News & Stories
Watauga Medical Center (WMC) is proud to announce it has received a 5-star rating, the highest achievement level possible, from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for hospital quality. Read More: Watauga Medical Center earns 5-star hospital rating
It has been said that timing is everything. Fortunately for Betty Redman, she has been in the right place at the right time, not just once, but at least twice – at least where her heart health is concerned. Read More: Getting to the Heart of the Matter: Cardiopulmonary Staff Credited for Saving Patient’s Life
Appalachian Regional Healthcare System is implementing visitor restrictions at Watauga Medical Center in Boone and Cannon Memorial Hospital in Linville to help limit the spread of flu. Read More: Increase in flu cases prompts healthcare system to restrict visitation
Watauga Medical Center has received the 2020 Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™, according to a national study by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals. Read More: Watauga Medical Center named among nation’s top 10% for coronary intervention
Wings of Hope is a display of origami butterflies creating a vibrant wall of color for patients experience radiation treatment. Around the world, people view the butterfly as representing endurance, change, transformation and hope. Read More: Wings of Hope butterfly exhibit brings beauty and color to cancer patients
Watauga Medical Center has received the 2019 Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM, which recognizes hospital excellence in safeguarding patients from serious, potentially preventable complications during their hospital stay. Read More: Watauga Medical Center Named Among Top 10% for Patient Safety
Community Paramedicine is an innovative new healthcare model that seeks to provide underserved patients with improved access to public health and preventative healthcare services. Read More: Avery Community Paramedicine Program established with $290,000 grant from The Duke Endowment
Do you remember having questions as a parent of a newborn? Did you wish you could talk to your nurse just one more time? That’s what you will provide when you give to Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation on Giving Tuesday Read More: #GivingTuesday: Provide in-home care for mothers and infants
Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the US. If unmanaged, it can cause life-altering symptoms such as blindness, limb amputations, and kidney failure. The good news is that you CAN take steps to prevent T2 or manage your diabetes with healthy lifestyle changes. Read More: Take the quiz: are you at risk for type 2 diabetes?
AppFamily Medicine will be a true “family practice” that will provide comprehensive care for all ages, from infants to adults. AppFamily’s primary care providers will be your family’s healthcare partner. In addition to providing general care for the entire family, AppFamily Medicine will also provide treatment for a wide range of medical issues Read More: Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) to open a new Family Practice.