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Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation

Our small mountain towns are home to the best healthcare facilities around. But we can do more. Together, we can increase access to top quality healthcare services that will enrich the lives of those who call these mountains home. We are a 501C3 nonprofit organization.

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Schaefer Family Patient Care Tower

A new 48-bed tower for Watauga Medical Center will provide attractive, spacious patient rooms that can accommodate the high-tech mobile medical equipment which is the norm in today’s care delivery model. The new tower building will also incorporate an updated ICU and surgical suites.

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Heart & Vascular Center

When it comes to treatment for a cardiac event, timing is everything. Opened in July 2020, our 24/7 cardiac catheterization lab gives patients life-saving treatment whenever they need it and allows them and their loved ones to remain close to home rather than be transported “down the mountain.”

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Jackson working out post-surgery while trainer Tiffany coaches

Wellness and Orthopedics Program

Recognizing the relationship between physical fitness training and healthcare for joints and bones, ARHS is relocating our acclaimed orthopedics programs to the Paul H. Broyhill Wellness Center, Orthopedic physicians will. now collaborate with physical therapy and wellness staff to provide access to specialized pre-surgical training and post-surgical physical therapy.

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Seeing me and not my Cancer

In 2019, The ARHS Foundation helped bring the new PAXMAN Scalp Cooling System to the Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center. Donna Sluder was able to keep 75% of her hair throughout chemotherapy. And she was able to keep her privacy.

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