As president and CEO of ARH Advanced Care, Barker will direct the day-to-day operations of the two new Long-Term Acute Care Hospitals (LTACHS), designed for patients with medical conditions requiring highly specialized care for more than 25 days, according to a statement from ARH. Following the “hospital in a hospital” LTACH model, the LTACHs can access multiple levels of medical, rehabilitative, and psychological services tied to a single system while also supporting continuity of physician and specialist oversight of patient care.
The $13 million project calls for space on the Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center campus to be converted into a 25-bed, nearly 16,000-square-foot Long-Term Acute Care Hospital that will operate as ARH Advanced Care — Kentucky River. An 11,000 square foot, 25-bed ARH Advanced Care — Big Sandy hospital will be located at Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center in South Williamson.
ARH Advanced Care Facility Walk-throughs
ARH LTACH Walk-through – Kentucky River
ARH LTACH Walk-through – Big Sandy
ARH Advanced Care
ARH Advance Care is a twenty-five bed long term acute care hospital that provides treatment to patients with complex medical conditions requiring an extended acute hospitalization.
The care team will include Medical Staff, Nurses and Respiratory Therapists to address all needs of the patients. The care delivery team will also include Pharmacy, Social Services, Rehabilitation Therapy and Support Staff that will support the interdisciplinary model of care for the patients and families.