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A behind the scenes look at the hospital after dark
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. Sure, the obvious examples come to mind like doctors [ ... ]

Cannon Memorial Hospital Laboratory Receives Accreditation from College of American Pathologists

The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Cannon Memorial Hospital’s Laboratory based on results of a recent [ ... ]

Cancer Survivors, Caregivers and Nurses model for the 12th Annual Pretty in Pink Fashion Shown
Cancer Survivors, Caregivers and Nurses model for the 12th Annual Pretty in Pink Fashion Shown

The 12th annual Pretty in Pink Fashion Show, sponsored by Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS), was held on June 17, 2016 at Grandfather Golf and Country Club. Women  [ ... ]

39th Annual Blowing Rock Fashion Show
Aug 05, 2016
10:30AM - 01:00PM
HeartSaver CPR/AED Class
Aug 16, 2016
06:00PM - 09:30PM
Tupperware Sale: Watauga Medical Center
Aug 17, 2016
07:00AM - 04:00PM
Tupperware Sale: Cannon Memorial Hospital
Aug 18, 2016
07:00AM - 04:00PM

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.

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Success at Appalachian Regional Healthcare System is measured by our patients satisfaction with the level of care they received from one of our many facilities. We are committed to providing the best patient experience possible and strive to Make Life Better for residents of the High Country.

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 story. Hear, first-hand, from our patients about how we've changed their lives.

We encourage you to read our patient's testimonials and learn how we are Making Lives Better for our patients.

If you would like to share your story, please submit a brief description of your story here.

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