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.
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.
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.”
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.
Bonnie and Jamie Schaefer are joining together with their family, Marla Schaefer and Steve Weishoff, to give a three-million-dollar gift for the future Schaefer Family Patient Care Tower at Watauga Medical Center. Read More: ARHS names Schaefer Family Patient Care Tower in honor of lead gift
The Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation and Employee Assistance Program worked with generous businesses, organizations and individuals who have shown support through donations of supplies and food. Everyone at ARHS would like to say a hearty “THANK YOU.” Read More: ARHS thanks local businesses and organizations for outpouring of support
The Rehabilitation Center, the outpatient physical and occupational therapy arm of Watauga Medical Center, received a donation of a Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) device from the High Country Breast Cancer Foundation. Read More: The Rehabilitation Center in Boone receives donation for breast cancer treatment