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Cannon Memorial Hospital Expansion

Cannon Memorial Hospital Renovations

Renovations are underway to create a new 8-bed acute care unit, followed by  an additional 27 behavioral health inpatient beds.

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Howard E. Covington Jr.’s new book brings to life ‘The People and Hospitals that Became Appalachian Regional Healthcare System’

In captivating detail, Covington goes on to reveal the innermost thoughts, dreams and struggles of the High Country’s most influential healthcare visionaries. Thanks to people like Isaac “Ike” Garfield Greer, Richard Sparks, Dougherty, Tufts, and countless others, patients no longer need to leave the mountain for their healthcare needs. These brave men and women laid the foundation for what is today the Appalachian Regional Healthcare System. Read More: Howard E. Covington Jr.’s new book brings to life ‘The People and Hospitals that Became Appalachian Regional Healthcare System’
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Appalachian Regional Healthcare System

Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) is the leading healthcare system in the High Country. Committed to building a healthier community and simply ​Making Life Better​, ARHS offers access to two hospitals, thirteen medical offices and twenty-two outpatient services. Appalachian Regional Healthcare System strives to continuously provide all members of the community with access to the best possible medical treatment, illness prevention, research, and wellness education. Visit ​apprhs.org​ for more information.
 

Appalachian Regional Medical Associates 

Since 2006, Appalachian Regional Medical Associates (ARMA) has assisted in providing healthcare access to residents of the High Country and surrounding communities. The multispecialty medical practice group offers services including cardiology, family medicine, gastroenterology, general surgery, gynecology, internal medicine, obstetrics, orthopedics, pulmonology, rheumatology, thoracic surgery, urology, urgent care, vascular surgery, and women’s health. Each ARMA medical office utilizes an electronic medical record system that allows patients to easily transition from one ARMA practice to another. For more information, visit ​apprhs.org/appalachianregionalmedicalassociates/​.
 

Watauga Medical Center

Serving the community since 2007, Watauga Medical Center is a licensed 117-bed regional medical complex, offering both primary and secondary acute and specialty care. Patients are offered the best care with access to services including cancer treatment, respiratory therapy, imaging, radiology, laboratory services, surgery, cardiology, pain management, wound care, emergency services, and physical and occupational rehabilitation therapy. Watauga Medical Center’s campus is also home to Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center and The Cardiology Center. Certified by the Joint Commission, Watauga Medical Center is an accredited Primary Stroke Center. Visit ​apprhs.org/wataugamedical/​ to learn more.
 

Charles A. Cannon Jr. Memorial Hospital 

Here to meet the needs of the community, Charles A. Cannon Jr. Memorial Hospital serves as the hub of healthcare in Avery County. The full-service medical campus offers inpatient medical care, imaging, laboratory services, primary care, surgery, rehabilitation, cardiopulmonary services, and behavioral health services. Thanks to a $6.5 million grant provided by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Cannon Memorial Hospital has begun it’s two-and-a-half year construction project to expand the availability of behavioral health beds from ten to thirty-seven. With the goal to provide the best care possible, Charles A. Cannon, Jr. Memorial Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare for Organizations. For more information, visit ​apprhs.org/cannon/​.

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