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 one of nine Area Health Education Centers in North Carolina and evolved to address national and state concerns with the supply, retention, and quality of healthcare 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, addiction medicine, and hospice and palliative care.
Mission Health System
Mission Hospital is licensed for 815 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.
The Charles George VAMC
The Charles George VAMC is a Joint Commission accredited, tertiary referral, 1C facility that provides the full spectrum of health services to Veterans residing in a 23-county area of Western North Carolina. The medical center has 119 authorized acute care beds (including a 16-bed inpatient psychiatric unit), two state-of-the-art Intensive Care Units, 120 authorized Community Living Center (CLC) beds, and 18 authorized Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program beds. The medical center also operates community based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) in Franklin, Rutherford County, and Hickory, N.C. The VAMC currently has the resident spots available and the clinical volume to support four full time surgical residents from the MAHEC program. Regarding colorectal cases, the VAMC will provide the resident a valuable learning opportunity with four General Surgeons performing approximately 100 colectomy cases per year.
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.