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Quality care close to home!

Watauga Medical Center is licensed as a 117-bed regional referral medical complex, offering both primary and secondary acute and specialty care. In 2018, 624 babies were delivered at Watauga Medical Center, and we received about 29,300 emergency room visits.


  • Watauga Medical Center received certification by The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center in 2011.
  • The Cancer Center is recognized as an approved Community Cancer Care Center by the American College of Surgeon’s Committee on Cancer.
  • Watauga Medical Center earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Chest Pain Certification in 2018.
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Be a good visitor during flu season

The flu season began October 1 and runs through May. As a visitor to our facilities, you play an important part in preserving the health and safety of patients. The following precautions can protect our patients, as well as visitors, from the spread of infection.   Clean your hands before…

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When You Arrive at the Emergency Department

When you arrive at one of our Emergency Rooms, you will be asked for some basic information to complete your registration. A triage nurse will ask you questions to determine the severity of your condition. Patients are treated as quickly as possible, with priority given to patients with the…

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Watauga Medical Center Patient Stories

The Tony Weaver Story: Local man brought back to life after heart stops

The Tony Weaver Story: Local man brought back to life after heart stops

Tony Weaver, an adventure loving Ashe County resident, knows firsthand the danger of taking life for granted. After experiencing chest pains, he made an appointment at The Cardiology Center in Boone, NC, part of Watauga Medical Center (WMC). It was there, during his appointment, that he went into cardiac arrest and his heart stopped beating for nearly five minutes. When it counted most, his medical team responded with what Tony can only describe as “divine intervention” to save his life. Read More: The Tony Weaver Story: Local man brought back to life after heart stops

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Cancer could not steal faith from Laura McClure

Cancer could not steal faith from Laura McClure

Albert Einstein said, “There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” Laura’s story Laura can still remember the day her parents informed her they would be moving out of the country to pursue a missionary life. At…

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Watauga Medical Center: Restoring Hearts & Car Engines

Watauga Medical Center: Restoring Hearts & Car Engines

By Josh Jarman For most men, few things in life are considered more valuable than their car, especially if their car is an old Ford Model T. Floridian Graham Haile’s appreciation for the Tin Lizzie took root a couple of years ago when his son-in-law invited him over to help tinker on his 1913…

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I had to bring my 4-week-old son in this morning for some scans in radiology. He had to fast for four hours beforehand so I was pacing the halls to soothe him. Three employees asked if I needed help and a fourth asked if she could get me anything. All of that within 15 minutes of walking. Then radiology got us back almost 30 minutes early. And everyone from check-in to these scans has been so warm, friendly, and professional. We’re still here, but they’ve made me feel at ease and that they personally care.

Katie Y.

We went today with my husband in a lot of pain. He had a pilonidal cyst. Dr. Felix was amazing and went out of his way to give us the best care. He could have sent us on our way with antibiotics but instead he came back and did an ultrasound and decided to lance the cyst out. And come to find out antibiotics wouldn’t have helped it was so bad. So if Dr. Felix wouldn’t have had a second thought and act on it, my husband would still be hurting.

Andrea A.

I’ve been here in the birthing center for 2 days now (I’m 38 weeks pregnant) with a strong infection, and I’ve never had a better experience in a hospital. Dr. Andrews is the best doctor there is, and every staff member down to the cafeteria staff is absolutely fantastic. I couldn’t ask for a better experience and I will be glad to have my child here.

Michelle M.