Broyhill Family Foundation Awards Grant for Chestnut Ridge at Blowing Rock

BOONE, NC (September 27, 2013) -Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) recently received a generous grant from The Broyhill Family Foundation to support the establishment of The Broyhill Rehabilitative Care Neighborhood in the new post-acute care medical facility, Chestnut Ridge at Blowing Rock.

The Rehabilitative Care Neighborhood will help patients regain their independence by offering post – acute care – such as physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy in a home-like environment. The neighborhood will be specifically designed as a place for positive recovery for those individuals who are discharged from the hospital and are not ready to return to their own homes.

“We are very grateful for The Broyhill Family Foundation’s ongoing legacy of support for our healthcare system. Their generosity has touched the lives of so many people in our community,” said Robert Hudspeth, Senior Vice President for Advancement at ARHS. “Through the added service lines available at Chestnut Ridge, ARHS will enhance the compassionate, quality patient care already being provided for the people of North Carolina’s High Country.”

The Broyhill Family Foundation, located in Lenoir, N.C., has a rich history of supporting health care in the High Country. Established in 1946, the Foundation has contributed gifts over the years for Watauga Medical Center, Blowing Rock Hospital, Charles A. Cannon, Jr. Memorial Hospital, Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center and the Paul H. Broyhill Wellness Center.

Sheila Triplett-Brady, Executive Director of the Broyhill Family Foundation, said “The Broyhill Family Foundation is very pleased to continue its support of ARHS initiatives. We are glad to partner with an organization that strives to provide top quality healt care to High Country residents.”

Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation has set a capital campaign goal of $10 million to construct Chestnut Ridge at Blowing Rock. With the generous grant from The Broyhill Family Foundation, total gift commitments currently exceed $6 million.

For more information about Chestnut Ridge at Blowing Rock visit www.chestnutridgeblowingrock.org.

For more information about Appalachian Regional Healthcare System visit www.apprhs.org.

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