree Cozy is ready to be officially dedicated in the memory of Dr. Hassan Amjad with a reception on Wednesday, December 19 @ 10:30am on the grounds of Beckley ARH Hospital.

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Appalachian Regional Healthcare announces appointment of new Community CEO at Morgan County ARH Hospital

11/26/2018

Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) has named Jamey Locke as the new Community CEO to lead its 25-bed critical access hospital in Morgan County.

General Surgeon Joins Barbourville ARH Medical Staff

11/05/2018

ARH Surgery Associates and Barbourville ARH Hospital welcome General Surgeon Jerry Woolum, MD, to its medical staff.

Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser

West Virginia’s Real Men Wear Pink

11/01/2018

There was only the slightest hesitation when Jeremy Hall, Associate Administrator, Beckley ARH Hospital, was asked to participate in West Virginia’s Real Men Wear Pink. He was one of 27 men in the state representing the American Cancer Society’s campaign to raise awareness and money for cancer research.

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ARH celebrates completion of 18-month ARH Cancer Center expansion and renovation project with ribbon cutting ceremony in Hazard

10/23/2018

It’s , bigger, newer, better, and after an 18-month, $5 million expansion and renovation project to nearly double its size, hundreds gathered Tuesday to help the ARH Cancer Center in Hazard officially celebrate its opening with a special program and ribbon cutting ceremony.

U.S. Senator Rand Paul tours ARH Cumberland Valley Medical & Surgical Associate

10/17/2018

On October 17, U.S. Senator Rand Paul flew into Middlesboro to tour the new ARH Cumberland Valley Medical & Surgical Associates clinic and meet with ARH medical staff.

Appalachian Regional Healthcare partners with UC PA program at NKY campus

10/16/2018

WILLIAMSBURG, KY – Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) has partnered with the physician assistant (PA) program at the Northern Kentucky Campus of University of the Cumberlands (UC).

New Family Medicine Physician Joins ARH Medical Staff

10/07/2018

Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) is pleased to welcome Mayada Elian, MD, board certified in family medicine, to its medical staff.

Breast Cancer Awareness

Middlesboro ARH Hospital to hold tenth annual breast cancer survivor tree lighting

10/02/2018

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, and Middlesboro ARH Hospital will be holding its tenth annual Breast Cancer Survivor Tree Lighting Ceremony and Reception on October 6 in the fellowship hall at Binghamtown Baptist Church.

Harlan Wound Team

Harlan ARH Wound Treatment Center Receives Award

08/29/2018

Harlan ARH Hospital is pleased to announce its Harlan ARH Wound Treatment Center is a recipient of RestorixHealth’s Center of Excellence award. Recipients of this award meet or exceed national wound care quality benchmarks over a three-month period.

Jackson Joins ARH Tri-City Medical Center

08/29/2018

Harlan ARH Hospital and ARH Tri-City Medical Center are pleased to welcome Billie Jo Jackson, FNP-BC, to its staff.

Michael G. Anderson

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker joins SCARH Hospital

08/29/2018

Hinton, WV - Summers County Appalachian Regional Healthcare Hospital Rural Health Clinic announces the newest member of their healthcare team, Michael G. Anderson, LICSW.

Witt Joins ARH Cardiology Associates - Harlan

08/29/2018

Harlan ARH Hospital and ARH Cardiology Associates are pleased to welcome Jacob Witt, FNP-C, to its staff.

Dr. Anna Dunn Joins Harlan ARH Hospital

07/30/2018

Harlan ARH Hospital is pleased to welcome Anna Dunn, DO, to its medical staff. Dr. Dunn completed her residency in family medicine at Wellmont Lonesome Pine in Big Stone Gap, Va.. and her doctor of osteopathic medicine at the Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tn.

Nephrologist Joins Harlan ARH Medical Staff

07/30/2018

Harlan ARH Hospital is pleased to welcome Jayaramakrishna Depa, MD, to its medical staff. Dr. Depa completed his fellowship in nephrology at Mount Sinai/Icahn School of Medicine-Elmhurst Hospital Center in Queens, Ny. and internal medicine residency at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, Ny.

Lunch & Learn: An ARH Women’s Health Series Set for July 26

07/18/2018

Middlesboro ARH Hospital invites ladies in the community to its women’s health series called Lunch & Learn. Lunch & Learn offers insight and tips on a variety of women’s health issues. On Thursday, July 26, General Surgeon Amber Peace, DO, will give a presentation on “Gall Bladder Disease.”

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

07/02/2018

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.

ARH Pharmacies Offer Ways to Dispose of Unwanted Medications

06/07/2018

Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) retail pharmacies are taking a new step to help address the opioid addiction epidemic in our region by providing a way for patients to safely dispose of unwanted prescription drugs at home.

Bringing Comfort to Pediatric Patients

05/21/2018

Middlesboro ARH and LMU College of Veterinary Medicine (LMU-CVM) are partnering to provide pediatric hospital patients comfort through The Josh and Friends Project.

ARH and KentuckyOne reach definitive agreement for purchase of Saint Joseph Martin hospital and clinics

04/17/2018

Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) and KentuckyOne Health announced today that a definitive agreement has been signed for the purchase of Saint Joseph Martin and its four rural health clinics in Floyd County. The purchase is expected to close by June 30th and ARH will take over operations of the facilities on July 1st.

Lunch & Learn Set for April 12

04/11/2018

Middlesboro ARH Hospital invites ladies in the community to its women’s health series called Lunch & Learn. Lunch & Learn offers insight and tips on a variety of women’s health issues. On Thursday, April 12, Middlesboro ARH Occupational Therapist Brooke Burchfield will give a presentation on “Occupational Therapy—The Job of Living.”

Southern West Virginia Junior Nursing Academy offers eighth-graders true hospital experience

04/05/2018

Beckley, West Virginia – This summer, eighth-grade students with an interest in the nursing profession will have a chance to spend time working alongside real nurses in real hospital environments during the three-day Southern West Virginia Junior Nursing Academy.

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month 2018

03/13/2018

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States.

Middlesboro ARH Home Health named to the Top 500 of the 2017 HomeCare Elite®

03/09/2018

Middlesboro ARH Home Health announced that it has been named to the Top 500 of the 2017 HomeCare Elite®, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. For 12 years, HomeCare Elite has annually identified the top 25 percent of agencies and highlighted the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall.

Harlan ARH Retail Pharmacy Partners with Kentucky Pharmacists Association to Assist Local Patients

03/08/2018

Through a grant from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services’ Kentucky Opioid Response Effort (KORE) to the Kentucky Pharmacists Association (KPhA), Harlan ARH Retail Pharmacy is assisting local patients at Addiction Recovery Care who are completing an opioid treatment program at Lydia’s House.

2017 Annual ARH CARES Award Winners

02/27/2018

Appalachian Regional Healthcare honored employees from across its Kentucky and West Virginia system who have been named their respective hospital’s 2017 Annual ARH CARES Award Winners recently in Lexington.

Beckley ARH Hospital signs 20-year affiliation agreement with Avalon University School of Medicine

02/12/2018

Avalon University School of Medicine is proud to announce a 20-year affiliation agreement for clinical rotations to be completed at Appalachian Regional Healthcare.

Lunch & Learn: An ARH Women’s Health Series February 22

02/06/2018

Middlesboro ARH Hospital invites ladies in the community to its women’s health series called Lunch & Learn. Lunch & Learn offers insight and tips on a variety of women’s health issues. On Thursday, February 22, Middlesboro ARH Invasive Cardiologist Ehtesham Ul Haq, MD will give a presentation on “Women’s Heart Health.”

American Heart Month: Heart Disease—the Number One Cause of Death

02/02/2018

The latest statistics from the American Heart Association reveal cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in the world, claiming nearly 18 million lives in 2015. In the United States, heart disease remains the number one cause of death.

National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

01/18/2018

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the most recent annual statistics state that 12,578 women in the United States were diagnosed with cervical cancer and 4,115 women died from the disease.

Seasonal Flu-Related Visitation Restrictions Now In Effect at ARH Hospitals

01/12/2018

Due to the increasing number of flu cases, all ARH hospitals have instituted the following visitation measures to help protect you, our patients, and our staff.

First Newborn of 2018 Delivered at Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center

01/04/2018

Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center welcomed its first baby of the new year born on January 2, 2018. At 12:45 a.m., Dr. Scott Howard, MD, delivered Caiden Parker Slone. He weighed 6 pounds and 3.4 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Parents are Tiffany Hunter and Zach Slone. They reside in Pippa Passes, Ky.

First Newborn of 2018 Arrives at Middlesboro ARH Hospital

01/03/2018

Middlesboro ARH Hospital welcomed its first baby of the new year born on January 1, 2018. At 6:19 p.m., Dr. John Williamson, board certified OB-GYN, delivered Edwin Allen Sinkhorn. He weighed 6 pounds and 4.8 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Parents are Marcus Sinkhorn and Ciera Webb. The family resides in Pineville, Ky.

Lunch & Learn: An ARH Women’s Health Series Set for January 11

01/03/2018

Middlesboro ARH Hospital invites ladies in the community to its women’s health series called Lunch & Learn. Lunch & Learn offers insight and tips on a variety of women’s health issues. On Thursday, January 11, Internist Brooke Laughter, DO, will give a presentation on “Facts about the Cold and Flu Season.”