Michael Slusher has served as the Community Chief Executive Officer at Middlesboro ARH located in Bell County, Kentucky for over 8 years. Middlesboro ARH includes a 96 bed, Joint Commission accredited, rural community hospital; an employed network of 18 providers; a home health agency; a home care store; and a retail pharmacy. Middlesboro ARH is part of the not-for-profit Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) system serving 350,000 residents across Eastern Kentucky and Southern West Virginia. The ARH system operates 11 hospitals and employs nearly 5,000 people with a network of more than 600 active and courtesy medical staff members representing various specialties. The ARH system is firmly committed to its mission of improving the health and promoting the well-being of all people in the Appalachian mountains of Eastern Kentucky and Southern West Virginia. Michael has over 32 years of total healthcare experience. He obtained a Master’s in Health Administration Degree from The Ohio State University and completed a Post-graduate Administrative Fellowship at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Michael is also a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is involved in the community as a board member of the Lake Cumberland Chapter of the American Red Cross; the Middlesboro Independent Schools Foundation Board; the Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Business Advisory Council; and is President of Middlesboro Kiwanis. Michael and his wife, Diane, have been married for 30 years and have 2 grown children, Benjamin and Sarah.