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Patient Stories

Whether celebrating a birth or treating an illness, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System recognizes that each patient has a unique story to tell. Our My Story campaign allows patients an opportunity to tell their stories.


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Neighborhood “Mom” appreciates family, faith and health

Lorraine Alls lives her life by a simple code, “If you have it, you give it.” As a child, the New Jersey native saw this creed personified in her parents, who taug [ ... ]

Fall Health Talk Series: Spine Health, Well Woman Care, Diabetes

This fall, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System is offering three community Health Talk events that are each free and open to the public.

Faith communities are invited to join the AppFaithHealth Program

Area faith leaders came together at Watauga Medical Center on Thursday to discuss the AppFaithHealth program, which helps congregations and the healthcare system work tog [ ... ]

Basic Life Support Skills Check Session
Sep 27, 2016
06:00PM - 07:00PM
Heartsaver CRP/AED Skills Check
Sep 27, 2016
07:00PM - 07:30PM
First Aid Skills Check Session
Sep 27, 2016
07:30PM - 08:00PM
Masquerade Fundraiser
Oct 03, 2016
08:00AM - 06:00PM
Masquerade Fundraiser
Oct 04, 2016
08:00AM - 04:00PM
Health Talk | Elements of Well Woman Care
Oct 05, 2016
08:00AM -
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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Follow My Health Patient Portal - 24/7 anywhere, anytime access via computer, smartphone or tablet

Appalachian Regional Healthcare System offers an online tool that provides anywhere, anytime access to your personal health records! Our Appalachian Regional Follow My Health Patient Portal is an all-in-one personal health record and patient portal that lets you take a more active role in managing your health care! We believe an informed patient is a healthier patient!

Benefits of having an online patient portal:

  • Check your personal records anywhere, anytime using a computer, smartphone or tablet.
  • Make more informed health decisions
  • Save valuable time with online communication tools

Patient portal enrollment is currently only by invitation. Patients who meet the following criteria will receive an invitation:

  • Discharged from an inpatient unit at Cannon Memorial Hospital or Watauga Medical Center after July 15, 2014
  • Received hospital services from Cannon Memorial Hospital or Watauga Medical Center after October 18, 2014
  • Provided a valid email address during the registration process at Cannon Memorial Hospital or Watauga Medical Center
  • Provided proof of identity during the registration process or at our Health Information Management department

If you do not meet the criteria, you will not be able to connect to our Patient Portal at this time. If you believe you meet the criteria but did not receive an invitation, you will need to visit our Health Information Management department to supply the missing information in person.

You may contact our HIM department at (828) 262-9581 Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.

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