According to Forbes Magazine and global market research company Statista, Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) is the ninth best employer in Kentucky, based on employee satisfaction surveys. To arrive at these rankings, Statista experts surveyed thousands of employees on criteria like salary, atmosphere, and working conditions, according to a statement from ARH.

ARH, ranked ninth, is also one of only two companies in the report’s top 10 Kentucky employers to be headquartered in Kentucky (the other being University of Kentucky). ARH is the single largest employer in southeastern Kentucky and the third largest private employer in southern West Virginia, but as one of the Top 10 best employers in Kentucky, ARH is in company with major international corporations such as Ford Motor Company, Toyota North America and FedEx, the statement said.

Appalachian Regional Healthcare was founded in 1956 and now serves 350,000 residents across Eastern Kentucky and Southern West Virginia, operating 12 hospitals in addition to multi-specialty physician practices, home health agencies, HomeCare Stores, and retail pharmacies,

The ARH system employs more than 5,000 people and has a network of more than 600 active and courtesy medical staff members representing various specialties. ARH also supports students in the medical field through intern and externships and the ARH Scholars Program, which awards thousands of dollars in academic scholarships annually. Those who are interested in working for Appalachian Regional Healthcare can visit

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