Health Care

Big Sandy Health Care
Big Sandy HealthcareWhat is now the nationally known Mud Creek Clinic began with a community clinic founded by Mrs. Eula Hall. Initially housed in a trailer and supported financially by the United Mine Workers Union, the Mud Creek Clinic was located on the remote Tinker Fork of rural Floyd County. After a fire destroyed the original clinic in 1982, Mrs. Hall led fundraising efforts for construction of a new clinic. With locally raised money and funding assistance from the Appalachian Regional Commission, the Mud Creek Clinic reopened its doors at the same location in 1984. Growing community demands required two additional renovations and expansions of the Clinic. The Magoffin County Clinic, now known as Hope Family Medical Center, and the Mud Creek Clinic became part of Big Sandy Health Care.
In 1994, BSHC opened the Shelby Valley Clinic in rural Pike County, Kentucky. BSHC continues to operate three medical clinics - Hope Family Medical Center, Mud Creek Clinic, and the Shelby Valley Clinic. Big Sandy Health Care did not stop there. Recently, BSHC added a Pharmacy to the Hope Family Medical Center, a Dental Clinic at the site of the Mud Creek Clinic, and an OB/GYN clinic called Physicians for Women, located in Prestonsburg, Kentucky.
BSHC provides a wide array of healthcare services to the people in the Big Sandy region and plans to continue the tradition well into the future.



Highlands Regional Medical Center
5000 Ky Rt. 321
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
Highlands Regional Medical CenterHighlands Regional Medical Center is a not-for-profit community medical center committed to its charitable mission of serving individuals regardless of their ability to pay. HRMC, in partnership with its medical staff, employees and other community resources, will develop a healthier community by providing a safe hospital environment, health education, and the promotion of wellness. Highlands Regional Medical Center is a 184-bed (166 acute care/18 subacute), not-for profit, community owned and operated healthcare facility. Highlands is located in the scenic mountains of eastern Kentucky between the communities of Prestonsburg and Paintsville. Highlands' physicians represent family practice, cardiology, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics, internal medicine, orthopedics, urology, otolaryngology and other fields of medicine. Most of the physicians' offices are located in Prestonsburg, Paintsville and the outlying areas. The Highlands Medical Office Building, located on the main campus, has ten physicians' offices. Highlands Clinic is a specialty-care clinic offering 25 areas of specialty medicine and is staffed by physicians from the University of Kentucky and other medical specialists from around the state.



McDowell ARH Hospital
Route 122
McDowell, KY 41647
McDowell ARHMcDowell ARH Hospital is a 25-bed, Critical Access Hospital that enjoys a reputation of excellence as a patient-oriented and community-centered hospital. McDowell ARH Hospital's goal is to render first-rate quality health services to the sick or injured and promote health in the communities without regard to race, creed, sex, color, national origin, or the ability to pay. It is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. McDowell ARH Hospital was selected as one of the nations' "Top 100 Hospitals" based on Solucient's 100 Top Hospitals Benchmark for Success study. This award recognizes hospitals across the country for achieving excellence in quality of care, efficiency of operations and sustainability of overall performance. The facility is also a member of the Kentucky Telecare telemedicine network. For more information, call 606-377-3400.



Saint Joseph - Martin
11203 Main Street
Martin, KY 41649
Saint Joesph, MartinSaint Joseph - Martin (formerly Our Lady of the Way Hospital), along with Flaget Memorial Hospital, Bardstown; Marymount Medical Center, London; and Saint Joseph HealthCare, Lexington, Berea and Mount Sterling, formally began operations as Saint Joseph Health System January 1, 2008.
In September 1947, three courageous Sisters of Divine Providence of Melbourne, Kentucky - Sister Mary Edgar Timon, Sister Mary Helen Fredericks and Sister Mary Angelo Angelina, assumed ownership from Dr. Orris Gearheart of a 30-bed hospital named Martin General Hospital. The hospital’s name was later changed to Our Lady of the Way Hospital and then finally to Saint Joseph - Martin.
Saint Joseph - Martin is a non-profit critical access facility serving Floyd County and adjacent counties in Eastern Kentucky. In addition to the hospital, it operates six rural health clinics. The facility is part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), one of the largest, not-for-profit healthcare organizations in the United States. Saint Joseph - Martin is committed to excellence in all aspects of care. It is accredited by The Joint Commission which means complying with the highest national standards for safety and quality of care. In 2007, Saint Joseph - Martin participated in two unannounced Joint Commission surveys - the hospital and laboratory. Survey results were very positive, with minimal requirements for improvement. The Healthcare facility received the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval. Saint Joseph - Martin’s diligence in striving for excellence as it fulfills its mission has garnered the facility many achievements on a local, state and national level. Saint Joseph - Martin is the 9th largest employer in Floyd County with 190+ employees. Its turnover rate is 13% compared to the national average of 20%. The hospital's personnel are trained, licensed and competent. The average employee has more than ten years of experience in his or her field of expertise. The facility has experienced growth in recent years and has expanded services in response to community need. Unlike many other hospitals, Saint Joseph - Martin staffs the Pastoral Care Department with a full-time Chaplain. On-call ministerial services are provided twenty-four hours a day, seven-days-a-week with the assistance of several area ministers.