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Kinston Medical Specialists joins Vidant Health

April 23, 2018 posted by Jason Lowry

GREENVILLE, N.C. – Vidant Health’s multi-specialty physician group, Vidant Medical Group (VMG), reached a formal agreement to integrate all eight Kinston Medical Specialists (KMS) practices in Lenoir, Onslow, Duplin and Greene counties.

“Our Vision is to become the national model for rural health care,” said Dr. Michael Waldrum, CEO, Vidant Health. “Our focus is always on the patients and communities we care for and serve. The decision by KMS to join Vidant further enhances our commitment to deliver the best quality of care to this region for generations to come.”

Both organizations have a long history of serving eastern North Carolina. This integration is patient-focused and includes primary and specialty care, diagnostic cardiology services, a full-service gastrointestinal suite and medical infusion.

“We have proudly served eastern North Carolina for many years,” said Dr. Peter Watson. “This agreement ensures that we will be able to continue for the foreseeable future.”

The agreement, effective May 14, 2018, is the largest integration in VMG’s history. VMG will expand to offer patients access to 506 providers and 780 team members, in 95 locations across 29 eastern counties.

“We want to assure our patients they will be able to see the same providers, in the same location, with access to all of the added resources Vidant offers,” said Dr. Teigha J. Randolph.

With these expanded locations and services, VMG will enhance its ability to fulfill its Mission to improve the health and well-being of eastern North Carolina.

About Vidant Health

Vidant Health is a mission-driven, 1,512-bed health system that annually serves more than 1.4 million people in 29 eastern North Carolina counties. The not-for-profit system is made up of 12,000 employees, eight hospitals, home health, hospice, wellness centers, and Vidant Medical Group, a multi-specialty physician and provider group with more than 420 providers in more than 80 practice sites in eastern North Carolina. Vidant is affiliated with The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. As a major resource for health services and education, Vidant has a mission to improve the health and well-being of eastern North Carolina. For more information, visit

About Kinston Medical Specialists

KMS has served Kinston and surrounding areas since 1971. KMS employs 130 staff and 21 providers, in eight locations with more than 60,000 visits per year. Services offered include primary and specialty care, diagnostic cardiology services, full-service gastrointestinal suite and medical infusion.

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