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About Us

Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS), the leader for healthcare in the High Country, is comprised of two hospitals, thirteen medical practices, and a rehabilitation facility with a skilled nursing care wing. Appalachian Regional Healthcare System stays committed to promoting health in the High Country, enhancing quality of life and simply “making life better.

Mission

To support the provision of high quality, compassionate healthcare for the mountain region of northwest North Carolina, northeast Tennessee with a spirit of teamwork based on a set of operating values.

Vision

Build a regional healthcare system that results in healthier individuals and enhanced quality of life.

Values

Compassion, Integrity, Excellence

News and Updates

Special Delivery: The Charlie Baker Story

Special Delivery: The Charlie Baker Story

After delivering more than 2,000 babies during his 40-year career as a pediatric and family medicine doctor in Avery County, Dr. Charlie Baker is set to retire this June. Since opening his solo practice in 1979, The Baker Center for Primary Care, a member of Appalachian Regional Medical Associates, has grown to become the cornerstone of accessible healthcare in the community. Read More: Special Delivery: The Charlie Baker Story

Men’s Health Month: 5 topics to discuss with your provider

Men’s Health Month: 5 topics to discuss with your provider

Some things we love to do and some things we need to do. You may love to play golf or go hiking. You may need to clean out the gutters or schedule your annual physical exam. The gutters need your attention but so does your health. By doing the things that you need to do, we at Appalachian…

Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval    Commission on Cancer Accredited Program   Certified_Urgent_Care Patient Centered Medical Home    American-Hospital-Association-logo

Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval    Commission on Cancer Accredited Program   Certified_Urgent_Care Patient Centered Medical Home    American-Hospital-Association-logo