Dr. Maria Braman

ARH Women in Leadership Series: Dr. Maria Braman

The women in leadership at Appalachian Regional Healthcare are a diverse group of strong, accomplished, intelligent women. Despite having these characteristics in common, each of them is unique, taking on a completely different set of responsibilities and challenges when they walk through the doors of ARH each day. From administrative responsibilities, to nursing and caring for patients, to the creation of new initiatives allowing ARH’s reach to grow, these women are nothing short of incredible.

Dr. Maria Braman has had an extensive career in medicine that has led her to become the Chief Medical Officer at ARH. Her mother was a doctor and from a young age Dr. Braman was exposed to the healthcare field, cultivating a passion for serving patients…

ARH Women in Leadership Series: Violet Sylvia

The women in leadership for Appalachian Regional Healthcare are a diverse group of strong, accomplished, intelligent women. Despite having these characteristics in common, each of them is unique, taking on a completely different set of responsibilities and challenges when they walk through the doors of ARH each day. From administrative responsibilities, to nursing and caring for patients, to the creation of new initiatives allowing ARH’s reach to grow, these women are nothing short of incredible.

Not many people can say they moved from Eastern Kentucky to join the Navy as a Medical Corpsman jumping from Orlando, to Virginia, Chicago, California, Alaska and back to California to earn their PhD and now work for a hospital system of 12 facilities. Violet Sylvia, System Director of Rehabilitation for ARH, did exactly that…

ARH Women in Leadership Series: Dena Sparkman

The women in leadership for Appalachian Regional Healthcare are a diverse group of strong, accomplished, intelligent women. Despite having these characteristics in common, each of them is unique, taking on a completely different set of responsibilities and challenges when they walk through the doors of ARH each day. From administrative responsibilities, to nursing and caring for patients, to the creation of new initiatives allowing ARH’s reach to grow, these women are nothing short of incredible.

ARH is a very tight-knit community, as are the towns each facility is located in. It is common to hear locals say they were born at an ARH hospital. This connection is part of what fosters the sense of pride and passion each ARH employee has for their work. Dena Sparkman was born at McDowell ARH and grew up in a town called Wheelwright, Kentucky, just 12 miles from the hospital…

Three Ways To Land More Job Interviews

While we all know it takes a lot of work to score an interview, you could be making some mistakes in the application process that is holding you back from moving on to the next step in the process. It’s impossible to please everyone – HR managers included – but there are some simple and […]

ARH Women in Leadership Series: Sonya Bergman

The women in leadership for the Appalachian Regional Healthcare system are a diverse group of strong, accomplished, intelligent women. Despite having these characteristics in common, each of them is unique, taking on a completely different set of responsibilities and challenges when they walk through the doors of ARH each day. From administrative responsibilities, to nursing and caring for patients, to the creation of new initiatives allowing ARH’s reach to grow, these women are nothing short of incredible.

Sonya Bergman has over 30 years of human resources experience. Currently serving as the System Director of Human Resources, Sonya has worked in the ARH HR department for 20 years. She always knew she wanted to impact others through her career…

ARH Women in Leadership Series: Susan Stewart

The women in leadership for Appalachian Regional Healthcare are a diverse group of strong, accomplished, intelligent women. In addition to sharing these common characteristics, each is unique, taking on a completely different set of responsibilities and challenges when she walks through the doors of ARH each day. From administrative responsibilities, to nursing and caring for patients, to the creation of new initiatives allowing ARH’s reach to grow, these women are nothing short of remarkable.

Susan Stewart, System Director of Home Services leads all efforts comprising the home services umbrella, which includes 10 home health agencies and 11 homecare stores…

Union College partners with Appalachian Regional Healthcare

Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) Scholars have a deep, long lasting passion for the medical field, even if sometimes it’s realized a bit later in life. Maranda Maynard’s family consists of a long line of medical professionals, and she says she always kind of knew she would end up in that field as well. Her grandmother retired from ARH in 1990 where she worked as a surgical technician.
“I think [interest in the medical field] runs in the family because my grandmother was a surgical technician for years,” Maranda says…

Five Steps To Successfully Navigate Conflict At Work

While conflict is at times unavoidable, the way you handle conflicts in the workplace can make or break your professional future. Handling conflict poorly can cost you your reputation or even your job, but handling it well can increase your coworkers’ trust in you and could open up future career opportunities. Forbes Contributor and Managing […]

The Number One Interview Mistake To Avoid

Let’s face it – there are a ton of ways you can mess up an interview. The job search is already a stressful process, but being aware of crucial mistakes you could make during the interview process can help alleviate some of that stress by showing up prepared. Knowing what not to do can sometimes […]

10 Simple Steps to Immediately Improve Your Professional Life

You’ve started your first big job and you’re excited about what the future holds. You’ve gotten your bearings in your new office and you’ve settled into the routine that comes with new careers and now you’re trying to figure out what happens next. Even though things are going great, could they be going even better? […]