Thank you for visiting Appalachian Regional Healthcare System's Press/Media page. Our Corporate Communications Department responds to media inquiries and disseminates news about Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS), it's member hospitals/facilities and physician practices, it's patients and health services.

We strive to provide quality media assistance, but our top priority is protecting the privacy and security of the patients we serve. For more information about the 1996 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), visit the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services website.

During a crisis situation, Corporate Communications is the official contact for Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS). Information will be shared with the media via email (fax and/or phone in some situations), so please let us know if you are not already receiving communications from ARHS via email. Please submit an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. asking us to add your email address, fax number and phone number to our media contact list.

We will also share updates with the public on our website home page and news page, our Facebook page and our Twitter account.


Appalachian Regional Healthcare System Media Contacts

Members of the media who wish to arrange an interview, need a photo or are interested in additional information about Appalachian Regional Healthcare System, Blowing Rock Rehabilitation & Davant Extended Care Center, Charles A. Cannon, Jr. Memorial Hospital, Watauga Medical Center, The Foley Center at Chestnut Ridge, any Appalachian Regional Medical Associates practice or any other ARHS owned/operated facility/department should contact:

Gillian Baker, MHA
Vice President of Corporate Communications
Phone: (828) 268-8958
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Vicki Stevens
Director, Corporate Communications & Community Outreach
Phone: (828) 268-8968
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