McDowell ARH Hospital is within the not-for-profit ARH system. The hospital is a 25-bed critical access facility, offering most primary and a host of secondary health services. It focuses on being a patient-oriented and community-centered healthcare provider. McDowell ARH Hospital has been designated as one of the iVantage HEALTHSTRONG Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) in the United States for quality of care and ranking in the top quartile of patient satisfaction.
McDowell is a rural community, located in southeastern Kentucky in the Central Appalachian Mountains. The town offers many activities for the outdoor enthusiast, including baseball, tennis, swimming, golfing, camping and boating. This town provides low housing costs and low cost of living. McDowell is about 2.5 hours east of Lexington and about 3 hours east of Louisville.