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The chief administrator for Harlan ARH will become the new Community CEO for the Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center, according to a press release from the health care agency’s corporate office on Monday.

Dan Stone will officially assume his duties at Hazard ARH on Nov. 4.

Having served since 2008 as the Community CEO for Harlan ARH Hospital, Stone will replace current Hazard ARH CCEO Donnie Fields. Fields is the new CEO of ARH Physician and Home Services for the system.

“We are pleased that Mr. Stone will lead the Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center during a time of excitement and extensive growth and believe his wealth of knowledge and experience will serve him well,” said Joe Grossman, president and CEO for the ARH system. “He shares ARH’s commitment to providing quality care and we are confident that he will work diligently to continue to build the level of health care provided to the residents of Hazard and surrounding communities.”

Under Stone’s leadership Harlan ARH has seen financial success and has consistently been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of health care, and one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America.

Stone has nearly 30 years of executive health care experience, having previously served as an administrator, chief operating officer and vice president at hospitals and health systems in Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina and California, as well as Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville, Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington and King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland.

He has also held management positions in physician practice management, behavioral health, marketing and nursing.

Stone began his career as a staff nurse at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C., after earning a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond and later a diploma of nursing from St. Mary’s School of Nursing, Huntington, W.Va.

The Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center is currently undergoing a $47 million expansion project that will add an additional 100,000 square feet to the medical center and create nearly 150 new health care jobs.

The project will include a new patient tower with a new 24-bed emergency department on the first floor, a dedicated 16-bed cardiac critical care unit and 34 private rooms.

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