About Us

In addition to longterm care, Hazard Health and Rehabilitation Center also provides physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Many residents arrive for short term rehabilitation stays to regain strength and mobility prior to returning home.

We emphasize lifelong learning, personal growth, well-being and health. We offer everything needed for long-term care, or short-term rehabilitation (both inpatient and outpatient). Our facilities offer calm, comfortable surroundings to enhance personal freedom and dignity.

Our facility features a library, private chapel, secure courtyard, private room options, a beauty parlor, and bakery. Each large room has a private bathroom. The recreation areas are spacious. The private courtyard is accessible from our common areas. Our well-equipped rehabilitation facility is fully staffed, and offers both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitative care.

Our facility offers 24-hour nursing care, physicians, pharmaceutical services, lab services, along with speech, physical and occupational therapies. We also feature special menus and diets, created and monitored carefully by a registered dietitian.

Whether you and your family’s medical advisors are evaluating a short-term rehabilitative and recuperative stay for a family member or loved one, or the prospect of long-term care, we invite you to call today to schedule a tour.

Hazard Health and Rehabilitation Center offers a variety of engaging daily activities to reflect residents’ interests. We are actively involved in the community and a typical resident’s day might involve participation in everything from parades to pet therapy. These activities are designed to help give our residents the opportunity to not only maintain but improve their quality of life. We feature a beautiful lobby area and quaint, cozy dayrooms for families and residents to visit or have activities together such as birthday parties. Residents and families can also enjoy a cozy front porch with ceiling fans for southern comfort or the garden areas where we host cookouts during summer months.

Hazard Health and Rehabilitation Center offers phone and cable connections in each room, electronic security, individual heating and air units, private and semi-private rooms, the Wanderguard System, and Hospice services. We’d like to invite you visit our facility, and experience the spirit of caring from the heart, from the moment you walk through the front door. Hazard has achieved a reputation of quality care in a home-like setting, with a dedicated, compassionate staff.



  • 2008 – KAHCF Statewide Volunteer Group of the Year
  • 2007 – KAHCF Statewide Adult Volunteer of the Year
  • 2005 – KAHCF Statewide Community Outreach
  • 2003 – Chamber of Commerce Best Established Business Award
  • 2000 – KAHCF Statewide Activity Director of the Year
  • 2000 – KAHCF Eastern District Activity Director of the Year
  • 2000 – KAHCF Eastern District Nurse Aide of the Year

Who We Are

Administrator Charlotte Thornsberry began her nursing career in 1978 as a RN at Hazard Appalachian Hospital.  She remained there for over twenty three years in management positions on a wide variety of units. She continued her education over the years and obtained her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from EKU and then a Masters of…

Dietary Manager Jimmy Combs has been with Hazard Health and Rehabilitation Center for four years.  He started out as a part-time Dietary Aide.  After only three years, his dedication and drive was recognized and he was promoted to Dietary Manager. Jimmy is outgoing and popular here at Hazard HRC! He is known for always being…

Gina Campbell-Couch, Occupational Therapist, is the Therapy Department Manager for Hazard HRC. She has been with the facility for fifteen years and has served as the department manager for the past seven years.  Her department offers occupational therapy, physical therapy as well as speech therapy. Our fifteen member staff has a combined experience of over…

Activity Director Michelle Branson first began working at Hazard Health and Rehabilitation Center in 2014 as the Admission Coordinator. While in that position she became more and more involved with resident activities, and in January 2018 she was delighted to accept the position of Activities Director. Her upbeat personality and her smile entices residents to…