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13th annual Pretty in Pink event provides mammograms in Avery County

Pictured above: Vickie Fuller, Angela Wilson, Pat Parks. Appalachian Regional Healthcare System’s 13th Annual Pretty in Pink event was held on June 16, 2017 at Linville [ ... ]

Watauga Medical Center recognized for high-value healthcare by Premier, Inc.

Watauga Medical Center has been named a finalist for the 2017 QUEST Award for High-value Healthcare from Premier Inc., a leading healthcare improvement company, for  [ ... ]

Blowing Rock Fashion Show: Forty Years of Iconic Fashion, July 21, 2017

The Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation is pleased to present the 40th Annual Blowing Rock Fashion Show, which will be held on July 21, 2017 at the Blowing Rock Country [ ... ]

Blowing Rock Fashion Show: Forty Years of Iconic Fashion, July 21, 2017

The Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation is pleased to present the 40th Annual Blowing Rock Fashion Show, which will be held on July 21, 2017 at the Blowing Rock Country [ ... ]

Speaker Event: Mindfulness in a Time of Loss

 Thursday, July 27  8:00-11:30 a.m., Watauga Medical Center Auditorium
1:00-4:30 p.m., Midway Baptist Church, West Jefferson

Local 11-year-old starts a beary special program at Watauga Medical Center

  Few things in life can seem scarier than the thought of surgery – especially for an 11-year-old. After her tonsillectomy at Watauga Medical Center, Lula Bovino a [ ... ]

Scholarship helps student and patients breathe easier

Have you ever received a scholarship and wondered what it could mean for your future? Callie Crump, Pulmonary Navigator at Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS),  [ ... ]

Nursing school scholarship leads to second career opportunity at Cannon Memorial Hospital

An interesting series of serendipitous events led William Orr to Cannon Memorial Hospital. As a child, Orr desired to follow in his father’s footsteps by serving in the [ ... ]

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Dear High Country Community,

On Friday, January 27, 2017, I assumed the role of President and CEO of Appalachian Regional Healthcare System. First, let me say that I am greatly appreciative -- and at the same time humbled -- by the opportunity to serve you and our community. I also want to thank our Board of Trustees, who have entrusted me, with what I know is truly a great responsibility.

ChuckMantooth

Over the last 22 years, I have had the privilege of watching Richard Sparks transform independent rural hospitals and clinics into a comprehensive healthcare system. During this time I have witnessed the effectiveness of great leadership. Richard repeatedly demonstrated our core values of compassion, integrity, and excellence. As I undertake my new role, I pledge to uphold those same leadership qualities to the best of my abilities.

As I make the transition, I also want to thank all of the people in our community who support the provision of healthcare. In walking the halls of our hospitals and outpatient facilities, I am constantly reminded of how fortunate we are to have wonderful physicians, advanced practice clinicians, nurses, and clinical and administrative staff. These are the people that save and change lives, and I am extremely appreciative of what they do each and every day.

Please know that as we embark upon 2017, I am very excited about the future. Over the coming months, as state and national leaders seek to modify legislation which will impact healthcare, I want to reassure you that Appalachian Regional Healthcare System will remain committed to providing access to compassionate, high quality healthcare for residents and visitors in our community. 

 

 chuck mantooth