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A Healthy High Country

Appalachian Regional Healthcare System Blog

A Legacy of Giving: Major gift to Watauga Medical Center in memory of Dr. Al Petti

The late Dr. Al Petti spent many years as an innovative orthopedic surgeon. His wife Chris has chosen to honor his legacy with a $1 million gift to the Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation toward a new, ultramodern orthopedic program at Watauga Medical Center. A part of the orthopedic expansion project will bear the Petti name as a tribute to their history of medical excellence and community advancement. Read More: A Legacy of Giving: Major gift to Watauga Medical Center in memory of Dr. Al Petti

COVID-19 Care Vigil held at Watauga Medical Center (videos and transcripts)

On September 2, 2021, providers and staff of Watauga Medical Center held a care vigil to share their experiences with our community. Speakers candidly described what it’s like inside the hospital right now with the current COVID surge of the Delta Variant, and shared what the community can do to protect themselves and others. Read More: COVID-19 Care Vigil held at Watauga Medical Center (videos and transcripts)

COVID-19 Treatment Options

There is no true “cure” for COVID-19, however, healthcare professionals can treat the symptoms while the disease runs its course. The reality is that there are very few options for treating COVID-19, and the treatments currently available have had mixed results. The following treatment options may be appropriate depending on the severity of symptoms. Read More: COVID-19 Treatment Options