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.”
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.
Build a regional healthcare system that results in healthier individuals and enhanced quality of life.
Compassion, Integrity, Excellence
News and Updates
Back pain can present itself in many different ways, which can be overwhelming and confusing. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Califf provides information and possible treatment options for common causes of back pain.read more
Excitement was in the air as Watauga Medical Center staff gathered around the loading dock in hopes of witnessing history. At last, the long-awaited day had come, “it” was here. The crowd cheered as a medical transport truck unloaded a new high-tech piece of equipment, the first robot-assisted…read more
Appalachian Regional Healthcare System will be observe the following holidays: November 22-23, 2018 – Thanksgiving December 25, 2018 – Christmas January 1, 2019 – New Year’s Day What does this mean for patients? Appalachian Regional Healthcare System hospitals are open 24 hours a day, 7…read more