After hearing that his health was in jeopardy a few months ago, Justin Weltz will graduate this spring with a Thrive “degree” in improved fitness from the Paul H. Broyhill Wellness Center and a Master’s degree in English from Appalachian State University.

Have you ever received a scholarship and wondered what it could mean for your future? Callie Crump, Pulmonary Navigator at Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS), certainly has.

The Paul H. Broyhill Wellness Center recently raised $3,640 to support patient scholarships for the Parkinson’s Boxing Program in an initiative known as “10 for 20.” In December of 2016, just in time for the holidays, members of the community purchased 10 guest passes for $20 with all of the proceeds benefiting the program.

Can you remember the last time you were sick and unable to schedule an appointment at your doctor’s office? All too often, patients feel helpless and frustrated when they hear that their medical provider’s next available appointment is more than two weeks out.

An interesting series of serendipitous events led William Orr to Cannon Memorial Hospital.

As a child, Orr desired to follow in his father’s footsteps by serving in the military and working with airplanes. After serving in the Navy for four years, his dream came true when he was hired as an aircraft fabricator and repairman for several large aircraft producing companies. Orr relished the opportunity and he proudly served in that capacity for 20 years.