Appalachian Regional Healthcare System invites you to celebrate the retirement of CEO Richard G. Sparks after 39 years of service.  

On a cold Wednesday, January 4th, Blowing Rock Rehabilitation and Davant Extended Care Center (BRR DECC) patients moved into their new home in the Foley Center at Chestnut Ridge.

Flu season is upon us! With public schools, colleges and universities coming back into session, it is important to know how you can assist in stopping the transmission of illnesses like flu and stomach viruses. 


It’s flu season, and we want to do everything we can to keep our patients safe from infection. While we encourage all ARHS employees to receive the influenza vaccine, some cannot for various reasons.  To ensure that our patients are protected, the members of our staff who cannot get the flu vaccine will be wearing masks while at work. Please do not be alarmed.

Have you ever participated in a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification class? If so, you may recall a long afternoon spent learning how to provide life-saving chest compressions to a lifeless manikin. But, could you remember how many compressions to apply between rescue breaths in a real-life emergency situation?