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Whether celebrating a birth or treating an illness, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System recognizes that each patient has a unique story to tell. Our My Story campaign allows patients an opportunity to tell their stories.


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Neighborhood “Mom” appreciates family, faith and health

Lorraine Alls lives her life by a simple code, “If you have it, you give it.” As a child, the New Jersey native saw this creed personified in her parents, who taug [ ... ]

Fall Health Talk Series: Spine Health, Well Woman Care, Diabetes

This fall, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System is offering three community Health Talk events that are each free and open to the public.

Faith communities are invited to join the AppFaithHealth Program

Area faith leaders came together at Watauga Medical Center on Thursday to discuss the AppFaithHealth program, which helps congregations and the healthcare system work tog [ ... ]

Basic Life Support Skills Check Session
Sep 27, 2016
06:00PM - 07:00PM
Heartsaver CRP/AED Skills Check
Sep 27, 2016
07:00PM - 07:30PM
First Aid Skills Check Session
Sep 27, 2016
07:30PM - 08:00PM
Masquerade Fundraiser
Oct 03, 2016
08:00AM - 06:00PM
Masquerade Fundraiser
Oct 04, 2016
08:00AM - 04:00PM
Health Talk | Elements of Well Woman Care
Oct 05, 2016
08:00AM -
A Blowing Rock story: Connected at birth, together through life

Few relationships in life are more meaningful than those established at birth. This was certainly the case for Lorrine Miller, when in September 1951 she was delivered by Dr.  [ ... ]

A behind the scenes look at the hospital after dark

Few patients when entering the hospital consider all of the “behind the scenes” staff working on their behalf.

Piano playing nurse makes life better for patients at Watauga Medical Center

Many thoughts come to mind when contemplating a trip to the hospital. Where should I park? What time is surgery? Will the cafeteria food be good? Fortunately, for patients at  [ ... ]

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American Diabetes AssociationWatauga Medical Center is proud to offer the Diabetes Self-Management Education Program. Through this program, you will have access to a Certified Diabetes Educator and Registered Dietitians to help answer any questions you may have.

As a a member of the program, you will also be able to participate in Diabetes Education Group Classes.

Program Highlights

  • Meet with a Certified Diabetes Educator & Registered Dietitian
  • Learn the ABC's of diabetes
  • Learn how to check your blood sugar & give insulin if needed
  • Learn about the medications you're taking & what they do
  • Learn about managing your diabetes & where to find resources to help

**A referral from your physician is requried for participation.

For more information, call (828) 262-4177.

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Diabetes Self-Management Educators 

April Wiles 


April Wiles is a Registered Dietitian, Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist. She has been employed by Watauga Medical Center as a Clinical Dietitian since completion of her dietetic internship in 1995.

For more information about nutrition, contact April Wiles, Licensed Nutritionist at (828) 262-4158.



2016 Diabetes Support Group Meeting Dates

  • April 11, 2016
  • May 9, 2016
  • June 13, 2016
  • July 11, 2016
  • August 8, 2016
  • September 12, 2016
  • October 10, 2016

Support group meetings are FREE for people with diabetes, their families, friends and caregivers. They are held in the Watauga Medical Center Auditorium from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm.

For more information, call (828) 262-4177.