Our Facilities

MAHEC Biltmore Campus

The Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) was established in 1974 and serves a 16-county region in Western North Carolina. MAHEC is the largest Area Health Education Center in North Carolina and evolved to address national and state concerns with the supply, retention and quality of health care professionals. MAHEC’s approach to caring for patients is based on an advanced care team model. At MAHEC, we have residency training in general surgery, family medicine, ob-gyn, psychiatry, and dentistry as well as fellowship training in sports medicine and hospice and palliative care.

Mission Health System

Mission Hospital is licensed for 763 beds. The emergency department has 100,000 patient visits per year, the level II trauma center admits 3,400 patients per year, and the helicopter transports more than 1,000 patients per year. Mission Children’s Hospital includes 130 beds with 60 board certified pediatric subspecialists providing care in 23 different specialties.

Mission Hospital surgery services includes eight critical care certified acute care surgeons, 11 subspecialty surgeons, two pediatric surgeons and five vascular surgeons that provide the entire spectrum of patient care and surgical procedures. At more than 35,000 surgical procedures each year, Mission Hospital is the busiest surgical hospital in North Carolina.

Angel Medical Center

Angel Medical Center, located in Franklin NC, is only 60 miles from Asheville. This facility provides a rural surgical experience in a setting that has been used by MAHEC GME programs in the past. Residents will learn the breadth and depth of being a community surgeon from the surgeons at this site.



Haywood Regional Hospital

Located in Waynesville, NC, only 29 miles from Asheville, sits Haywood Regional Hospital. It will provide residents with additional experience in the skills needed to be a community-based surgeon.



Margaret R. Pardee Memorial Hospital

Located in Hendersonville, NC, only 26 miles from Asheville, is Margaret R. Pardee Memorial Hospital. Pardee Hospital serves a smaller rural community than Mission Hospital and has the GME infrastructure and faculty with demonstrated teaching interest and skills that will help ensure our residents receive the best training possible.

University of North Carolina Hospitals

200 miles east of Asheville is the University of North Carolina Hospitals System. Provided with the opportunity to work closely with the residents of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, our residents will perform their required burn and transplant rotation at this site.