At MAHEC, Mountain Area Health Education Center, quality and compassionate healthcare is the foundation for training top physicians, dentists and health professionals for Western North Carolina. Their medical residencies recruit the best and brightest from across the nation and provide critical safety net healthcare, particularly for low-income pregnant women and women facing high risk pregnancies. They are: “Your Doctor. Your Teacher. Your Advocate.” The Women’s Health Fund helps protect the health of women and their babies through pregnancy, labor and delivery.
In the words of one mother: “She is the first one who took the time to talk with me. She was always patient and understanding. Dr. Warren helped me get through and everyone can’t believe I did it… Without her, we wouldn’t have this baby,” she said, “She gave me my miracle baby.”
Last year MAHEC’s women’s healthcare team:
- Provided $3.2 million in safety net healthcare for women in WNC;
- Delivered 1,676 babies, representing 44% of all babies born at Mission Hospital
- Performed 1,083 ob-gyn surgeries or assists for women.
THERE ARE 10 ENTRIES AVAILABLE FOR FUNDRAISING FOR MAHEC AT THE MARATHON!
Join or support Team MAHEC! As a runner or a sponsor, you support quality, compassionate healthcare for mothers and their babies in WNC. Register at ImAthlete to help MAHEC’s Women’s Health Teams of highly qualified and extremely dedicated clinicians continue to serve WNC’s women, regardless of their ability to pay, by running the Asheville Marathon at Biltmore Estate!