Appalachian Regional Healthcare System in now UNC Health Appalachian

Last Updated on August 4, 2023 10:14 am

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, “ Chuck Mantooth, CEO of Appalachian Regional Healthcare System, said. “The rebrand does not change our operations or our commitment to providing high quality care to our patients and their families.”

While the community will begin to see the transition to the new logo beginning in October, it will take some time for the new brand to be updated in all places. This will happen in phases and items such as digital assets will change over quickly; however, larger scope projects like signage will gradually transition.

UNC Health Appalachian is a not-for-profit healthcare system and is managed by UNC Health. UNC Health Appalachian is comprised of three hospitals, fifteen medical practices, a cancer center, a heart and vascular center, a rehabilitation center and a healthcare foundation. For more information, please visit

About UNC Health

UNC Health is a state entity and an affiliated enterprise of the University of North Carolina system, comprised of 15 hospitals, 19 hospital campuses and more than 900 clinics along with the clinical patient care programs of the UNC School of Medicine (SOM). It exists to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others we serve and to further the teaching mission of the University of North Carolina SOM. Over the past three years, UNC Health has provided more than $400 million in uncompensated or charity care to the citizens of North Carolina. Our hospitals have received numerous awards and recognition for quality care, patient safety and the overall patient experience. For more information, please visit

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