December 09, 2022 – Derrick Bevins was recently named assistant administrator for Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center.
“Derrick shares the philosophy of always wanting to ensure that we provide quality care and exceptional patient experience,” says Tug Valley ARH CEO Paula Vaughan. “He is a great addition to the team.”
Bevins, a native of South Williamson, Ky., and graduate of nearby Belfry High School, received both a bachelor’s in business administration as well as an MBA with an emphasis in healthcare from the University of Pikeville.
Following graduation, Bevins worked at Pikeville Nursing and Rehab, first in marketing and admissions and most recently as executive director.
By joining the staff at Tug Valley ARH, Bevins says his career has come full circle.
“I was born in this hospital, raised a mile from here and always knew I wanted to get into healthcare and work here at Tug Valley ARH,” he says.
As assistant administrator, Bevins will oversee revenue cycle, health information, dietary, maintenance, environmental services, rehabilitation and security for Tug Valley ARH.
He says he is excited for his new position and hopes it is just the beginning of a long career with ARH.
“This has always been where I want to be,” he says. “I look forward to being able to make a positive impact on the people of Appalachia and give back to the community.”
Bevins resides in Belfry with his wife Corie and their four children, Maddie, Riley, Greyson and Bella.
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.