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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

The Healthy Heart Collaborative for American Heart Month

The Healthy Heart Collaborative for American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month. Join The Cardiology Center, Omar Carter Foundation, Beaver College of Health Sciences, and other partners as we work together to educate the High Country on bystander CPR and AED training and awareness. In addition to the events below, every Beaver College of…

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The Mary Finley Story: Understanding the heart of second chances

The Mary Finley Story: Understanding the heart of second chances

By Josh Jarman How do you define love? To every retailer’s delight, this question seems to always resurface at Valentine’s Day. For better or worse we have become conditioned as a society to celebrate the “heart holiday” with flowers, chocolates and greeting cards. Although these gifts are…

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