Appalachian Regional Healthcare System stays committed to promoting health in the High Country, enhancing quality of life and simply making life better. This charge makes Appalachian Regional Healthcare System the premier healthcare system in this region. 

We are proud of our success and recognition for delivering great healthcare to our communities. 

Awards and Recognition

 

Joint Commission http://dev.apprhs.org/administrator/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&layout=edit&id=71#Gold Seal - Watauga Medical Center is fully accredited by the Joint Commission

Joint Commission - Watauga Medical Center

Watauga Medical Center is fully accredited by the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and licensed as a 117-bed regional medical complex, offering both primary and secondary acute and specialty care. In addition to the main hospital, the campus includes The Cardiology Center of ARHS, The Sleep Center, The Wound Care Center and Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center which offers both radiation and chemotherapy on an outpatient basis. The Cancer Center is recognized as an approved community cancer care center by the American College of Surgeon's Committee on Cancer.

Joint Commission Gold Seal - Cannon Memorial Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission

Joint Commission - Cannon Memorial Hospital

Charles A. Cannon, Jr. Memorial Hospital (CMH) has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals. The accreditation award recognizes Cannon Hospital’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.

 Watauga Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval™ for certification as a Primary Stroke Center.

 Joint Commission - Primary Stroke Center - Watauga Medical Center

Watauga Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval™ for certification as a Primary Stroke Center.

he Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons awarded certificates in 1997 to the Cancer Center and WMC'scancer program.

Commission on Cancer - Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center

The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons awarded certificates in 1997 to the Cancer Center and WMC'scancer program. The Center and program were reviewed again in 2013, and is designated as a Community Cancer Center in good standing.

 American Hospital Association

The American Hospital Association

In recognition of its efforts to advance the health of individuals and communities and with due regard for its support of the American Hospital Association’s vision of a society of healthy potential communities where all individuals reach their highest potential for health Appalachian Regional Healthcare System Boone, NC is hereby granted all the rights, benefits and privileges of an Institutional Member in the American Hospital Association – June 1, 2012

 North Carolina Quality Center Logo

North Carolina Center for Hospital Quality and Patient Safety

Seven collaborative hospitals were recognized during a presentation of collaborative performance for outstanding improvement on the collaborative outcome and performance measures. Four of the seven hospitals were also recognized for sustainment of zero CAUTIs for nine consecutive months.

Certified Urgent Care - AppUrgent Care

Certified Urgent Care - AppUrgent Care

AppUrgent Care Center has received the Certified Urgent Care – Category I designation, which distinguishes it as a true urgent care center staffed by board certified licensed physicians. The clinic provides patients with walk-in, extended-hour medical attention with licensed providers for a large scope of medical conditions and has met all of the Urgent Care Association of America’s established criteria.

College of Pathologists Accredited - Appalachian Regional Healthcare System Laboratories

College of American Pathologists Accredited

Our laboratories are accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) to help improve patient safety by advancing the quality of pathology and laboratory services.

NCQA Recognition

National Committee for Quality Assurance

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has recognized the following medical practices as Tier 3 Patient Centered Medical Homes: