About Asheville Women’s Medical Center


Thank You for Voting Asheville Women’s Medical Center the “Best Women’s Health Center” in Western North Carolina in 2013, 2014 and 2015 and “Best Maternity Care Center” 2015.

Annually, the Mountain XPRESS conducts a survey of their readers to rank their experience with local businesses. In the first survey regarding Women’s Health, Asheville Women’s Medical Center ranked first in Western North Carolina. We would like to thank our patients for recognizing the dedication we have to providing the best possible patient experience and outcome in 2013, 2014 and again in 2015.

Leaders in Delivering Medical Care

Asheville Women’s Medical Center is a progressive and comprehensive Ob/Gyn office that has set the standard for women’s care in Western, North Carolina since it was formed in 1976. Over the last 4 decades, the physicians and staff at Asheville Women’s have worked tirelessly to bring you the latest technologic and medical advances while treating you with kindness and compassion. We have been pioneers at bringing minimally invasive surgeries and office procedures and have been the first in Asheville to offer in office sterilization and endometrial ablations, hysteroscopy and D&C procedures. Our surgeons have also been among the first to bring you advanced surgical approaches with the Da Vinci Robotic Surgical System for benign hysterectomy, myomectomy and repair of pelvic organ prolapse. 

Leaders in the Community

Not only have the physicians at Asheville Women’s Medical Center been leaders in delivering women’s health, they have also been leaders in their communities. Many past and present Asheville Women’s Physicians have led Mission Hospitals as Chiefs of Staff, Service Line Leaders, Credentials Chairmen and Quality Chairmen and Patient Safety Officers. Other past and present physicians have led the medical community with Executive Leadership roles for The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Centers for Disease Control and the North Carolina State Department of Health and Human Services. Finally, many of us are involved with our local communities as leaders in our schools, churches and other charitable organizations.

Front Row: Dr. Robert Wright, Dr. Lydia Jeffries, Dr. Eric Hawes Back Row: Amy Burris, WHNP, Dr. Vicky Scott, Dr. Mary Katherine Goodwin, Dr. Stephen Hill, Dr. Michelle Simmons, Dr. Christi Hunt Not pictured: Dr. Kirby Kurtz, Denise Cope, NP

Reliability and Longevity

Asheville Women’s Medical Center is a stable practice of collegial physicians. There has been very little physician turn-over in the past decade and the average length of employment for the current physicians is nearly 14 years. This stability can assure you that your physician will likely  be there for you for years to come.

The office staff at Asheville Women’s has been very stable as well. Many of our nursing and office staff have been at with us for over 20 years ensuring that you see the same friendly faces year after year.

Obstetric Team Approach

Our obstetrics team is very cohesive and made up of 6 board certified/board eligible obstetricians and 2 nurse practitioners. We meet weekly to discuss care plans for high risk patients assuring that your care is delivered in a thoughtful and team approach. Our obstetrics team includes Dr. Hawes, Dr. Godwin, Dr. Hunt, Dr. Simmons, Dr. Wright, Dr. Kurtz,  Amy Burris WHNP and Denise Cope, NP.

I am very proud to be associated with this fine group of physicians, nurse practitioners and office staff that will continue to bring high quality and consistant care to the Women of Western North Carolina for decades to come. Contact our office at 828.258.9191 or email with contact information at info@erichawesmd.com to schedule your appointment today.


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