|The hospital will become Highlands ARH Regional Medical Center.|
"It has been very important to us to identify a strong organization that can continue to provide the same level of advanced healthcare services our patients have come to expect from Highlands as well as position the hospital for continued growth in the future," Highlands President Harold C. Warman said. "Appalachian Regional Healthcare has been the leading provider of care in Eastern Kentucky for more than 60 years and in that time the health system has been consistently recognized for its quality and commitment to excellent patient care."
The 192-bed Highlands Regional Medical Center "will become the 12th hospital in the ARH system," a news release said. "All other Highlands outpatient services and facilities in Floyd, Johnson, Martin and Magoffin counties are also included in the merger."