photo Patient MailboxAlthough emails and texts will remind your loved one that you care, e-mails are soon deleted and texts will get lost in the thread of well wishes. A hand-written note or letter sent to your favorite patient will be cherished long after they have returned home. So, we have set up a patient mailbox at the entrance of Watauga Medical Center (WMC) and Charles A. Cannon, Jr. Memorial Hospital (CMH) so that you or your children may drop off a note of encouragement that will be hand delivered. The box will be checked and notes will be delivered three times per day. There will be paper, envelopes, and pens available.  Just remember to include the patient’s name and room number on the front of the envelope.

Of course you can still stay in touch by phone. At WMC, you can contact the room directly by calling (828) 262-4+the room number. At CMH, just call (828) 737-74+the last two digits of the room number.

You may also send a note by using the U.S. Postal Service. The mailing address for WMC is 336 Deerfield Rd., Boone, NC 28607 and the CMH address in 434 Hospital Dr., Linville, NC 28646. And please remember to include the patient’s name and room number on the envelope.

This is a difficult and confusing time for all of us and we hope that through this simple action we can add some hope and comfort to your situation. And remember, every storm runs out of rain.