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Appalachian Regional Healthcare CEO Joe Grossman
Joe Grossman
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  1. Great company to work for, very family oriented.

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    Current Employee - RN Staff Nurse in Whitesburg, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Appalachian Regional Healthcare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Small Town environment, co-workers are like family.

    Cons

    Short staffing leads to mandations.

    Advice to Management

    Look for ways to improve staff retention and attract new employees.

  2. PCA

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Appalachian Regional Healthcare full-time

      Pros

      Great doctors and staff to work with

      Cons

      They hire traveling nurses (which are great) but they should be hiring local for a more stable hospital/staff environment.

    • RN staff

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      Former Employee - RN Staff Nurse in Hazard, KY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Appalachian Regional Healthcare full-time

      Pros

      nothing good about this company. run.. don't even think of getting a job here. a very toxic environment. especially with management.

      Cons

      vindictive, and punitive. they will go after your license. it is whom you know not what you know. so backward in everything including the way the hospital is managed.

      Advice to Management

      listen to your staff. the worst place to work. better to be unemployed than work in this place. the locals hate this hospital. Managers don't even have a bachelors degree. so how do you expect this place to work?

    • Caring Employer, Offers Stability and Satisfaction

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      Former Employee - Senior Director in Hazard, KY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Appalachian Regional Healthcare full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Close knit company and offer room for advancement

      Cons

      Compensation for management staff is low for some positions

      Advice to Management

      When promoting from within, increase compensation to same level you would have to pay someone joining the company from outside the company

    • Good pay for Hazard, KY

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Appalachian Regional Healthcare full-time

      Pros

      Standardized pay grades and raises, you know what you will be making based on your qualifications.

      Cons

      Not enough staff in almost all departments. This leaves staff stressed and in a bad mood and does not promote a good work environment, in addition to decreasing patient care.

      Advice to Management

      You are an expanding company, understand that with the increase in patient load you will need to increase staff to compensate for this.

    • Lot of work very little reward or recognition.

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hazard, KY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Appalachian Regional Healthcare full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Great coworkers, steady and stable company, benefits are okay. You could do much worse in Eastern KY.

      Cons

      Pay is horrifyingly low. It isn't anywhere near similar to pay in Lexington. Further, if they figure out you are competent you will do your job and many others as well. It has a tendency to balloon. That further complicates the fact that you are already underpaid. Frustration just builds and builds. Old school mentality. It definitely depends on who you know if you want to get ahead. Also how you look and present...

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      Advice to Management

      Talent and hard work should be rewarded. There is a lot of glory stealing by administration. Look deeper. Really learn your business and those people in the lower positions. I think you will find extremely dedicated people but this company could definitely use a shakeup. You have a lot of unproductive, dead weight. Then there are extremely dedicated hard working people that are not rewarded. It is very frustrating...

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    • Caring for the community

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Appalachian Regional Healthcare full-time

      Pros

      Taking care of the people of my community; excellent co-workers

      Cons

      Below market salaries; lack of accountability in key positions

    • Clerk

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Appalachian Regional Healthcare full-time

      Pros

      ARH is usually reasonable when it comes to family needs.

      Cons

      Management does not consult with staff regarding decisions. Implementation of new procedures is not thought out. The hiring process can be selective and biased.

      Advice to Management

      Listen to your staff. Put people in positions that know the position. Don't hire by education only.

    • Not a bad place to work

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beckley, WV
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Appalachian Regional Healthcare full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Health insurance, friendly staff, great incentive rewards

      Cons

      Pay isn't all that great and too long between pay raises.

    • Toxic environment

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Appalachian Regional Healthcare full-time

      Pros

      Insurance was good, many locations

      Cons

      Terrible leadership, advance by relationships rather than performance, toxic workplace

      Advice to Management

      Place good people in management or declines will continue

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