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.

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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

Hospitals & Inpatient Facilities

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News and Updates

The Kimberley Burns Story: Embracing Life with Terminal Cancer

The Kimberley Burns Story: Embracing Life with Terminal Cancer

None of us like to think about cancer. Much like other banned household words, we tend to believe that if we just ignore it long enough, if we don’t talk about it and if we pretend that it isn’t there, it will somehow leave us well enough alone. Of course, we all know that it doesn’t work that…

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Be a good visitor during flu season

Be a good visitor during flu season

The flu season began October 1 and runs through May, and according to The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, North Carolina has already seen its first two deaths as a result of flu. As a visitor to our facilities, you play an important part in preserving the health and safety of…

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When all things work together in the fight against breast cancer

When all things work together in the fight against breast cancer

At Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) patients have come to expect and appreciate the family first team approach used to diagnosis and treat breast cancer right here in the High Country. Thanks to advanced technology, a collaborative medical community, innovative surgical techniques, and a first class regional cancer center located right here in our backyard, patients are choosing now more than ever to stay in our community for their cancer treatment.

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