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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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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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Follow My Health Patient Portal - 24/7 anywhere, anytime access via computer, smartphone or tablet

Appalachian Regional Healthcare System offers an online tool that provides anywhere, anytime access to your personal health records! Our Appalachian Regional Follow My Health Patient Portal is an all-in-one personal health record and patient portal that lets you take a more active role in managing your health care! We believe an informed patient is a healthier patient!

Benefits of having an online patient portal:

  • Check your personal records anywhere, anytime using a computer, smartphone or tablet.
  • Make more informed health decisions
  • Save valuable time with online communication tools

Patient portal enrollment is currently only by invitation. Patients who meet the following criteria will receive an invitation:

  • Discharged from an inpatient unit at Cannon Memorial Hospital or Watauga Medical Center after July 15, 2014
  • Received hospital services from Cannon Memorial Hospital or Watauga Medical Center after October 18, 2014
  • Provided a valid email address during the registration process at Cannon Memorial Hospital or Watauga Medical Center
  • Provided proof of identity during the registration process or at our Health Information Management department

If you do not meet the criteria, you will not be able to connect to our Patient Portal at this time. If you believe you meet the criteria but did not receive an invitation, you will need to visit our Health Information Management department to supply the missing information in person.

You may contact our HIM department at (828) 262-9581 Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.

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