ARH announces President & CEO Jerry Haynes will retire. Joe Grossman will take the helm


December 7, 2012 — The Board of Trustees for the Appalachian Regional Healthcare system announced today the forthcoming retirement of ARH President and Chief Executive Officer Jerry W. Haynes, and named Haynes' successor.

Haynes, who has served at the helm of eastern Kentucky's largest healthcare system for the past seven-and-a half years, is expected to retire April 30, ending a 34-year career with ARH. The board named Joe Grossman, current ARH Vice President of Fiscal Affairs and Chief Financial Officer, to succeed Haynes as President and Chief Executive Officer for the healthcare system which operates10 hospitals, multi-specialty physician practices, home health agencies, HomeCare Stores and retail pharmacies in eastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia.

"Under Jerry Haynes' leadership, the ARH system has seen numerous achievements and has consistently been recognized for its medical excellence," said ARH Board Chairman Emmett S. Pugh, III. "During his lengthy career with ARH, Jerry's knowledge and commitment to this healthcare system and the care that it provides have made a lasting impact on the availability and quality of healthcare in eastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia that will continue to be felt in the years to come."

During his career with ARH, Haynes has served in numerous leadership positions including Executive Director of Operations; Community CEO for ARH hospitals in Hazard, Whitesburg and McDowell, Ky., and Beckley, WVa; Chief Compliance Officer; and Assistant Administrator of Home Services and ARH Physician Clinics. During Haynes' tenure as President and CEO, ARH has seen a number of multi-million dollar renovations and additions to its facilities, as well as the addition of numerous new services and state-of-the-art equipment.

"When searching for a new President and Chief Executive Officer for a healthcare system as vast and complex as ARH, we knew that it was not only important for that person to lead an integrated health system but to also understand the unique challenges we face and be committed to our longstanding mission as it pertains to caring for the people of Central Appalachia," Pugh says. "Joe Grossman will bring valuable knowledge and unique experience to this position that will serve our healthcare system well as we move forward."

Pugh says as Vice President of Fiscal Affairs, Grossman has worked closely with Haynes and other members of ARH leadership to push the health system into a solid financial position in the wake of cuts to governmental funding sources while continuing to launch a number of initiatives and projects that directly benefit the rural communities ARH serves.

Grossman has served as Vice President for Fiscal Affairs and Chief Financial Officer for the ARH system since 2008. Grossman joined ARH 10 years ago and previously served as the health system’s Controller and Vice President of Operations and Chief Operating Officer.

Prior to joining ARH, Grossman served as Chief Financial Officer for Ephraim McDowell Health Inc. in Danville. He also served as Chief Financial Officer for Lexington’s Good Samaritan Hospital and Lexington HealthMark in Nashville. Grossman earned a bachelor's degree in industrial management from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana and is a certified public accountant. He also is a Certified Healthcare Financial Professional and a Fellow with the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Haynes will continue to serve on the ARH Foundation for Healthier Communities Board. He has served on this board for the past six years.


About Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) Appalachian Regional Healthcare is a not-for-profit health system serving 350,000 residents across Eastern Kentucky and Southern West Virginia. Operating 10 hospitals, multi-specialty physician practices, home health agencies, HomeCare Stores and retail pharmacies, ARH is the largest provider of care and single largest employer in southeastern Kentucky and the third largest private employer in southern West Virginia.

The ARH system employs nearly 5,000 people and has a network of more than 600 active and courtesy medical staff members representing various specialties. Firmly committed to its mission of improving the health and promoting the well-being of all people in Eastern Kentucky and Southern West Virginia, in the past 12 months alone, ARH provided nearly $133 million in uncompensated care for the uninsured and underinsured.

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