Whitesburg ARH Hospital is a not-for-profit, 90-bed acute care facility which enjoys a reputation of excellence as a patient-oriented and community centered hospital. The medical center has outstanding diagnostic equipment, including GE Extreme 16, CT Scanner and mobile MRI. Recent completion of a multi-million dollar hospital renovation program including the OR suites adds to a successful practice. Whitesburg ARH Hospital has been recognized as a provider of first choice for healthcare and has won national recognition for its ongoing commitments to quality care. The Community of Whitesburg (Letcher County) is nestled at the base of the scenic Pine Mountain chain in Southeastern Kentucky near the Virginia boarder and is big on nature and dedicated to a strong family atmosphere.
Letcher County has nine elementary schools, three county high schools, and an independent system. For technical training, the Letcher County Vocational Education Center provides specialized programs for high school students and graduates. Southeast Community College offers a variety of two-year programs. Within reasonable commuting distances are Clinch Valley College (a four-year institution that is part of the University of Virginia system), Hazard Community College, and Southeast Community College of Harlan, Kentucky.
Opportunities to enjoy the outdoors are plentiful in Appalachia. Lilly Cornett Woods and Bad Branch Falls are tranquil nature reserves with virgin forest growth and a variety of unique plant life. The Pine Mountain Wildlife Area and the Jefferson National Forest are also located minutes away from Whitesburg. All offer breath-taking hiking trails. Carr Fork Lake is a great place to enjoy swimming, boating, camping, and picnics. Breaks Interstate Park and Kingdom Come State Park provide resort living as well as playground, swimming, and hiking facilities.
Appalshop, a world-famous arts cooperative, is located in Whitesburg. Appalshop provides an art center for the community and offers musical entertainment, film, plays, and storytelling from local and visiting talent.
"Bigger city" recreation is a quick trip down Highway 23 in the tri-cities area of Kingston, Bristol, and Johnson City, Tennessee. Lexington, Kentucky, and Knoxville, Tennessee, are easy day trips.
Rated the #1 health system in Kentucky and West Virginia by Verispan in 2005, ARH is a not-for-profit system operating nine hospitals, physician practices, skilled nursing, home health agencies, HomeCare Stores and pharmacies in eastern Kentucky and southeastern West Virginia. With over 4600 employees and more than 500 affiliated physicians, ARH is a Provider of Choice in the communities it serves. ARH has been committed to promoting good health in Central Appalachia for nearly 50 years. If you are a physician seeking a high quality lifestyle and a high quality medical practice, then you have found a home with ARH. We invite you to join the ARH team!