About Us

Established for

the community.

From our very beginning, we’ve been rising to meet the healthcare needs of the people in Appalachia. Our independent, not-for-profit health system was formed in the 1960s when thousands of Appalachian citizens were going to lose their local hospitals. Since then, we’ve remained steadfast in our commitment to ensure that the people of southeastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia would always have a health system that works as hard for them as they do for one another.

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The healthcare system

of Appalachia.

Today, our expansive health system stands stronger than ever. With 14 hospitals, a network of primary and specialty medicine clinics, home health services, robust rehabilitation services, pharmacies and a reference lab, we have grown to serve over 400,000 patients from southeastern Kentucky to southern West Virginia. View locations.

ARH employs nearly 6,000 people and more than 600 medical staff members within our health system—making us the largest private employer in our service area and one of Forbes magazine’s “Top 10 Employers” in all of Kentucky.

Uncompromising commitment to who we are.

ARH Mission

To improve health and promote the well-being of all people in Central Appalachia in partnership with our communities.

ARH Vision

ARH will be the premier destination for quality care, a driver of advancement and development, and a leader in health for the communities we serve.

ARH Values

  • Trust
  • Innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Compassion
  • Service
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