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The Foley Center at Chestnut Ridge To Host Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Sept. 16, 2016

After nearly two years of growing anticipation, The Foley Center at Chestnut Ridge, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System’s (ARHS) new post-acute care center, will celebrate a grand opening on Friday, September 16, 2016.

The community is invited to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony at The Foley Center, located at 621 Chestnut Ridge Parkway in Blowing Rock at 11 a.m. After the ceremony, an open house and guided tours of the new facility will be hosted by ARHS from noon until 3 p.m.


Designed with the patient in mind, the 112-bed healthcare facility will serve as a cost-saving alternative 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.

Beautifully situated high atop a 68-acre tract of land, the 87,500 square-foot facility will replace Blowing Rock Rehabilitation and Davant Extended Care Center (formerly Blowing Rock Hospital). Unlike its predecessor, The Foley Center will function less like a hospital and more resembling of a modern patient-centered neighborhood. Private and semi-private bedrooms, a rehabilitation gym, community dining areas and six living rooms each equipped with breathtaking mountain views are just a few of the amenities residents can expect.

While the celebration will take place on September 16th, The Foley Center will open its doors to patients and residents later in the fall. In addition, the Harriet and Charles Davant, Jr. Medical Clinic and Boone Drug’s Village Pharmacy are both scheduled to open on the property later this fall.

“The Foley Center at Chestnut Ridge will allow us to treat the right patient, at the right time, in the right place,” said Richard Sparks, President & CEO, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System. “Our goal is to provide patients with quality care in an affordable home-like setting that will not only improve their overall health outcomes, but also reduce lengths of stay and hospital readmissions.”

The Foley Center at Chestnut Ridge was named after Dennis and Diane Foley, who provided the lead gift for its construction. The Foley’s were first introduced to the healthcare system in 2002, after Diane was diagnosed with lymphoma. Fortunately, after two years of treatment under the care of Dr. Herman Godwin at the Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center, she was declared cancer free. Since that time, the Foley’s have remained faithful supporters of ARHS.

To learn more about The Foley Center at Chestnut Ridge, visit https://apprhs.org/foleycenter.