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Appalachian Regional Healthcare System Blog
To comply with federal and state regulations, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) requires masking by all employees, volunteers, patients and visitors in all facilities, regardless of vaccination status. Read More: Masks required inside all ARHS facilities
In preparation for a new hospital patient bed tower, Watauga Medical Center will experience changes to the entrances, exits and parking lots over the next few months. Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) announced that construction on the new patient bed tower began this week. Read More: Watauga Medical Center and Cancer Center Entrance and Parking Updates
Most people will get the same Medicaid services in a new way – through health plans. You will be able to choose the health plan that is best for you. You will also choose a primary care provider (PCP). Read More: Medicaid Changes: What is changing and what should you do?
Updated COVID-19 visitor restrictions for hospitals and medical offices, effective June 28, 2021. Read More: Updated ARHS COVID-19 Visitor Guidelines
More time spent outside can often mean more risk to our health and wellbeing. Avoid any possible trouble this season by safely preparing for the most common summertime health risks. Read More: Summer Health and Safety (with infographic)
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
One in four American adults are affected by a mental illness each year, yet only about half of those people are treated for it. Getting help is as simple as calling (828) 737-7888 or requesting an appointment online. No referral is needed. Read More: Haven’t felt like yourself in a while? Help is just a click or call away
Watauga Medical Center announced today that Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center (the Cancer Center) has implemented Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) to treat cancerous tumors. Read More: Advanced radiation therapy technique implemented at Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center
Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) has partnered with PatientPing to provide real-time e-notifications upon patient admit, discharge, and transfer events at to community providers in accordance with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements Read More: ARHS provides real-time notifications for community providers through PatientPing
Occupational therapy is a science-driven healthcare profession that examines the person, the environment, and the tasks the person desires to perform. The goal is to restore the person’s function or adapt the task or environment for optimal performance. Read More: What is Occupational Therapy?
Although sitting on the comfy couch in your pajamas might sound like a more comfortable way to work, you are at risk for musculoskeletal strain or pain from awkward sitting postures. Here are some tips for setting up a home office and preventing pain and injuries. Read More: 4 steps to a pain-free home office
Our COVID-19 Journey over the past year. Thank you to our Healthcare Team who make life better for our community. Read More: Photo Gallery: Our COVID-19 Journey