Current Employees

The Appalachian Regional Healthcare System Office of Human Resources is responsible for the following areas:

  • Employment
  • Benefits
  • Compensation
  • Payroll
  • Employee Relations

We strive to take care of you while you take care of the patient. We are open 8:30am – 5:00pm and located on the corner of Deerfield and Longvue, across the street from Watauga Medical Center. Human Resources also has satellite offices located in administration at both Foley Center and Cannon Memorial Hospital. View a list of our Human Resources staff who are readily available to assist you.

Change my employee information

To change information such as your name, contact information, banking information, and to stop payroll deductions, download the Employee Information Form, and email the completed for to hrchanges@apprhs.org  no later than 5:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the pay period end date.


Apply for a transfer

Application for Transfer:

To begin the online application process, please visit our website at www.apprhs.org/careers . From the Home page, click “Careers.” On the careers page, click “Career Opportunities.” On the search screen, enter the facility and job category of your choice. Click the job title for any position of interest. Below the job details, see the link, “Current Employees Click Here to Apply Online.”

Eligibility for Transfer:

Employees must complete six months in their current position before applying for transfer.

Employees must not have received counseling or warning for work performance or attendance within the last six months.

Manager Notification:

Employees must notify their current manager prior to submitting an application for transfer. Current managers will receive electronic notification of request for transfer upon submission of application.


Payroll is responsible for the following aspects of employment. Please contact Margo Coffey, Payroll Coordinator, with questions at (828) 262-4161.

  • W2s
  • Expense Reports
  • Mileage Reimbursement
  • Employee Wage Verifications
  • Payroll Deductions
  • Direct Deposit Changes
  • Tax Forms (W4 & NC4)
  • Wage Garnishments

Payroll Forms:

Retirement 1:1 Meetings with Principal

The following dates are available for 1:1 meetings with your Principal Retirement representative. For more information, contact Human Resources. Click here to access the signup page. With this new system you can do everything electronically; sign-up, change an...

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New Mileage Rate as of January 1, 2017

The IRS announced that the mileage reimbursement rate for calendar year 2017 will be 53.5 cents per mile. Please begin using the 53.5 cent rate for any travel reimbursement in 2017. The Expense Reimbursement Form and the Mileage Reimbursement Form are already updated...

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