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Our Mission: Highlands Regional Medical Center is a not-for-profit community medical center committed to its charitable mission of serving individuals regardless of their ability to pay. HRMC, in partnership with its medical staff, employees and other community resources will develop a healthier community by providing a safe hospital environment, health education, and the promotion of wellness.

Our Vision: Highlands Regional Medical Center is an independent organization committed to being the premier health care provider that:

  • Serves the communities of the Big Sandy Region
  • Delivers superior quality, services and access
  • Aligns with its physicians for mutual success
  • Continually improves and strives for excellence


Facility & Location  Highlands Regional Medical Center is a 166 bed, not-for profit, community owned and operated healthcare facility. Our hospital is located in the scenic mountains of eastern Kentucky between the communities of Prestonsburg and Paintsville.  Located midway between Paintsville Lake and Jenny Wiley State Park, Highlands Regional Medical Center is surrounded by a wealth of natural beauty and outdoor recreation.  

Highlands provides healthcare services to a number of counties including Floyd, Johnson, Martin and Magoffin with a combined population of over 90,000 residents.  Our reach extends much farther however, to more than ten surrounding counties whose residents travel to Highlands to receive specialty medical services available at Highlands and Highlands Clinic.

Supporting Rural Communities  Highlands is proud of its rich history of community involvement and is dedicated to the citizens of eastern Kentucky.  Founded over three decades ago by a group of concerned citizens from each of the four primary counties, Highlands was established as a regional medical center to provide high quality healthcare services to people living in the surrounding rural communities.  In southern Floyd County, Highlands operates Harold Primary Care, a rural health clinic located in the community of Harold, KY. The clinic is staffed by a Board Certified Family Practitioner and a Certified Nurse Practitioner and offers care to rural residents that may not have a family physician or access to transportation. Services provided by the Harold Primary Care clinic are vital to Highland’s mission to make health care accessible to citizens from some of the most rural areas in Kentucky. 

Highly Trained Medical Professionals 
Highlands medical staff consists of over 100 physicians and medical specialists representing disciplines including but not limited to:

  • Family practice
  • Cardiology
  • Obstetrics/gynecology
  • Pediatrics
  • Internal medicine
  • Orthopedics
  • Urology
  • Otolaryngology


Highlands Clinics  Most of our physicians work in offices located locally in Prestonsburg, Paintsville and the outlying areas.  However, Highlands also offers the services of medical specialists through the Highlands Clinic.  The Highlands Clinic offers access to 25 areas of specialty medicine and is staffed by physicians from the University of Kentucky and other medical specialists from around the state. These physicians travel to the clinic on a weekly or bi-weekly basis to provide consultant or follow-up care in areas such as neurosurgery, oncology, cardio-thoracic, and high-risk prenatal care - eliminating the need for patients to travel long distances to see a specialist.  Highlands is dedicated to bringing the highest quality care possible to eastern Kentucky, and is constantly working to recruit new physicians and offer new services at Highlands Clinic.

We’re Here for You
  You, our customer/patient, are the reason we exist and we are committed to providing you with high quality healthcare services.  Highlands Regional Medical Center, along with its parent company Consolidated Health Systems, is working to ensure essential and accessible healthcare to the citizens of eastern Kentucky.  We remain dedicated to promoting quality, performance improvement, efficiency and productivity, and work to facilitate the consolidation of resources while continuing to explore alliances with other healthcare providers to better address community needs.  Working together, we can all make a positive difference for the families and communities of eastern Kentucky.