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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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Behavioral Health Services set to move and improve this fall

Appalachian Regional Healthcare System’s Outpatient Behavioral Health offices are merging. The Boone office will move into the Linville office, located in the Sloop Medi [ ... ]

The Davant Medical Clinic open in Blowing Rock

The Harriet and Charles Davant, Jr. Medical Clinic opened on October 3, 2016 on the campus of The Foley Center at Chestnut Ridge, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System’ [ ... ]

Specialty practice expands this fall

After opening as a new Appalachian Regional Medical Associates (ARMA) practice last summer, Appalachian Regional Internal Medicine Specialists (ARIMS) expanded this fall.

Blood Drive: Watauga Medical Center
Oct 26, 2016
10:00AM - 02:30PM
Pink Day 2016
Oct 28, 2016
10:00AM - 03:30PM
Diabetes Health Fair and Talk
Nov 12, 2016
08:00AM - 10:45AM
Health Talk | Living With Diabetes
Nov 12, 2016
10:00AM -
3rd Annual Lighting of the Tree
Dec 15, 2016
06:00PM - 07:00PM
Blood Drive: Watauga Medical Center
Dec 21, 2016
10:00AM - 02:30PM
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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