New Year’s Day

Easter Monday

Memorial Day

Independence Day

Labor Day

Thanksgiving and the Friday after

Christmas Eve


Watauga Medical Center and Cannon Memorial Hospital do not close for holidays. All scheduled personnel are required to report to work. The holiday closing dates have been approved for the following services/departments. Please refer to Policy HR-305 for holiday compensation and closure details. 


  • Administration
  • Finance
  • Patient Financial Services
  • Revenue Integrity
  • Medical Records
  • Human Resources during weeks with no payroll
  • The Learning Center
  • Community Outreach
  • Corporate Communications
  • Foundation
  • Medical Staff Relations
  • Grandfather Clinic
  • ARMA Administration
  • All ARMA Practices
  • The Sleep Centers
  • Outpatient Imaging Center
  • Outpatient Cardiopulmonary
  • Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
  • The Rehabilitation Centers
  • THRIVE: Transition to Wellness
  • The Cardiology Center Practice
  • Infection Control
  • Risk Management 

Areas where an interruption in services would have a negative effect on necessary or essential patient care or operations will need to triage patient or operational needs to identify the minimum required staffing and schedule a portion of staff to be available on the days designated for Holiday closing. Areas required to schedule either minimum staff or on-call staff as needed are:


  • Wound Care
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Outpatient Behavioral Health
  • Human Resources during payroll weeks
  • Cardiac Diagnostic Testing
  • Cardiovascular Lab
  • Surgical Services

Please note: Changes to these dates must be approved by an appropriate member of Senior Leadership. AppUrgent Care Center will be closed only on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. The urgent care center will operate on a regular schedule all other days of the year and scheduled personnel are required to report to work.

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