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UNC Health Appalachian

UNC Health Appalachian


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About Us

Boone, N.C., August 4, 2023 –Effective July 27, 2023, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) has changed its brand to UNC Health Appalachian. This move reflects our efforts to align with UNC Health’s rebranding strategy.

We will remain a locally owned healthcare authority with local governance and decision making through our board of directors who live and work in this community,

Boone, N.C., July 10, 2023 – Watauga Medical Center has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke: Gold Plus quality achievement award for its commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines, ultimately leading to more lives saved and reduced disability.

Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS), the leader for healthcare in the High Country, is comprised of two hospitals, many medical practices, Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center, The Rehabilitation Center, The Breast Center, and the Paul H. Broyhill Wellness Center. Appalachian Regional Healthcare System stays committed to promoting health in the High Country, enhancing quality of life and simply “making life better''.

The mission for ARHS is to support the provision of high quality, compassionate healthcare for the mountain region of northwest North Carolina, northeast Tennessee with a spirit of teamwork based on a set of operating values.

Our vision is to build a regional healthcare system that results in healthier individuals and enhanced quality of life.


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