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Whether celebrating a birth or treating an illness, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System recognizes that each patient has a unique story to tell. Our
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Health Alert - Respiratory (Flu) Virus and Stomach Viruses

The flu virus is considered "widespread" in North Carolina according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The NC region which includes the High Country has the t [ ... ]

A letter from our new CEO, Chuck Mantooth

  Dear High Country Community, On Friday, January 27, 2017, I assumed the role of President and CEO of Appalachian Regional Healthcare System. First, let me say that I  [ ... ]

Cancer Center Radiation Oncologist, Dr. Yvonne Mack, Looks to New Opportunities

Have you ever wished that you could click your heels together three times and say ‘There is no place like home’ and be there? The Wizard of Oz was more than a Judy [ ... ]

Blood Drive at Cannon Memorial Hospital - March 9

March 9, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cannon Memorial Hospital
Sloop Medical Plaza Oak Room Directions

Cancer Center Radiation Oncologist, Dr. Yvonne Mack, Looks to New Opportunities

Have you ever wished that you could click your heels together three times and say ‘There is no place like home’ and be there? The Wizard of Oz was more than a Judy [ ... ]

Longest-serving employee at Cannon Memorial Hospital retires after 51 years

Can you remember your first teenage job interview? For most of us, we can recall the “permission to borrow the family car” discussion with dad followed by unsolici [ ... ]

A Blowing Rock story: Connected at birth, together through life

Few relationships in life are more meaningful than those established at birth. This was certainly the case for Lorrine Miller, when in September 1951 she was delivered by Dr.  [ ... ]

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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.