The nine hospitals that made up the United Mine Workers of America’s Miners Memorial Hospital Association were a striking innovation and introduced new services to the Central Appalachian coalfields in the mid-1950s. Today, the health system, now known as Appalachian Regional Healthcare continues its mission in the mountains by offering a local option for the most state-of-the-art technology and advanced quality healthcare. The ARH Foundation for Healthier Communities was established in 2006 as a tax-exempt 501c (3) fund-raising arm of the ARH system. For a non profit, rural hospital system like ARH, increased philanthropic support is vital to maintaining the latest technology, quality facilities, and program and services. Your contributions will go toward the purchase of new technology, facility improvements and new services to assist those who are not able to pay for healthcare. In 2011, ARH provided nearly $120 million in uncompensated care for the uninsured and under insured.