AppFamily Medicine welcomes Dr. Beverly Womack as supervisor for gynecology, pregnancy care and childbirth. Family medicine doctors treat the whole family through every stage of life.
According to some sources, medical knowledge is expanding exponentially and doubles every 73 days. That’s a lot of change for physicians and surgeons to keep up with. In this video, Dr. Jim Califf discusses the evolution of spine surgery that he has seen throughout his career as an orthopedic…read more
A cancer diagnosis is life changing. Apart from the physical toll, cancer patients can feel terrified, anxious, and depressed. If that wasn’t enough, cancer can be a monumental financial burden for anyone. Often cancer patients and even their caretakers need to miss work for treatments. And the…read more
In this video, Jon Mitchell PhD, Appalachian State University’s Senior Associate Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Health and Well-Being, talks about the university’s relationship with AppOrtho. AppOrtho is the official sports medicine provider of App State Athletics. “Our relationship…read more
An American Healthcare Association case study featuring Appalachian Regional Behavioral Health Hospital and Cannon Memorial Hospital celebrates the unprecedented co-location healthcare model. This innovative model is now being studied by others in the industry – particularly in rural health….read more
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 three hospitals, fifteen medical offices and twenty-seven 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 family medicine, gastroenterology, general surgery, gynecology, internal medicine, obstetrics, orthopedics, pulmonology, rheumatology, thoracic surgery, urology, 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/arma.
Watauga Medical Center
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 Heart & Vascular Center. Certified by the Joint Commission, Watauga Medical Center is an accredited Primary Stroke Center. Visit apprhs.org/wataugamedical/ to learn more.
Watauga Medical Center has begun a $126 million construction project, making structural and technological enhancements to ensure the delivery of premier healthcare into the future. The 48-bed Schaefer Family Patient Care Tower is expected to be completed by the end of 2022. The building will house larger patient rooms to accommodate high-tech mobile medical equipment, state-of-the-art surgical suites, an updated Emergency Department, women’s health services, imaging and laboratory services, and new waiting areas. Visit apprhs.org/wmc-expansion/ to learn more.
Charles A. Cannon Jr. Memorial Hospital
Built in 1999, Charles A. Cannon, Jr. Memorial Hospital is an 8-bed acute care hospital fully accredited by the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare for Organizations. The full-service emergency department, imaging, laboratory, outpatient behavioral health, along with physical and occupational therapies round out the list of services. For more information, visit apprhs.org/cannon/.
Appalachian Regional Behavioral Health
Located adjacent to Cannon Memorial Hospital, Appalachian Regional Behavioral Health Hospital is a 27-bed inpatient facility. As the only Behavioral Health Hospital in a 40-mile radius, Appalachian Regional Behavioral Health felt the dire need to expand its facility after being unable to help more than 5,000 psychiatric referral patients each year due to a lack of available inpatient beds. With the help of a $6.5 million grant from the NC Department of Health and Human Services, the previous 10-bed behavioral health unit at Cannon Memorial Hospital relocated to this 27-bed facility. For more information visit apprhs.org/arbh.
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