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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
My Story
campaign allows patients an opportunity to tell their stories.


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Cancer Could not Steal Faith from Laura McClure

Albert Einstein said, “There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” Laura’s [ ... ]

Behavioral Health Services set to move and improve this fall

Appalachian Regional Healthcare System’s Outpatient Behavioral Health offices are merging. The Boone office will move into the Linville office, located in the Sloop Medi [ ... ]

The Davant Medical Clinic open in Blowing Rock

The Harriet and Charles Davant, Jr. Medical Clinic opened on October 3, 2016 on the campus of The Foley Center at Chestnut Ridge, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System’ [ ... ]

Blood Drive: Watauga Medical Center
Oct 26, 2016
10:00AM - 02:30PM
Pink Day 2016
Oct 28, 2016
10:00AM - 03:30PM
Diabetes Health Fair and Talk
Nov 12, 2016
08:00AM - 10:45AM
3rd Annual Lighting of the Tree
Dec 15, 2016
06:00PM - 07:00PM
Blood Drive: Watauga Medical Center
Dec 21, 2016
10:00AM - 02:30PM
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

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