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3rd Annual Health Splash Health Fair – June 8th
3rd Annual Health Splash Health Fair – June 8th

Appalachian Regional Healthcare System has partnered with The Williams YMCA of Avery County to host its 3rd annual Health Splash event on June 8, 2016, at the Sloop Medical Of [ ... ]

Watauga Medical Center Earns 'A' Grade for Patient Safety in April 2016 Hospital Safety Score
Watauga Medical Center Earns 'A' Grade for Patient Safety in April 2016 Hospital Safety Score

New Hospital Safety Scores, 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. health care [ ... ]

Hospital Focuses on Care for Hospice Patients Thanks to Operation Pocket Change
Hospital Focuses on Care for Hospice Patients Thanks to Operation Pocket Change

Thanks to a grant from Mountain Electric Cooperative called Operation Pocket Change, Charles A. Cannon, Jr. Memorial Hospital now has two patient rooms intentionally designed  [ ... ]

Cancer Support Group
May 04, 2016
02:00AM - 03:00PM
Cancer Support Group
May 11, 2016
02:00AM - 03:00PM
Basic Life Support Class
May 17, 2016
06:00PM - 09:30PM
Rape, Agression & Defense Training
May 23, 2016
05:00PM - 09:00PM

Appalachian Regional Healthcare System and Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care have developed a clinical collaborative agreement to provide AIM: Advanced Illness Management in the High Country.

Advanced Illness Management - Appalachian Regional Healthcare System and Caldwell Hospice and Palliative CarePalliative care is a medical specialty for people affected by serious illness, at any point in the illness, and alongside treatments meant to cure. With its focus on comfort and better quality of life, AIM can relieve or ease such symptoms as pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite, and difficulty sleeping, but that is not all the palliative program offers. With the combined support of their physician and Caldwell Hospice's AIM team, patients can improve their ability to tolerate medical treatments and participate in choosing their plans of care.

The team—physician, nurse practitioner, and nurse, with medical social worker and chaplain support, when needed—provides services in patients' homes, in long-term-care facilities, or in hospitals to treat their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.

To learn more about AIM and whether you might benefit from palliative care, talk with your physician or call (828) 754-0101 or, in Ashe County, 844-MY-JOURNEY.


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