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Patient Stories

Whether celebrating a birth or treating an illness, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System recognizes that each patient has a unique story to tell. Our
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Public invited to celebrate the retirement of Richard G. Sparks

Appalachian Regional Healthcare System invites you to celebrate the retirement of CEO Richard G. Sparks after 39 years of service.  

Successful moving day for residents of the new Foley Center

On a cold Wednesday, January 4th, Blowing Rock Rehabilitation and Davant Extended Care Center (BRR DECC) patients moved into their new home in the Foley Center at Chestnut Rid [ ... ]

Masks help prevent the spread of flu

  It’s flu season, and we want to do everything we can to keep our patients safe from infection. While we encourage all ARHS employees to receive the influenza vac [ ... ]

Heart Shape 2017: Heart Health and Stroke Prevention Event

Saturday, February 4, 2017
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Paul H Broyhill Wellness Center
Directions

A vascular screening could save your life

Friday, February 3
Saturday, February 4, 2017
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Paul H Broyhill Wellness Center

Public invited to celebrate the retirement of Richard G. Sparks

Appalachian Regional Healthcare System invites you to celebrate the retirement of CEO Richard G. Sparks after 39 years of service.  

Longest-serving employee at Cannon Memorial Hospital retires after 51 years

Can you remember your first teenage job interview? For most of us, we can recall the “permission to borrow the family car” discussion with dad followed by unsolici [ ... ]

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.

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Inclement Weather

For ARHS Closings & Cancellations, please call (828) 262 - 4346

During Inclement Weather, some Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) facilities may open late, close early or close for the day. When the decision is made, it is done so with the safety of our patients and staff in mind. Notifications will be posted on the home page of this website.

Appalachian Regional Healthcare System hospitals and the Davant Extended Care Center are open 24 hours a day, 7 days week and do not close during inclement weather.

If you have any questions about an appointment or the hours of operation at any of the facilities during inclement weather, please call the facility directly for more information.

If you have an emergency, please proceed to your nearest emergency room or call 911.

Inclement Weather Plans

During inclement weather events, ARHS outpatient facilities may close early, delay opening or be closed an entire day. The inclement weather plan will be published on the home page of the website. The following is a list of facilities that may be affected.

The Cardiology Center
The Rehabilitation Center (Boone / Linville)
Outpatient Laboratory & Radiology/Imaging
Outpatient Behavioral Health
Cardiac Diagnostic Testing (CDT)
The Breast Center
Seby B. Jones Cancer Center
The Sleep Center
The Wound Care Center
THRIVE: Transition to Wellness

Appalachian Regional Medical Associates

Appalachian Regional Adult & Family Medicine
Appalachian Regional Internal Medicine Specialists
Appalachian Regional Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center
AppUrgent Care
Baker Center for Primary Care
Boone Urology Center
The Cardiology Center
Elk River Medical Associates
Grandfather Specialty Clinic
Harmony, Center for Women's Health & Vitality
Jefferson Specialty Clinic
Tate Clinic
Watauga Internal Medicine

Other Divisions

Finance
Patient Financial Services
Health Information Management / Medical Records
Human Resources / People Services
Administration
Corporate Communications
Community Outreach
Appalachian Healthcare Project
Education Offerings (Orientation & AHA Training Center)