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AppFamily Medicine accepting new patients

AppFamily Medicine will be a true “family practice” that will provide comprehensive care for all ages, from infants to adults.

Urgent Care and Walk-in Care

Robotic-Assisted Knee Replacement

AppOrtho is the only orthopedics practice in western NC to offer robotics-assisted partial and total knee replacement using the NAVIO® surgical system, only at Watauga Medical Center.

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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Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) to open a new Family Practice.

AppFamily Medicine will be a true “family practice” that will provide comprehensive care for all ages, from infants to adults. AppFamily’s primary care providers will be your family’s healthcare partner. In addition to providing general care for the entire family, AppFamily Medicine will also provide treatment for a wide range of medical issues Read More: Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) to open a new Family Practice.

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Then and Now: Breast cancer detection and treatment in the High Country

At Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) patients have come to expect and appreciate the family-first team approach used to diagnose and treat breast cancer in the High Country. Thanks to advanced technology, a collaborative medical community, innovative surgical techniques, and a first-class regional cancer center located right here in our backyard, patients are choosing now more than ever to stay in our community for their cancer treatment.
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ARHS announces changes for The Foley Center at Chestnut Ridge

Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) is pleased to announce that effective October 1, 2019, Liberty Healthcare Properties of Watauga County, LLC and Liberty Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Watauga County, LLC (Liberty) became the owner/operator, respectively, of the Foley Center at Chestnut Ridge, located in Blowing Rock, N.C. Read More: ARHS announces changes for The Foley Center at Chestnut Ridge

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Appalachian Regional Healthcare System

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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Support Cancer Care

Thank you for your support of Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation. Your gift to the Radiation Oncology Capital Project will help to enhance our technology, reduce treatment time, and improve outcomes for our patients.

 

Help improve cancer care in the High Country

The Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center, consisting of medical oncology and radiation oncology is an important part of the Appalachian Regional Healthcare System.  In an effort to provide the best care possible, we are excited to announce new technology enhancements to Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center that are already improving outcomes and providing state-of-the-art cancer care to our community.

1.5 Million

to fund the new CT machine and Linear Accelerator upgrade for high clarity images, radiation exposure reduction, and faster treatments

300 patients per year

receive cancer treatment at Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center

Additional local therapies

to accommodate more patients and ease anxiety when scheduling treatments

Reduced treatment time

The new Linear Accelerator Head Unit (LINAC) reduces treatment table time from 40 minutes to 10 minutes

The number of new cancer diagnoses at Watauga Medical Center between January 1, 2016 and May 31, 2017, based on patients’ county of residence

From top: New CT machine, new Linear Accelerator Head Unit (LINAC)

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