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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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Get Involved with ARHS Foundation

Get Involved with ARHS Foundation

pinnacle society The Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation invites interested contributors to join us in helping advance healthcare in the High Country. The generous gifts of our donors bring caring and hope into the lives of thousands of families each year in the high country.

Without the financial support of our donors, we could not have built improved facilities, enhanced patient care services, acquired advanced medical technology and retained the excellent caregivers that we have at Cannon Memorial Hospital and Watauga Medical Center. The Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation truly understands the invaluable gifts our donors provide, and see it has an honor to recognize them in any and every way possible.

Pinnacle describes those individuals who understand the importance of having access to superior healthcare and who illustrate the true spirit of philanthropy through their leadership gifts.

Members may elect to make their gifts unrestricted, allowing their philanthropic support to be used where the need is greatest. Or, they may designate that their support be restricted for use by a specific Appalachian Regional Healthcare System hospital or program for which they have a special affinity.

As the cumulative gifts of Pinnacles rise above $10,000, other levels of membership are recognized. The Foundation’s highest honor, the Summit recognizes individuals whose cumulative giving has reached 1,000,000 or more.

The Pinnacle Society gratefully acknowledges members who have made a commitment to the Foundation of $10,000 or more, payable over 10 years or less. The Pinnacle Society Recognition Dinner is held annually to welcome new members and to report on the achievements made possible by their generosity.

We appreciate each and every gift and are grateful for the support of all of our donors who give annually, frequently, or make a one-time donation to the Foundation. We look forward to your participation as a partner in the Pinnacle Society.

Giving Levels:

  • Summit: $1,000,000 +
  • Apex: $500,000 – $999,999
  • Peak: $250,000 – $499,999
  • Ridge: $100,000 – $249,999
  • Cliff: $25,000 – $99,999
  • Range: $10,000 – $24,999

For more information, call (828) 262-4391.

Impact Women’s Health

Impact Women’s Health

Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) pursues the best possible care for women here in the High Country. Harmony Center for Women and the Wilma Redmond Breast Center both provide top-of-the-line services for women in all stages of life.

Wilma Redmond Fund

The Wilma Redmond Mammography Fund is dedicated to the memory of Wilma Redmond who for more than twenty years managed Watauga Medical Center’s Imaging Department and fought courageously to overcome her own breast cancer. When she died in 2002, a fund was established by Watauga Medical Center Foundation for contributions received by her family and friends.

The Fund provides free mammograms for uninsured women thirty-five years and older who have never had a mammogram. The goal of the program is to have all women undergo annual mammograms for early detection and diagnosis so that the proper timely treatment of breast cancer can take place.

Wilma Redmond Breast Center

This center allow patients to stay in one facility for diagnostic procedures, and significantly reduces diagnostic time.

Support Watauga Medical Center

Support Watauga Medical Center

Watauga Medical Watauga Medical Center is fully accredited by the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and licensed as a 117-bed regional medical complex, offering both primary and secondary acute and specialty care. In addition to the main hospital, the campus includes The Cardiology Center of ARHS, The Sleep Center, The Wound Care Center and Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center

Watauga Medical Center – Donors may elect to make their gifts unrestricted, allowing their philanthropic support to be used where the need is greatest.

Provide pet therapy

Provide pet therapy

Knox - PAWS therapy PAWS (Pet Assisted Wellness Support) is the therapy dog visitation program at Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS). The program offers patients an opportunity to ‘pause’ and forget about their treatment for a few moments while interacting with a registered therapy dog.

Animals provide many therapeutic and health benefits. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, pet therapy can aid in achieving human physical, social, emotional and cognitive function goals. Pet therapy visits typically last a few minutes and can help reduce stress and anxiety, lower blood pressure, promote social interaction and provide encouragement and motivation during the treatment and recovery process.

PAWS teams are available to visit patients at ARHS facilities upon request.

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Pet Therapy Dog Qualifications

PAWS handlers must successfully complete the process to become an ARHS PAWS volunteer. Once approved, the dog and handler team receive an official (ARHS) Volunteer ID Badge and may begin visiting at an approved ARHS facilities.

Requirements:

  • Dog’s owner must have insurance
  • Current pet health and vaccination record
  • Therapy dog certification documentation
  • Contact information for veterinarian

PAWS dogs must be certified or registered by:

  • Alliance of Therapy Dogs / Therapy Dogs Inc.
  • Therapy Dogs International
  • Therapy Pets Unlimited

To volunteer with the PAWS program, call (828) 737-7538.

Help heal a heart

Help heal a heart

Heart & Vascular Center With over ten different services, six providers, and three different locations in the area, The Heart & Vascular Center at Appalachian Regional Healthcare System is committed to providing our patients here in the High Country with the best possible care.

Appalachian Regional Healthcare System Heart & Vascular Center – Donors may elect to make their gifts unrestricted, allowing their philanthropic support to be used where the need is greatest.

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