The Heart & Vascular Center of Watauga Medical Center will provide more efficient and convenient access for patients, by integrating outpatient heart care with diagnostic services in the same convenient location.
Thanksgiving Holiday Closings
Outpatient clinics and services, patient accounts, and other administrative offices will be closed November 26-27. Watauga Medical Center and Cannon Memorial Hospital inpatient units and emergency department are always open 24/7.
The Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation and Employee Assistance Program worked with generous businesses, organizations and individuals who have shown support through donations of supplies and food. Everyone at ARHS would like to say a hearty “THANK YOU.” Read More: ARHS thanks local businesses and organizations for outpouring of support
The Rehabilitation Center, the outpatient physical and occupational therapy arm of Watauga Medical Center, received a donation of a Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) device from the High Country Breast Cancer Foundation. Read More: The Rehabilitation Center in Boone receives donation for breast cancer treatment
Local cardiologist receives international recognition, explains cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)
Dr. Hordes recently renewed his certification for the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE). He placed in the top five percent of all scores and was offered an ambassadorship for the IBHRE. Read More: Local cardiologist receives international recognition, explains cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)
Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the US. If unmanaged, it can cause life-altering symptoms such as blindness, limb amputations, and kidney failure. The good news is that you CAN take steps to prevent T2 or manage your diabetes with healthy lifestyle changes. Read More: Take the quiz: Am I at risk for type 2 diabetes?