March 20, 2023 – Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) announced today that Jeneen Carman, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CEN, has been named the new Chief Nursing Officer for the multi-hospital system.
Dr. Carman brings extensive experience overseeing clinical nursing operations to the position and is a doctorate-prepared nursing executive who most recently served as Division Vice President for the Tri-Star division of HCA in Nashville.
“Nursing is essential to all levels of healthcare, making this a critical position for our entire organization. Jeneen’s wealth of combined experience in nursing and nurse leadership and her knowledge of clinical operations make her an ideal fit for this position,” said Paul Betz, ARH’s Chief Operating Officer. “We are confident she will step into the CNO role and contribute immensely as a trusted leader for our nursing staff as we continue to provide high-quality healthcare services to our patients.”
Carman has also previously served in several leadership and nursing roles for hospitals and health systems in Tennessee and South Carolina, including Chief Nursing Officer for Acadia Healthcare in Franklin, TN, Assistant Vice President for the Erlanger Health System, Chattanooga, TN, as well as Director of Nursing Operations for Ernest Health, Inc – Greenwood Regional Rehabilitation Hospital, Greenwood, SC., and the nurse manager of the Greenville Health System (Prisma Health) Emergency Department in Greenville, SC.
“I’m incredibly honored to take on the role of System Chief Nursing Officer,” Carman said. “I look forward to learning from others as well as applying the skills and experiences I have developed throughout my career to continue the work of investing in our people, developing dynamic nurse leaders, and creating systems that streamline and innovate care delivery.”
Carman earned an Associate in Science (A.S.) in Nursing from Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, OH, a Master of Science degree (M.S.N.) in Nursing Management and Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) in Executive Leadership from the American Sentinel University, Aurora, CO.
She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, American Nurses Association, Tennessee Nurses Association, Tennessee Organization for Nurse Executives, Emergency Nurses Association, and Past President of the Emergency Nurses Association – Scenic Cities Chapter.
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.