The American Heart Association (AHA) Training Center at Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) serves health care providers as well as people from the community by providing training in basic and advanced life support. In the last year, our Training Center has had the opportunity to teach over 5,000 students life-saving skills.

Mission and Goals of the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association's mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Initiatives towards this mission include:

  1. Go Red for Women
  2. Power to End Stroke
  3. Go Red Por Tu Corazon
  4. My Heart My Life

Appalachian Regional Healthcare System Training Center supports the AHA mission and goals through administrative, educational, and quality assurance support of its AHA instructors. The ARHS Training Center also supports the health care system's mission and vision through the provision of quality AHA classes to health care professionals, to the community, and by educating and informing the AHA instructors on new skills or AHA programs.


Training Center Contacts

To schedule a CPR class, contact the ARHS AHA Training Center at (828) 268-8971 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Training Center Links

The following links are posted to assist health care providers and the community. If you have any questions regarding any of this material, please contact the Training Center Coordinator

American Heart Association
American Heart Association Courses online
AHA Instructor Portal
ARHS Instructor Portal