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13th annual Pretty in Pink event provides mammograms in Avery County

Pictured above: Vickie Fuller, Angela Wilson, Pat Parks. Appalachian Regional Healthcare System’s 13th Annual Pretty in Pink event was held on June 16, 2017 at Linville [ ... ]

Watauga Medical Center recognized for high-value healthcare by Premier, Inc.

Watauga Medical Center has been named a finalist for the 2017 QUEST Award for High-value Healthcare from Premier Inc., a leading healthcare improvement company, for  [ ... ]

Blowing Rock Fashion Show: Forty Years of Iconic Fashion, July 21, 2017

The Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation is pleased to present the 40th Annual Blowing Rock Fashion Show, which will be held on July 21, 2017 at the Blowing Rock Country [ ... ]

Blowing Rock Fashion Show: Forty Years of Iconic Fashion, July 21, 2017

The Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation is pleased to present the 40th Annual Blowing Rock Fashion Show, which will be held on July 21, 2017 at the Blowing Rock Country [ ... ]

Speaker Event: Mindfulness in a Time of Loss

 Thursday, July 27  8:00-11:30 a.m., Watauga Medical Center Auditorium
1:00-4:30 p.m., Midway Baptist Church, West Jefferson

Local 11-year-old starts a beary special program at Watauga Medical Center

  Few things in life can seem scarier than the thought of surgery – especially for an 11-year-old. After her tonsillectomy at Watauga Medical Center, Lula Bovino a [ ... ]

Scholarship helps student and patients breathe easier

Have you ever received a scholarship and wondered what it could mean for your future? Callie Crump, Pulmonary Navigator at Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS),  [ ... ]

Nursing school scholarship leads to second career opportunity at Cannon Memorial Hospital

An interesting series of serendipitous events led William Orr to Cannon Memorial Hospital. As a child, Orr desired to follow in his father’s footsteps by serving in the [ ... ]

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Appalachian Regional Healthcare System and Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care have developed a clinical collaborative agreement to provide AIM: Advanced Illness Management in the High Country.

Advanced Illness Management - Appalachian Regional Healthcare System and Caldwell Hospice and Palliative CarePalliative care is a medical specialty for people affected by serious illness, at any point in the illness, and alongside treatments meant to cure. With its focus on comfort and better quality of life, AIM can relieve or ease such symptoms as pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite, and difficulty sleeping, but that is not all the palliative program offers. With the combined support of their physician and Caldwell Hospice's AIM team, patients can improve their ability to tolerate medical treatments and participate in choosing their plans of care.

The team—physician, nurse practitioner, and nurse, with medical social worker and chaplain support, when needed—provides services in patients' homes, in long-term-care facilities, or in hospitals to treat their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.

To learn more about AIM and whether you might benefit from palliative care, talk with your physician or call (828) 754-0101 or, in Ashe County, 844-MY-JOURNEY.