August 29, 2023 – Audrey Jett was recently named ARH System Manager of Employee Experience.
Jett began her ARH career in 2019, working first as an ER admissions clerk, then as an outpatient pharmacy care navigator and, most recently, as service excellence coordinator, all at Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center.
Dylon Baker, ARH System Director of Talent Acquisition, said Jett’s dedication and passion over the past four years, make her the perfect fit for the position.
“I am excited to have her join our division,” Baker said. “I am confident that her leadership will elevate our commitment to fostering a positive and empowered workplace culture for our valued employees.”
As system manager of employee experience, Jett will use data, results from surveys and information obtained from each facility, to develop initiatives and ideas to help enhance employee experience.
“We want to make sure our employees feel valued,” she said. “We want to hear their voices and do everything we can to provide a great workplace where employees want to stay and grow.”
Jett’s job is not just analytics, though, as she will travel throughout the system participating in town halls, benefit fairs and a variety of other new and existing outreach activities.
“I’m excited to travel and meet new people and help them see how great ARH is,” she said. “I’m going to be the biggest cheerleader for our employees.”
She said she believes her work in her previous position helped prepare her for her new role.
“The best part of my job was employee engagement,” she said. “I love to talk to people and enjoy hearing their concerns, as well as their victories. Our employees are vital, and they need to know that.”
Jett, a native of Hazard, Ky., said a career with ARH was a lifelong dream.
“ARH is important to the tight-knit communities it serves,” she said. “We are a community-based organization and people think highly of our hospitals, our system and our employees. It’s always been a goal of many people to work here and I’m excited to continue to grow my career here.”
Jett resides in Hazard with her husband Josh and their 12-year-old son Maverick.
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 more than 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 the single largest employer in southeastern Kentucky and the third-largest private employer in southern West Virginia.