February 27, 2023 – Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center has appointed a new Director of Respiratory Therapy, Brittany Johnson. Johnson has been a respiratory technician for over eleven years and been a part of the ARH team for ten years. Johnson brings with her a strong leadership style and clinical skills.
“Johnson has demonstrated leadership and strong clinical skills over the years and will continue to benefit the community in her new role as director. Her skills in critical care and before/after care of the surgical patient have helped Hazard ARH fulfill the mission of improving health and promoting the well-being of all people in Central Appalachia, in partnership with our communities,” says Lesley Wininger, Chief Nursing Officer at Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center.
Johnson is an Eastern Kentucky native and is married to Jeramy Johnson, who is also employed by ARH. “We have three wonderful children, ages 3-13 years and they keep us busy! I look forward to my new role as director and hope to continue to improve and grow the dynamic this department has.”
Join us in welcoming Johnson to her new role!
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.