Cancer is the second leading cause of death for Americans. The mortality rates in eastern North Carolina are significantly higher than the national and state averages, largely because our population's age and lifestyle behaviors put people at greater risk and because many cases of cancer in our region are detected in later stages when treatment is more difficult.
Vidant Health has a bold vision. We will work to prevent the incidence of cancer whenever possible, diagnose the disease in its earliest stages and deliver world-class care close to home for cancer patients in our region.
Central to this vision is creating a new home for Vidant Cancer Care. A new state-of-the-art cancer center and bed tower is being built on the Vidant Medical Center campus in Greenville. It will serve as the hub of Vidant Health’s regional cancer programs and a central location where patients can receive highly specialized care by expert providers and the most modern technology available.
The new facility will be located adjacent to the East Carolina Heart Institute at Vidant Medical Center. It will provide both inpatient and outpatient cancer services in a comfortable yet modern setting. With doctor appointments, testing, treatment and more all in one location, the center will reduce wait times and enhance the convenience, effectiveness and safety of patient care. Allowing our patients to stay close to home for their treatment means greater peace of mind for them and their families during this stressful time.
The cancer center will directly benefit patients during every stage of their treatment. Features of the multi-story tower will include:
Patients, visitors and staff will be able to enjoy healing gardens and natural outside environments, as well as shop at a specialized boutique designed to meet the needs of cancer patients. There will also be a resource room for patients and families to do research, in addition to conference space for cancer awareness and support programs.
As we work to build a healthier future for the people of eastern North Carolina, our hospital is growing. The cancer tower and other construction projects have resulted in traffic and parking shifts around our campus.
Learn more about these changes.
Construction on Vidant Health’s new 6-story, 96-bed cancer center has begun. Watch our progress as we build the 418,000 square foot facility via our construction camera feed.