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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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Golf Tournament raises $31k for Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center

The 44th Annual Grover C. Robbins, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament was held at Grandfather Golf and Country Club on Tuesday, October 11, 2016. The event raised more than $31,000  [ ... ]

Public Health Advisory: Smoke Exposure from the fire in Watauga County NC

AppHealthCare (Appalachian District Health Department) and Appalachian Regional Healthcare System are advising residents and visitors to be aware of the possibility of smoke f [ ... ]

Watauga Medical Center Earns “A” Grade for Patient Safety in Fall 2016 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grad...

New Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provide the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S., w [ ... ]

3rd Annual Lighting of the Tree at Watauga Medical Center

December 15, 2016
6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Watauga Medical Center Auditorium Directions

Blood Drive at Watauga Medical Center

December 21, 2016
10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Watauga Medical Center Auditorium Directions

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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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)