Rappahannock Region and AHEC

Discover Virginia’s Rappahannock Region and AHEC

Northeastern Virginia

Northern Neck - The Northern Neck region, Middle Peninsula and Greater Fredericksburg

The Northern Neck region, Middle Peninsula and Greater Fredericksburg


Health Care Workforce in the Rappahannock Region

The Rappahannock Region, bordered by the Chesapeake Bay, Potomac River and York River, has over 2,000 miles of shoreline. The region includes the counties of Caroline, Essex, Gloucester, King George, King and Queen, King William, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, Northumberland, Richmond, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Westmoreland, and the City of Fredericksburg, is home to hospitals, health systems, Community Health Centers (CHC), and community colleges that offer health professions career studies, internships, training and job opportunities.


Rappahannock Area Health Education Center (RAHEC)

RAHEC’s mission is to recruit, train and retain health professionals and build a pipeline for the community college for continuing education opportunities for post graduates. RAHEC at Rappahannock Community College will connect students to careers, professionals to communities, and communities to better health.

RAHEC serves the counties and cities in the Rappahannock Region include Caroline, Essex, Fredericksburg, Gloucester, King George, King and Queen, King William, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, Northumberland, Richmond County, Spotsylvania, Stafford, and Westmoreland.

Rappahannock Area Health Education Center
Rappahannock Community College
52 Campus Drive
Warsaw, VA 22572
Phone: (804) 333-6777

Stacie Wind - Program Manager

Donna Dittman Hale, MHA, CTC

Stacie Wind is the Director for the Rappahannock Area Health Education Center (AHEC) at Rappahannock Community College (RCC) focusing on community outreach, recruitment, and training of future health professionals in the Virginia Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula Region. Prior to her role as the AHEC Director, Ms. Wind was the Co-Director for the statewide care transitions program at Virginia’s lead Area Agency on Aging, Bay Aging. Ms. Wind, a native of the Northern Neck and a RCC Alumni, is a graduate from James Madison University in Health Administration. Her career includes working in both for-profit and non-profit sectors. Her passion is community outreach and education to improve social determinants of health for the underserved population in rural Virginia. She looks forward to developing and implementing outreach and recruitment for health career initiatives in partnership with RCC and as part of the AHEC mission.

Live, Work and Play in the Rappahannock Region

The City of Fredericksburg lays claim to a rich and distiguished historical heritage. The city, which traditionally served as the trading and financial center of the region, is one of the nation's most beautiful historic attractions, home to four major Civil War battle locations. A nearby favorite includes Lake Anna, one of Virginia's largest lakes and renowned state park.

Wine and dine along the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail. Escape to Ingleside Vineyards located in Virginia's Northern Neck and embracing the lifestyle of the Chesapeake region. Nearby, visit the birthplaces of George Washington, Robert E. Lee and James Monroe. Get a glimpse of the Ingleside Plantation built in 1834 initially as the Washington Academy boys school. During the Civil War the Plantation was used as a Garrison and later a Courthouse. Since 1890, the Flemer Family has owned and operated the estate as a dairy farm evolving into a vineyard.

Local Vineyards
Belle Mount Vineyards
Dog and Oyster Vineyard
General's Ridge Vineyard
Good Luck Cellars
The Hague Winery
Ingleside Vineyards
Jacey Vineyards
Oak Crest Vineyard and Winery
Vault Field Vineyards

Explore the history and heritage of the Northern Neck region. The Dahlgren Heritage Foundation is opening a new museum that will be a center for community education, recreation, unique exhibits and stunning naval artifacts (www.dahlgrenmuseum.org). The Mary Ball Washington Museum and Library, named in honor of George Washington's mother, features exibits from 1797-1830 (www.mbwm.org). Menokin, the home of Declaration of Independence signer Francis Lightfoot Lee circa 1769 (www.menokin.org).  The Steamboat Era Museum, created to preserve, educate and interpret the era of steamboats the navigated the waters of the Chesapeake Bay (www.steamboateramuseum.org). Stratford Hall, built in the 1730's, was the birthplace of Robert E. Lee and home to Declaration of Independence signers and brothers Richard Henry and Francis Lightfoot Lee. Visit the Great House, the Mill, and the rare Miocene Cliffs (www.stratfordhall.org).

Places to stay
Bed & Breakfast/INN
The Boat


Counties and Cities in the Rappahannock Region

 The counties and cities in the Rappahannock Region include CarolineEssexFredericksburgGloucesterKing GeorgeKing and QueenKing WilliamLancasterMathewsMiddlesexNorthumberlandRichmond CountySpotsylvaniaStafford, and Westmoreland.


District Health Organizations and Hospitals

Mary Washington Hospital
Rappahannock General Hospital
Rappahannock Health District
Riverside Health System
Riverside Regional Medical Center
Riverside Tappahannock Hospital
Riverside Walter Reed Hospital
Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center
Stafford Hospital
Three Rivers Health District


Community Health Centers (CHC)

Northern Neck-Middlesex Free Health Clinic
Kilmarnock (Main Clinic)
51 William B Graham Court
Kilmarnock VA 22482

Westmoreland Outreach Clinic
Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church
16340 King Highway
Montross, VA 22520

Ledwith-Lewis Free Clinic
317 Duke Street
Tappahannock, VA 22560

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Capital Region AHEC – Richmond Metro and surrounding areas

Eastern Virginia Region AHEC – Southeast Virginia and Peninsula

Northern Virginia Region AHEC – Northern Virginia

Rappahannock Region AHEC – Northern Neck, Fredericksburg, and Middle Peninsula

South Central Region AHEC – Lynchburg, Danville, and surrounding area

Southside Region AHEC – South of Richmond

Southwest Virginia Region AHEC – Roanoke Valley and West