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Folks celebrate ribbon cutting ceremony of Barbourville ARH Hospital

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Published: May. 9, 2016 at 6:06 PM EDT
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Dozens of folks in Knox County came out to celebrate the ribbon cutting of the Barbourville ARH Hospital today.

Leaders say the hospital is a good addition to the ARH chain.

Congressman Hal Rogers spoke at the event. He says hospitals are the center piece of the community and bring many jobs to the area. Officials also say it's important to have quality healthcare close to home.

"We tend to lead the nation in heart disease, in cancer, and there’s obviously a big need for that,” said Joe Grossman, President and CEO of Appalachian Regional Hospital.

"It’s utterly important that we save the hospitals that are here to stop diseases from the start,” said Congressman Hal Rogers.

Barbourville ARH was previously the Knox County hospital.

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