Healthcare professionals in North Carolina’s High Country have discovered a well-kept secret: The Blue Ridge Mountains offer an idyllic place to live, work, and play. Big-city cultural attractions and small-town warmth merge in Boone, North Carolina and its neighboring communities. Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS), the leader for healthcare in the High Country, employees over 1,400 and takes pride in our partnership with area universities and community colleges. ARHS stays committed to promoting health in the High Country, enhancing quality of life and simply “making life better.”
About our Facilities:
Watauga Medical Center (WMC) is licensed as a 117-bed regional referral medical complex, offering both primary and secondary acute and specialty care. WMC received certification by The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center in 2011and The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Chest Pain Certification in 2018.
Conveniently located in Linville, the center point of Avery county, Cannon Memorial Hospital (CMH) is fully accredited by the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Cannon Memorial Hospital was designated as a Critical Access Hospital in December 2005 to ensure long term operational and financial viability and to better extend services to the local community. CMH is a 25-bed acute care hospital with a 10-bed inpatient behavioral health unit.
Beautifully situated high atop a 68-acre tract of land, the Foley Center at Chestnut Ridge is designed for patients healthy enough to be discharged from the hospital (post-acute), but not quite ready to safely return home. Residents and patients will benefit from on-site physicians, short and long-term care, skilled nursing, rehabilitation services, memory support, assisted living and palliative care.
Appalachian Regional Medical Associates (ARMA) is a multi-specialty medical practice entity of the organization. ARMA specializes in delivering provider access to meet the need of our communities.