A Healthy High Country
Appalachian Regional Healthcare System Blog
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
Research on gratitude and physical health is still evolving, but studies so far are suggesting that there may be a positive relationship between the two. Read More: Cultivating an attitude of gratitude may improve your health
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.
“I retained the confidence to walk into a room and not have strangers know something so personal and intimate about myself. If someone knows I have had chemo, it’s because I have shared that with them. They don’t automatically know because I don’t have hair,” Read More: Seeing me and not my cancer – Donna Sluder’s Story
At Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) patients have come to expect and appreciate the family-first team approach used to diagnose and treat breast cancer in the High Country. Thanks to advanced technology, a collaborative medical community, innovative surgical techniques, and a first-class regional cancer center located right here in our backyard, patients are choosing now more than ever to stay in our community for their cancer treatment.
Read More: Then and Now: Breast cancer detection and treatment in the High Country
Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) is pleased to announce that effective October 1, 2019, Liberty Healthcare Properties of Watauga County, LLC and Liberty Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Watauga County, LLC (Liberty) became the owner/operator, respectively, of the Foley Center at Chestnut Ridge, located in Blowing Rock, N.C. Read More: ARHS announces changes for The Foley Center at Chestnut Ridge
Boone will soon have a new location for pulmonology services, beginning October 1, 2019. Appalachian Regional Pulmonology, a practice of Appalachian Regional Medical Associates, will be home to pulmonologist Donald Graham, MD. Read More: Appalachian Regional Healthcare System opens new pulmonology location
Significant progress has been made in the addition of a medical acute care unit at Cannon Memorial Hospital. David E. Looper & Company is onsite providing general construction supervision. Read More: Cannon Memorial Hospital Expansion Update (Photos)
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) along with many other High Country businesses and organizations, have adopted a Together We Fight approach to breast cancer. Read More: Together We Fight Breast Cancer in the High Country: Several Community Events Planned