McDowell Hospital adds Dr. Maureen Ben-Davies to McDowell Pediatrics

Press release

From McDowell Hospital:

McDowell Hospital introduces Maureen Ben-Davies, MD, MPH, as the newest member of the team at McDowell Pediatrics. Dr. Ben-Davies is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Ben-Davies join the talented team of physicians at McDowell Pediatrics,” said Lynn Boggs, RN, MSN, MBA, FACHE, President and CEO of McDowell Hospital. “Her extensive training and innate ability to connect with children and their families ensure that they will have an exceptional experience at McDowell Hospital and McDowell Pediatrics. Dr. Ben-Davies‚ passion for pediatric care is evident from the moment you meet her.”

Before joining McDowell Pediatrics, Dr. Ben-Davies served as a Clinical Instructor in the department of pediatrics at UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine. She also worked as a consultant in food security research at RTI International in Durham, NC. She completed her residency in pediatrics at the University of Chicago Medical Center in Chicago, IL, and received her master’s degree in public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health. She also earned her medical degree and her bachelor‚s degree from UNC-Chapel Hill.

“I am excited to join McDowell Pediatrics because the physicians share my view that a child‚s well-being ties into a much bigger picture, a safe environment, access to medical care and healthy food,” said Dr. Ben-Davies. “I strive to deliver compassionate, evidence-based healthcare to all children and believe in collaborating with a child’s parents and family to support the child’s optimal growth and development. I can‚t wait to begin working with the families here in western North Carolina.”

In her free time, Dr. Ben-Davies enjoys spending time with her husband and son, making crafts and sinking into a comfortable chair with a great book.

McDowell Pediatrics is located at 387 US 70 West in Marion. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Ben-Davies, please call McDowell Pediatrics at 828-652-6386.

About McDowell Hospital

McDowell Hospital is a Joint Commission-accredited, not-for-profit hospital located in Marion, N.C. Established in 1908, the hospital is licensed for 65 beds and has about 440 employees, including 120 RNs. The hospital is supported by practice service lines that include: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Orthopedics, Urology and Obstetrics & Gynecology. Currently five of its primary care practices have been recognized by CMS as Rural Health Clinics, and McDowell Hospital is developing an expanded primary care network for western North Carolina. McDowell Hospital is part of Mission Health, named in 2012 and 2013 as one of the nation‚s Top 15 Health Systems by Thomson Reuters and Truven Health Analytics, respectively. Mission Health the only health system in North Carolina to receive this recognition. For more information, please visit

About Mission Health

Mission Health, based in Asheville, N.C., is the state‚s sixth-largest health system and the region‚s only not-for-profit, independent community hospital system governed and managed exclusively in western North Carolina. Mission Health was recognized as one of the nation‚s Top 15 Health Systems in 2012 and 2013 by Thomson Reuters and Truven Health Analytics, respectively. Mission Health is one of only two medium-sized health systems to receive this recognition in 2012 and 2013, and the only health system in North Carolina to achieve that distinction.

Mission Health, which traces its roots in the region back to 1885, operates five hospitals, numerous outpatient and surgery centers and the region‚s only dedicated Level II trauma center. Its medical staff consists of more than 1,000 physicians and is certified in more than 50 medical specialties and sub-specialties. Mission Health has seven Centers of Excellence: Cancer, Heart, Mission Children‚s Hospital, Neurosciences, Orthopedics, Trauma and Women‚s Health. Mission Hospital, located in Asheville, is the system‚s flagship hospital and is licensed for 795 beds. It is the regional referral center for tertiary and quaternary care. It also includes Mission Children‚s Hospital ˆ the region‚s only children‚s hospital. Other Mission Health member hospitals include Angel Medical Center in Franklin, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine, McDowell Hospital in Marion and Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. With approximately 9,500 employees and 700 volunteers, Mission Health is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of the people of western North Carolina. For more information, please visit


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