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Vidant Medical Center

2100 Stantonsburg Road, Greenville NC 27834 | 252-847-4100 | Contact Us, Open 24 Hours

Top In Our Region

Located in Greenville, the fast-growing cultural hub of eastern North Carolina, Vidant Medical Center is the heart of the Vidant Health system. We have more than 900 licensed beds and are proud to offer extensive inpatient and outpatient services to more than 1.4 million people across 29 counties.

Vidant Medical Center is the third largest Level I Trauma Center in the nation and serves as the flagship teaching hospital for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. We are a tertiary care referral center and designated Magnet hospital. Our thousands of dedicated health care professionals include specialists from all over the country and around the world.

Every day, we work to improve patient outcomes through groundbreaking research, innovative technologies and award-winning programs and services at our state-of-the-art facilities. Putting patients first is more than a goal here — it’s a way of life. That’s why we continue to be recognized nationally for our patient- and family-centered approach to care, and why we’re the ultimate regional resource for comprehensive health services and clinical expertise.

Honored for Quality Stroke Care

Vidant Medical Center is one of four hospitals east of I-95 to be certified as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission, the organization that sets standards for and accredits hospitals in the United States. This designation means that we have the trained staff and dedicated resources to care for anyone suffering from stroke. It's also a sign of our commitment to improve our patients' outcomes.

Stroke treatment is fast at Vidant Medical Center. At the first sign of trouble, we call a "code stroke" and our stroke response team begins immediate care. We also give patients a clot-busting drug to treat a certain type of stroke called ischemic. This drug, called tPA, is the only FDA-approved medication for ischemic stroke.

Community Health Programs

Vidant Medical Center (VMC) has longstanding initiatives that have enabled us to have a head start on many of the community health improvement strategies encouraged by health care reform. The scope of services provided by VMC’s Community Health Programs (CHP) department include primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention initiatives for the pediatric, adult, and the older adult population. The following programs that are part of the Community Health Programs department include:

  • Community Health Improvement
  • Eastern Carolina Injury Prevention Program
  • Pediatric Asthma Program
  • Pitt Partners for Health
  • Senior Services
  • School Health Program

For more information about Community Health Programs, contact Catherine Dews Nelson, Senior Administrator at 252-847-6077.

Our Location: 604-A Medical Drive

Community Health Improvement

Health care reform (ACA) has elevated the importance of prevention, ensuring that not-for-profit hospitals integrate community health improvement into population health. The role of Community Health Improvement (CHI) at Vidant Medical Center (VMC) is to facilitate/coordinate collaborative programming with VMC internal departments and services and external community partners to align with the most recent Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) health priorities.

  • Access to Care
  • Chronic Disease Prevention
  • Nutrition and Physical Activity
Community Health Needs Assessment

For more information about Community Health Improvement programming, contact Stefanie Keen, Prevention Coordinator at 252-847-8265.

Our Location: 604-A Medical Drive

Eastern Carolina Injury Prevention Program

The Eastern Carolina Injury Prevention Program, known as ECIPP, was established in 1995 as a joint effort between the Vidant Health Trauma Center and the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University Department of Emergency Medicine. This Community Health Program at Vidant Medical Center strives to improve the health of area citizens by reducing the incidence and impact of injuries.

Child Safety Seat Inspection Station

Partnering with Greenville Fire/Rescue and Winterville Fire/Resue to offer community-wide services, trained technicians check child safety seats for proper installation and give parents education on how to have their children’s seats properly installed.

If you are interested in a child seat check, call Fire/Rescue Station 1 at 329-4390 and ask where a technician is working. One Friday each month, the inspection station is open for families in need of seats. Based on eligibility, families may only have to pay a portion of the seat’s cost. Currently, the cost is $30 per seat. Call your caseworker for eligibility requirements and an appointment.

SAFE KIDS Pitt County

The mission of this coalition is to prevent unintentional injuries to children from birth to 19 years of age. The local Coalition is an affiliate of Safe Kids Worldwide and consists of community collaboration between health professionals, law enforcement and parents partnering to prevent children’s injuries. The program serves as a consultant to counties in the region and conducts educational events.

Focus areas include water safety, fire safety, poison safety, EMS Week, bicycle safety, child passenger safety seats, teen safe driving, sports safety and pedestrian safety.

Safe Communities Coalition of Pitt County

Initially funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, this is a group of citizens and local agencies that come together to identify traffic problems, and to develop, implement and evaluate interventions to make travel safer in Pitt County. This group also identifies other high risk areas and strives towards the implementation of improvement measures.

The Safe Driving School is a collaborative effort with Pitt Community College and the local District Attorney’s Office that offers citizens an education option that results in a penalty reduction after receiving a traffic citation. The Driver Improvement Course is an eight hour class that targets individuals that receive a speeding citation for speeding 15-25 mph over the speed limit with no other infarctions. The Roadwise Safe Driver Course is a four hour class for individuals over the age of 50 that have received a traffic citation. The AARP Safe Drivers Class is also offered to help drivers refine their driving skills and develop safe defensive driving techniques. This class is free and there are no test.

Sports Safety Prevention Program

Over 46.5 million children participate in organized sports each year in the United States. Unfortunately, more than 2.6 million children 0-19 years old are treated in the emergency department each year for sports and recreation-related injuries. The urgency for sports safety prevention triggered the ECIPP to implement sports safety outreach throughout Pitt County, after the tragic death of Jaquan Waller. Waller was a star football player at J.H. Rose High School and died of “second impact syndrome” due to swelling of the brain before the first head injury healed properly.

The Sports Safety Prevention Program (SSPP) was first implemented in Spring 2012 as a pilot program at A.G. Cox Middle School in Winterville NC. The pilot program began as an assembly where over 230 sixth grade students came together in the gym to learn various sports safety prevention topics from health professionals. Currently, the SSPP reaches over 1,700 students each year. Our current program offers sports safety educational clinics which covers the following topics: concussion awareness, proper hydration, training and conditioning, acute and overuse injury prevention, emergency response, and positive play.

Active Routes to School Project

Active Routes to School is a North Carolina Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Project supported by a partnership between the N.C. Department of Transportation and the N.C. Division of Public Health. The goal of the project is to increase the number of North Carolinians that meet the physical activity recommendations by increasing the number of elementary and middle school students who safely walk and bike to or at school.

Teen Safe Driving

Our Teen Safe Driving initiative consist of various peer-to-peer, interactive, sensory driven programs, along with the goal of increasing seat belt use and reducing risky behaviors, alcohol-related crashes, and fatalities, among students in Eastern North Carolina. PittCo is a student-led program that focuses on four risk areas: distracted driving, seat belt use, speeding and alcohol use. Vehicle Injury Prevention for a Very Important Person (VIP for a VIP) brings together the different local agencies impacted by teen fatalities to present a dramatic crash reenactment and the realities of bad decisions and motor vehicle crashes. Countdown to Drive is a program for parents of teen drivers that equips families with knowledge and skills needed to establish and reinforce restrictions regarding high-risk driving behaviors. The goal of this program is to break down barriers between parents and teen drivers, and promote open conversations.

Falls Prevention

Each year, 2.8 million older people are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries. One out of five falls causes a serious injury such as broken bones or a head injury, and more than 95% of hip fractures are caused by falling. Despite the startling statistics, there are many inexpensive home modifications that can be done to prevent falls. Remembering When is a multi-agency fire and falls prevention program that assesses homes for fire and falls risks, and makes “on the spot” modifications as needed. The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program focuses on balance, falls prevention, and non-pharmacological treatment of arthritis through 8 week classes offered to the community.

Brain Minders Puppet Shows

Traumatic Brain Injuries constitute almost half-a-million emergency department visits annually by children aged 0 to 14 years. Many of these injuries are related to not wearing a safety helmet. Brain Minder Puppet Shows target pre-K and kindergarten age children by educating on the following injury prevention and safety topics: pedestrian safety, helmet safety, playground safety, bike safety, and child passenger safety.

For more information, contact Sue Anne Everette Pilgreen, MSN, RN, CPN – Program Manager or Dr. Shannon Longshore-Medical Director at 252-847-8688.

Our Location: Doctor’s Park #2

School Health Program

Children and adolescents can experience a wide range of problems - physical, social, emotional, and behavioral - that affect their ability to participate in school. Vidant Medical Center’s School Health Program nurses serve students pre-K through 12th grade in Pitt County Schools. These registered nurses work in the schools to help students, parents, and teachers manage these problems and improve student health and academic performance.

The school nurses coordinate programs that promote good health among students and staff.

Activities include:

  • Assessment of student and staff health needs
  • Assistance with access to medical, vision, and dental care
  • Coordination of care for students with chronic health issues, including development of health plans and emergency action plans
  • Collaboration between the school and health care providers
  • Management of the medication administration process
  • Participation in 504 and Individualized Education Plans for health issues
  • Provision of health-related counseling and education
  • Coordination of educational programs on disease and injury prevention

Hospital nurses, physicians, community health providers, families, school staff, and students may make referrals to the school health program. For more information about the School Health Program, contact Terri Joyner, Manager, at 252-847-6576.

Our Location: 604-A Medical Drive

Senior Services

Senior citizens are the fastest growing segment of the population both nationally and locally. In recognition of the need to serve this important population, Vidant Medical Center partners with local providers and community-based agencies to establish special programs that identify and address the health and social needs of older adults to improve access to care and quality of life.

The Senior Services program assists area people who are 55 or older lead healthier, more independent lives. Services include:

  • Health and Social Support Education pertinent to the unique needs of seniors
  • Chronic disease screening and referral
  • Weekly GoldPath Senior’s Program (Thursdays at 10:30 am)
  • Medicare counseling and Part D enrollment
  • Resources for caregivers
  • Advanced care planning
  • Fire and Fall Prevention Awareness
  • Monthly GoldPath Newsletter

For more information about Senior Services, contact Mary Hall, Prevention Coordinator at 252-847-0550.

Our Location: 604-A Medical Drive

Pediatric Asthma Program

Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases in our country that affects millions of children. Asthma is a controllable disease, and children with asthma should expect to lead active, healthy lives free of asthma symptoms. Unfortunately, many children and their families spend too many hours with uncontrolled symptoms in hospitals and emergency rooms. The Pediatric Asthma Program at Vidant Medical Center (VMC) provides inpatient asthma management education for children (up to age 18) who have asthma regardless of their county of residence. Case Management and educational services are provided for children with asthma and their families residing in Pitt and Greene counties.

Comprehensive services offered by the Pediatric Asthma Program at VMC are free and include:

  • Case management services- home visits, school visits and clinic visits (Pitt/Greene)
  • Patient and Community Education – learn how to manage asthma and prevent problems that can occur
  • Tools – learn what information and equipment is needed to treat asthma at different ages
  • Resources – learn about local support in your community for asthma awareness
  • Medication assistance- assist with resources to obtain a child’s asthma medications (Pitt/Greene)
  • Asthma Camps and Fun Days- a variety of activities to support children with asthma and their families throughout the year

For more information about the Pediatric Asthma Program at Vidant Medical Center, contact Theresa Blount, Coordinator at 252-847-6835.

Our Location: 604-A Medical Drive

Contact information for pediatric asthma programs at other Vidant Health hospitals:

Pitt Partners for Health (PPH)

Pitt Partners for Health (PPH) was established in 1995 as a community health partnership with representatives from local churches, businesses, communities, and health and social support organizations. These representatives are dedicated to improving the health of Pitt County residents through assessment, resource identification and development, citizen advocacy, comprehensive planning and coordination of health improvement and prevention strategies.

Health priorities are determined every 3 years and are based on the results from the Pitt County Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). The preparation of the Pitt County CHNA is a joint effort between Pitt Partners for Health, Vidant Medical Center, Pitt County Health Department, and the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. PPH serves a critical role in assuring that the community has a collective voice in addressing the most compelling health needs in Pitt County.

PPH has identified the following health priorities and formed action teams to address these areas:

  • Access to Care
  • Chronic Disease Prevention
  • Nutrition and Physical Activity

Vidant Medical Center serves as the administrative agency for PPH. Pitt Partners for Health meets the 2nd Thursday of every month (except July) at 8:30 am in various locations around Pitt County. For more information about Pitt Partners for Health, contact Stefanie Keen at 252-847-8265.

Our Location: 604-A Medical Drive

Services Provided

Visiting

Like all Vidant Health hospitals and facilities, we’re patient- and family-centered—which means we recognize what an important role loved ones play in the healing process. Please help us keep visits safe and comfortable for everyone by following these guidelines:

  • Wash your hands each time you enter and leave a patient’s room
  • Stay home if you’re not feeling well 
  • Make sure children under 12 are supervised by an adult other than the patient  
  • Don’t bring weapons or use tobacco on our campus
  • Always wear a shirt and shoes

Thank you for helping us promote a restful and healing environment.