Mountain Area Health Education Center
At MAHEC we are passionate about excellence in healthcare. For 38 years we have provided high quality, compassionate healthcare as a
foundation for training top physicians and health professionals. Our impact in the region is significant:
In addition, our staff, faculty and alumni are important resources to the 16 hospitals in our region.
Yet Western North Carolina has a critical shortage of primary care physicians and many of our neighbors do not have access to primary healthcare.
Our goals as an academic medical center are ambitious, we will:
How will we do this? MAHEC has a talented and passionate staff. Our values - quality, creativity, and collaboration - will drive us forward.
It will require leadership at all levels of our organization, which we have. It will take the courage to try without fear of failing.
I look forward to the journey and encourage you to learn more about MAHEC in the coming year.
From Jeff Heck, MDMAHEC President and CEO
MAHEC was established in 1974 and is a leader in healthcare, education and innovation. Our vision is to:
Located in Asheville, MAHEC serves a 16-county region in Western North Carolina. We are the largest Area Health Education Center
in North Carolina, which evolved to address national and state concerns with the supply, retention and quality of health professionals.
MAHEC is Your Doctor.
Primary, Ob-Gyn and Dental Healthcare
Our vision is for quality, compassionate healthcare for the people of WNC. We provide a full spectrum of healthcare services including primary care, behavioral medicine, pharmacotherapy, labor and delivery, dental health, and internal medicine.
MAHEC is Your Teacher.
Medical and Dental Residencies
At MAHEC we train future physicians to provide excellent, compassionate healthcare in WNC. Our faculty are appointed by UNC Chapel Hill, set a high standard of excellence and are dedicated as visionaries, mentors and caring physicians.
MAHEC specializes in continuing education programs, at the regional and national level, for health professionals in medicine, nursing, mental health, pharmacy, dental and allied health.
MAHEC provides learning opportunities for students pursuing health professions.
MAHEC is Your Advocate.
Innovation and Information
MAHEC is committed to the innovation of quality patient-centered care, systems of healthcare delivery, and educational excellence. We are on the cutting edge of evidence based research to improve patient healthcare in WNC and beyond.