Marshall Health teams up with ARH, Mountain Health Network, World Central Kitchen to provide relief to flood victims

8/5/2022


Eastern Ky. - Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) is teaming up with Marshall Health, Mountain Health Network (MHN), and World Central Kitchen Saturday to provide a free mobile health clinic, flood relief supply distribution, and a hot meal to those in the Knott County community affected by the recent flooding.  

Tomorrow, the mobile clinic will be stationed in the Hindman and Carrie communities and will have services including screenings, medical exams, immunizations, referrals, and over-the-counter medications provided byMarshall Health physicians, students, and resident physicians from the Marshall University schools of medicine and pharmacy. The team will provide a number of supplies and vaccinations, including tetanus and hepatitis A, provided by Mountain Health Network and the Robert C. Byrd Center for Rural Health at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.

ARH will be on hand to distribute flood relief supplies and the World Central Kitchen will be on-site at each location to provide a hot meal. Marshall Medical Outreach, a medical student-led free mobile health clinic, will offer blankets, bleach, mops, clothes, etc., collected through donations.

These services will be provided in the following Knott County communities:

Hindman

 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. - Community Trust Bank, 107 West Main Street, Hindman KY

Carrie

2 p.m. – 7 p.m. - Montgomery Baptist Church, 290 Kings Harbor Road, Carrie, KY

“Thank you to the team at ARH for giving our medical and pharmacy students, resident physicians, clinical faculty, and friends at Mountain Health Network a platform to lend our collective support to eastern Kentucky,” said Bobby L. Miller, M.D., interim dean of the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. “Understanding that medicine represents a calling to help those in need and being able to put our knowledge and skills into practice when a community is in need represents the altruistic attributes that should be displayed by any physician. To see our medical students taking a leading role in these volunteer efforts certainly gives us much to be proud of.”   

“It is extremely important to us that we support our neighbors in Eastern Kentucky. As many of us at Mountain Health have loved ones who are affected, we are personally motivated to do what we can to help these communities heal,” said Kevin Yingling, RPh, MD, FACP, CEO of Mountain Health Network and president of Cabell Huntington Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center. “Thank you to the physicians, residents, pharmacists, and staff who are in the community assisting and to our supply chain operations team for organizing the delivery of these important medical supplies. We are sending caring people with quality resources to assist, and I am confident in their efforts to provide the care so desperately needed right now. We also send our prayers to the many people who are impacted by this heartbreaking situation.”

 

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About Marshall Health

Marshall Health is the clinical enterprise of Marshall University and its Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Marshall Health brings together a comprehensive care team of 400 providers in 75 areas of primary and specialty care. As part of an academic health system with Mountain Health Network, Marshall Health is committed to improving access to care throughout southern West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky through advanced technologies and research that benefit its patients and the communities it serves. To learn more, visit marshallhealth.org. 

 

About Mountain Health

Mountain Health Network is a West Virginia-based not-for-profit health delivery system comprised of Cabell Huntington Hospital, a 303-bed teaching hospital for Marshall University Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy and Nursing; St. Mary’s Medical Center, a 393-bed teaching hospital that operates St. Mary’s Schools of Nursing, Respiratory Care and Medical Imaging; Hoops Family Children’s Hospital, a 72-bed pediatric specialty hospital within Cabell Huntington Hospital; HIMG, a 60-member multi-specialty physician group; and a management agreement with Pleasant Valley Hospital, a 101 acute-bed hospital. Mountain Health is committed to improving the health and well-being of over one million children and adults in 23 counties in West Virginia, southern Ohio and eastern Kentucky through understanding, respecting and meeting their needs.  www.mountainhealthnetwork.org


About World Central Kitchen

Founded in 2010 by Chef José Andrés, World Central Kitchen (WCK) is first to the frontlines, providing meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises while working to build resilient food systems with locally led solutions. WCK has served more than 100 million fresh meals to people impacted by natural disasters and other crises around the world. WCK’s Resilience Programs strengthen food and nutrition security by training chefs and school cooks; advancing clean cooking practices; and awarding grants to farms, fisheries, and small food businesses while also providing educational and networking opportunities. Learn more at wck.org.


About Appalachian Regional Healthcare
Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) is a not-for-profit health system operating 14 hospitals in Barbourville, Hazard, Harlan, Hyden, Martin, McDowell, Middlesboro, Paintsville, Prestonsburg, West Liberty, Whitesburg, and South Williamson in Kentucky and Beckley and Hinton in West Virginia, as well as multi-specialty physician practices, home health agencies, home medical equipment stores and retail pharmacies. ARH employs nearly 6,500 people with an annual payroll and benefits of $330 million generated into our local economies. ARH also has a network of more than 600 active and courtesy medical staff members. ARH is the largest provider of care and the single largest employer in southeastern Kentucky and the third largest private employer in southern West Virginia.


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Assistant Director of External Affairs
304-691-1713 
mcknigh4@marshall.edu


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