NEWS RELEASE – March 18, 2022

Isaac Hallam Named Assistant Vice President of Corporate Strategy


March 18, 2022Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) has named Isaac Hallam Assistant Vice President of Corporate Strategy for the multi-hospital system. He has served as Director of Corporate Strategy since 2018, overseeing the corporate strategy analytics and community development functions for the system.


Hallam began his career with ARH about ten years ago as a planning/marketing intern while still a student at the University of Kentucky. He joined the health system full-time as a Community Based Planner in 2013 and moved into the Manager of Corporate Strategy position nearly three years later.


As director of corporate strategy, Hallam has led or provided project management support for various system initiatives and corporate projects, including establishing ARH’s trauma care programs that helped move ARH hospitals to official trauma center designation. He directed work to develop a stroke care program and served as corporate liaison to UK/Norton Stroke Care Network as ARH hospitals achieved official stroke center designation. He also managed Certificate of Need work for ARH in KY and WV and ARH’s successful application to launch a CMS Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI-A) program. He most recently led work on the health system’s strategic plan.


As part of ARH’s COVID-19 efforts, Hallam led a rapid expansion of ambulatory and inpatient telehealth services, producing ARH’s first official telehealth platform, ARH ConnectedCare.


A graduate of the inaugural ARH Leadership Academy class, Hallam continues to serve as the lead contact for the Academy. He is also certified as a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt.


Hallam earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in Finance and a Master’s of Healthcare Administration from the University of Kentucky.


He serves on the Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) Certificate of Need Committee and KHA Data Committee, is a member of SHSMD and KY Society for Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing, and is a Guest Lecturer for the University of Kentucky MHA program on Strategic Planning and CON.





Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH), Appalachian Regional Healthcare  (ARH) is a not-for-profit health system operating 14 hospitals in Barbourville, Hazard, Harlan, Hyden, Martin, McDowell, Middlesboro, Paintsville, 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 nearly 6,500 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.