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Help patients in crisis

Help patients in crisis

appalachian_health Appalachian Regional Healthcare System is dedicated to serving our patients regardless of ability to pay. The Patient Emergency Fund and Cancer Patient Emergency Fund cares for our patients’ and their families through providing funds for medication, transportation, housing, and other critical needs when they are receiving treatment from ARHS. To help support those receiving care here in our community, please consider contributing to these funds. Your gift makes a difference.

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Patient Emergency Fund

The Patient Emergency Fund made available at Appalachian Regional Healthcare System allows the system to truly meet the needs of our patient population. Medication provision for those without insurance, coverage of electricity and kerosene or propane for those who are so ill they cannot return home without support, and grocery cards to allow individuals to have healthy meals available are just a few of the ways this fund is utilized on a regular basis to meet the needs of our residents in a medical crisis.

 

Cancer Patient Emergency Fund

The Cancer Patient Emergency Fund provides financial assistance to Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center patients for items such as gasoline for transportation to treatments, utility bills, medications and grocery expenses. Originally started and maintained by The Park Foundation, the fund has donated thousands of dollars since its inception in 2007.

Support Cannon Memorial Hospital

Support Cannon Memorial Hospital

Cannon Memorial Hospital Built in 1999, Charles A. Cannon, Jr. Memorial Hospital is a 25-bed acute care hospital with a 10-bed inpatient behavioral health unit. The full-service emergency department, imaging department, laboratory, outpatient behavioral health, The Rehabilitation Center offering physical and occupational therapies, and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation round out the list of services. Conveniently located in Linville, the center point of Avery County, Cannon is accessible to meet the healthcare needs of the community.

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Avery Cancer Resource Alliance

The Avery County Cancer Resource Center opened March 5, 2007. Initially located in the dressing area of the radiology department at Cannon Memorial Hospital, the center relocated in July 2009 into an office suite in the Sloop Medical Office Plaza on the Cannon Memorial Hospital campus. The center includes a wig bank, donated by the American Cancer Society, as well as turbans and hats purchased by the Cannon Memorial Hospital Volunteer program. Local volunteers also knit caps for chemo patients.

The Avery County Cancer Resource Center gives Appalachian Regional Healthcare System cancer patients access to:

  • Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program
  • General Cancer Screenings
  • Reach to Recovery
  • Road to Recovery
  • Look Good Feel Better
  • Wigs/Turbans/Hats
  • Lymphedema Treatments
  • Support Groups
  • Prosthetics

 

Primary Care

The Baker Center for Primary Care, which opened in the Sloop Medical Plaza in 2013, provides Avery County residents with accessible, compassionate and high quality care for the entire family.

 

Cannon Memorial Hospital

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

Help provide cancer care

Help provide cancer care

Under the direction of Appalachian Regional Healthcare System, the Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center, has matured over more than 20 years into a highly respected regional facility providing broadly based cancer care to residents of the High Country and beyond. In 2014, there were 4,733 patient visits and 8,060 treatments at the center.

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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.

 

Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

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

 

Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center

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

 

Cancer Resource Alliance

The Cancer Resource Alliance (CRA), an outreach arm of Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center, was established in 2006 to empower cancer survivors and their loved ones to be active partners in their healing journey – inspiring hope through education and support. This team of volunteers, cancer survivors and healthcare professionals, has developed programs and services to help cancer survivors and their families find support during and after diagnosis and treatment. Since 2006, the CRA has developed and supported services including community outreach, exercise programs and regular support groups.

 

Avery Cancer Resource Alliance

The Avery County Cancer Resource Center opened March 5, 2007. Initially located in the dressing area of the radiology department at Cannon Memorial Hospital, the Center relocated in July 2009 into an office suite in the Sloop Medical Office Plaza on the Cannon Memorial Hospital campus. The Center includes a wig bank, donated by the American Cancer Society, as well as turbans and hats purchased by the Cannon Memorial Hospital Volunteer program. Local volunteers also knit caps for chemo patients.

The Avery County Cancer Resource Center gives Appalachian Regional Healthcare System cancer patients access to:

  • Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program
  • General Cancer Screenings
  • Reach to Recovery
  • Road to Recovery
  • Look Good Feel Better
  • Wigs/Turbans/Hats
  • Lymphedema Treatments
  • Support Groups
  • Prosthetics

 

Cancer Patient Emergency Fund

The Cancer Patient Emergency Fund provides financial assistance to Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center patients for items such as gasoline for transportation to treatments, utility bills, medications and grocery expenses. Originally started and maintained by The Park Foundation, the fund has donated thousands of dollars since its inception in 2007.

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Find Your Cause

Find Your Cause

There are many ways that you can support Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) through the Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation (ARHF). Gifts to the ARHS Foundation can be designated for a particular fund, based on your interests as a donor.

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Contact the Foundation

Thank you for your interest in the Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation. We would be pleased to answer any questions you have or speak to you about making a gift.

Photo: Rob Hudspeth

Rob Hudspeth

Senior Vice President of System Advancement
(828) 268-9052
rhudspeth@apprhs.org

Brian Whitfield

Brian Whitfield

Director of Development, Foundation
(828) 262-9105
bwhitfield@apprhs.org

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Kindsay Reeder

Development Officer – Major Gifts
(828) 268-9051
kreeder@apprhs.org

 

Administrative assistants:
Maddie Brannan, mmbrannan@apprhs.org
Sam Vanasselt, svanasselt@apprhs.org

Mailing address:
Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation
P.O. Box 2600
Boone, NC 28607

Physical Address:
Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation
337 Deerfield Dr.
Boone, NC 28607