October 25, 2022 – Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) has announced Brian Springate, RN, CPPS, as the new Chief Executive Officer for the Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center.
Springate brings more than 15 years of successful healthcare leadership experience to the position and most recently served as Interim CEO for LifePoint Health/Andalusia Health in Andalusia, Alabama, and COO at LifePoint Health-owned Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, Ky. He has also spent the bulk of his career as CEO, COO, and Chief Nursing Officer for several other LifePoint Health hospitals throughout Kentucky and West Virginia.
“I look forward to being a part of the Hazard community and growing with the people of Eastern Kentucky. We have some challenges already before us, but I’m positive that with the staff and crew at ARH, we will thrive and rebuild our communities. I’m excited to begin this adventure with Hazard ARH,” says Springate.
Springate began his career as a nursing graduate from the University of Kentucky and went on to obtain his MBA from the Florida Institute of Technology as well as holds a Masters in Healthcare Leadership.
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.