(LINVILLE, NC) - Charles A. Cannon Jr. Memorial Hospitalwas recently recognized by iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health(NOSORH) for overall excellence in Quality,
JEFFERSON, North Carolina – November 16, 2015 – If the cover of Janet C. Pittard's new book, A Hospital for Ashe County: Four Generations of Appalachian Community Health Care, looks familiar, it should come as no surprise. Stephen Shoemaker's print of the old Ashe County Memorial Hospital on McConnell Street in Jefferson, which was adapted for use on the publication, can be seen in many homes and businesses in Ashe County. The story behind the painting is one of many that make up the rich history of Ashe County's hospital. Inside the cover, the names of many Ashe County families fill the pages of this account of the community's heroic efforts to build a hospital of its own.