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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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Golf Tournament raises $31k for Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center

The 44th Annual Grover C. Robbins, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament was held at Grandfather Golf and Country Club on Tuesday, October 11, 2016. The event raised more than $31,000  [ ... ]

Public Health Advisory: Smoke Exposure from the fire in Watauga County NC

AppHealthCare (Appalachian District Health Department) and Appalachian Regional Healthcare System are advising residents and visitors to be aware of the possibility of smoke f [ ... ]

Watauga Medical Center Earns “A” Grade for Patient Safety in Fall 2016 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grad...

New Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provide the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S., w [ ... ]

3rd Annual Lighting of the Tree at Watauga Medical Center

December 15, 2016
6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
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Blood Drive at Watauga Medical Center

December 21, 2016
10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Watauga Medical Center Auditorium Directions

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.  [ ... ]

A behind the scenes look at the hospital after dark

Few patients when entering the hospital consider all of the “behind the scenes” staff working on their behalf.

Piano playing nurse makes life better for patients at Watauga Medical Center

Many thoughts come to mind when contemplating a trip to the hospital. Where should I park? What time is surgery? Will the cafeteria food be good? Fortunately, for patients at  [ ... ]

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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.