Resident physicians, based at AppFamily Medicine and Watauga Medical Center, work with faculty physicians in family medicine, pediatrics, women's health, and more.
Federal regulations require everyone, including individuals who are fully vaccinated, to wear a mask in healthcare settings such as hospitals and doctor’s offices.
Attention: Federal regulations require everyone, including individuals who are fully vaccinated, to wear a mask in healthcare settings such as hospitals and doctor’s offices. According to our visitation policy, please do not bring children under the age of 18 to visit hospitals or healthcare facilities. For their safety, please do not leave children unattended on ARHS property, including inside cars.
The late Dr. Al Petti spent many years as an innovative orthopedic surgeon. His wife Chris has chosen to honor his legacy with a $1 million gift to the Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation toward a new, ultramodern orthopedic program at Watauga Medical Center. A part of the orthopedic expansion project will bear the Petti name as a tribute to their history of medical excellence and community advancement. Read More: A Legacy of Giving: Major gift to Watauga Medical Center in memory of Dr. Al Petti
A new 48-bed tower will provide larger patient rooms capable of accommodating high-tech mobile medical equipment, state-of-the-art surgical suites, an updated Emergency Department, new waiting areas, and more. Read More: The Future of Healthcare: Major Upgrades Ongoing at Watauga Medical Center
On September 2, 2021, providers and staff of Watauga Medical Center held a care vigil to share their experiences with our community. Speakers candidly described what it’s like inside the hospital right now with the current COVID surge of the Delta Variant, and shared what the community can do to protect themselves and others. Read More: COVID-19 Care Vigil held at Watauga Medical Center (videos and transcripts)
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