Kaley Collins

ARH Scholars Fall 2019 Winner: Kaley Collins

Twice a year, students from across the region are invited to apply for the Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) Scholars program. The ARH Scholars are awarded a $5,000 academic scholarship to pursue a degree in healthcare. Their stories are unique, but a common thread unites every winner: a desire to make a difference to the people of Appalachia through healthcare. The Fall 2019 class of ARH Scholars included ten talented future healthcare providers, like Kaley Collins, from West Liberty.

As a senior at Morgan County High School, Kaley, like most teenagers, tries to balance work and fun as much as possible: “I love hanging out with my friends and doing activities on the weekends,” Kaley says, “but I also work very hard in school and try to get the best grades I can.” Read more…

Courtney Kincaid

ARH Scholars Fall 2019 Winner: Courtney Kincaid

Twice a year, students from across the region are invited to apply for the Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) Scholars program. The ARH Scholars are awarded a $5,000 academic scholarship to pursue a degree in healthcare. Their stories are unique, but a common thread unites every winner: a desire to make a difference to the people of Appalachia through healthcare. The Fall 2019 class of ARH Scholars included ten talented future healthcare providers, like Courtney Kincaid, a first-year nursing student from Meadowbridge, West Virginia.

Courtney has always felt drawn to nursing. “Nursing is all I could really see myself doing, even from a very young age,” she says. “My grandmother was an LPN in the neonatal unit at a local hospital, and I always looked up to her. I wanted to care for people like she did and have the kind of heart that she had.” Read more…

Jaxson Ratliff

ARH Scholars Fall 2019 Winner: Jaxson Ratliff

Twice a year, students from across the region are invited to apply for the Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) Scholars program. The ARH Scholars are awarded a $5,000 academic scholarship to pursue a degree in healthcare. Their stories are unique, but a common thread unites every winner: a desire to make a difference to the people of Appalachia through healthcare. The Fall 2019 class of ARH Scholars included ten talented future healthcare providers, like Jaxson Ratliff, a senior at Johnson Central High School.

As part of the Johnson Central High School student council and spirit club, an ARH youth health ambassador, and an active part of his church’s youth group and praise team, Jaxson keeps pretty busy. He attributes that to the positive influence of his family, and especially his mother, who teaches…

ARH staff accountant keeps his father’s legacy alive with toy drive

Appalachian Regional Healthcare Staff Accountant Greg Champion has been with the organization for three years, but during the holiday season, his efforts extend beyond revenue adjustments. This winter marks the fourteenth annual “Christmas With Kenny’s Kids” toy drive, a tradition first begun by Greg’s father, Kenny.

When Champion’s father was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, he (Kenny) realized right away that he needed a way to keep busy.

“He was always an upbeat person and while he was getting chemotherapy treatments and…

ARH Director of Specialty Pharmacy Services Awarded Top Designation

Mike Herald, PharmD, BCPS was recently named a Fellow of the Kentucky Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (KSHP). A Fellowship is the most prestigious title awarded by the organization; Dr. Herald is only the 33rd fellow named in the society’s nearly 60-year history.

Dr. Herald has served in a number of leadership roles within KSHP, including chair of the society’s house of delegates and, later, president. Dr. Herald has been praised by contemporaries for his strong leadership, vision, and legislative advocacy during his tenure as president of KSHP…

Appalachian Regional Healthcare Performs First Same-Day-Home Hip Replacement in the ARH System

This month, Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center successfully executed the first same-day-home hip replacement performed in the ARH system.

Traditional hip replacement surgeries involve making a sizeable incision along the patient’s hip, up to ten inches, in order to replace a painful hip joint. Same-day-home hip replacement is a similar procedure but performed through a much smaller incision. The surgeon…

Nicole Vanhoose: Putting everything together to go from CNA to RN

Hundreds of patients have been cared for by Nicole Vanhoose, a registered nurse (RN) in Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center’s Oncology Medical Surgical unit. Nonetheless, there is one individual she remembers with perfect clarity.“

He had leukemia,” she said. “He was going to be an in-patient, stuck inside the hospital for at least a month. After a couple of weeks, he was going stir-crazy. I knew I had to do something to help him cope, which in turn would allow him to heal and respond to the treatment.”

Part of the reason she remembers this particular patient so well is…

Highlands ARH Sponsors “Run for Shelter” 5K; raises funds for the East Kentucky House of Hope homeless shelter

Run for Shelter, sponsored by Appalachian Regional Healthcare on Oct. 19, will raise about $5,000 for the homeless shelter. At the event, ARH employees presented a check for more than $2,100 — funds that employees have raised all year to help the shelter.

Kiely Long

ARH Scholars Spring 2019 Winner: Kiely Long

Twice a year, students from across the region are invited to apply for the Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) Scholars program. The ARH Scholars are awarded a $5,000 academic scholarship to pursue a degree in healthcare. Their stories are unique, but a common thread unites every winner: a desire to make a difference to the people of Appalachia through healthcare. The Spring 2019 class of the ARH Scholars includes 11 talented future healthcare providers.

Kiely Long, a recent graduate from Cumberland Gap High School, can’t say enough nice things about Claiborne County, Tennessee. “We’re a small town, and I get to visit the national parks a lot. They’re really rich in history and there are a lot of things to see.” Even so, she’s looking forward to…

McKenzie Daniel

ARH Scholars Spring 2019 Winner: McKenzie Daniel

Twice a year, students from across the region are invited to apply for the Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) Scholars program. The ARH Scholars are awarded a $5,000 academic scholarship to pursue a degree in healthcare. Their stories are unique, but a common thread unites every winner: a desire to make a difference to the people of Appalachia through healthcare. The Spring 2019 class of ARH Scholars includes 11 talented future healthcare providers.

McKenzie Daniel is one such student. Born and raised in West Liberty, McKenzie just graduated from Morgan County High School. He’s wrapped up a busy high school career playing soccer and tennis, in addition to being involved with his local Boy Scout Troop and church. He’ll have only…