February 27, 2023 – Hollie Harris Phillips, President and CEO of Appalachian Regional Healthcare Inc. (ARH), has been elected to serve on the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Phillips will serve on the 70-member board, which represents a cross-section of key business and industry leaders from across Kentucky.
Phillips brings over 20 years of experience with the company to her current role, having joined Appalachian Regional Healthcare in 2002. Prior to serving as President and CEO, she served as Vice President for Corporate Strategy and Chief Strategy Officer, as well as Executive Director of Planning and Government Relations. Across these roles, Phillips has been responsible for planning, marketing, business development, philanthropy, government relations, and more.
The not-for-profit ARH system operates 14 hospitals, multi-specialty physician practices, home health agencies, home medical equipment stores, and retail pharmacies. ARH is the single-largest employer in southeastern Kentucky and the third-largest private employer in southern West Virginia.
In addition to her role on the Kentucky Chamber Board, Phillips serves on numerous boards across the Commonwealth, including the Kentucky Hospital Association’s Board of Trustees, the Kentucky Health Collaborative, the Women’s Business Collaborative, God’s Pantry Board of Directors, and the AppHarvest Board of Directors, as well as being a member of American College of Health Care Executives.
Phillips is a native of Colonial Heights, Virginia. She holds a Bachelor’s in Biology from the University of Richmond, along with a Master’s in Health Administration from the Medical College of Virginia.
“Hollie is an excellent addition to the Kentucky Chamber Board of Directors,” said Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Ashli Watts. “We are excited to work with her to move our organization and the Commonwealth toward a better future.”
For a complete list of Kentucky Chamber board members, visit kychamber.com.
About the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, from its beginnings in 1946 as a bipartisan voice for business at the state Capitol, the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has evolved into the premier business association in the state. Today, the Kentucky Chamber represents over 3,800 businesses as members– from family-owned shops to Fortune 500 companies – that employ over half of the Commonwealth’s workforce. Kentucky Chamber members benefit from a broad range of services: year-round lobbying, timely communications on business issues, publications and seminars on evolving regulations and policies and a variety of other member benefits.
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.