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Watauga Medical Center Expansion Project

About the Project

Our commitment to provide you the highest quality healthcare is born from a deep-rooted belief that to live here is a privilege, and with privilege comes responsibility.

Our responsibility is to deliver premier healthcare—which means having the best doctors and nurses, the most innovative healing technologies, the most modern, coordinated spaces and systems for family and patient-centered care.

That’s exactly why we are investing today in critical upgrades for tomorrow—improving and enhancing our entire operations from the inside out. Because this is what you expect and deserve; it’s what you’ve come to trust from us after 60 years of dedication to this community.

Just like the mountains all around, we stand ready to deliver more than seems possible, and precisely what you need.


Topping Off Ceremony held at the Patient Care Tower

On September 30th, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System celebrated another milestone in the construction of the Schaefer Family Patient Care Tower by joining Vannoy Construction for the “topping off” ceremony. A topping off ceremony is a long-standing tradition among steel construction…

Beginning March 3, the Emergency Department (ED) waiting room will be relocated to the Watauga Medical Center (WMC) lobby. Patients will enter the hospital using the main entrance, and go to Emergency & Outpatient registration ahead on the right.

  • ED patients should register at Patient Bay 1 and wait in the main lobby until placed in an ED room. Due to limited space, ED visitors will wait in their car and will be called when their patient is in a room.
  • Outpatients will enter using the main entrance and register at Patient Bays 2 and 3.

Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Schaefer Family Patient Care Tower

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Watauga Medical Center Expansion Progress

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