Important information about Vidant Health
990 forms and our health system

Vidant Health is a private, not-for-profit health system serving 29 counties in eastern North Carolina. We strive every day to improve the health of the 1.4 million people we serve. The system is made up of eight hospitals, physician practices, home health, hospice, wellness centers and other health care services.

As a major resource for health services and education, Vidant Health strives to support local medical communities and to work with providers throughout the region to deliver quality care. Our goal is to enhance services that are available locally and to eliminate barriers involving time, distance and lack of awareness that sometimes prevent patients from receiving the care they need.

Vidant Health is dedicated to providing best-in-region access, exceptional experience, optimal outcomes – all leading to healthier communities. We have built a solid foundation of understanding who we are and what the people of eastern North Carolina want and need from a system of care.

As a private, not-for-profit organization, Vidant Health submits a 990 form with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The purpose of the form is to provide the IRS and the public with information regarding the activities and policies of tax-exempt organizations. It gives our organization the opportunity to tell who we are, what we do, and who are target audiences are and about the care we provide.

At Vidant Health, we file 990 returns for the following organizations:

  • Vidant Health 
  • Vidant Medical Center 
  • Vidant Community Hospitals – (Administrative Return)
    • A subsidiary of Vidant Health, Vidant Community Hospitals oversees the management of seven regional hospitals located throughout eastern North Carolina. These hospitals include Vidant Bertie Hospital in Windsor, Vidant Chowan Hospital in Edenton, Vidant Duplin Hospital in Kenansville, Vidant Edgecombe Hospital in Tarboro, Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital in Ahoskie, Vidant Beaufort Hospital in Washington and The Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head.
  • Vidant Community Hospitals 
  • The Outer Banks Hospital
  • Vidant SurgiCenter
  • Health Access
  • Vidant Medical Group
  • Vidant Medical Center Foundation
  • Vidant Health Foundation

As a not-for-profit organization, Vidant Health reinvests all excess revenues over expenses in programs, services and facilities that provide access to patient care and health services to the people of eastern Carolina, such as the new Vidant Children’s Hospital addition project, new equipment and recruiting new physicians.

The system partners with medical and community agencies to assess the most pressing health care needs. Health status indicators show increased incidence of disease in the region, especially cancer, heart disease and stroke. Efforts have focused on diabetes, pediatric asthma, school health, injury prevention, access to care, nutrition enhancement, physical activities and chronic disease screenings. In addition, several programs have been implemented that help manage the care of Medicaid enrollees, address access to both medical care and medications for the uninsured and coordinate services for children with obesity.

FAQs about 990

• What does the entire 990 consist of?

The form consists of three main sections: a summary page, the core form and additional schedules. The summary page details basic information about the organization, such as location, mission and a brief outline of financial information.

The core form consists of 12 sections that give more specific information regarding program service accomplishments, tax compliance, governance, management, policies and compensation. Additional schedules include information about contributors, lobbying activities, charity care, community benefits, compensation and related parties. Several of these schedules have been added over the last few years and are designed to increase transparency and compliance.

• What additional schedules are significant in Vidant returns, and what do they mean?

Schedule H was added in 2008 and is specific to hospitals. This form provides detailed information under six categories: (i) charity care and other community benefits; (ii) community building; (iii) Medicare, bad debt, and collection practices; (iv) management companies and joint ventures; (v) facility information; and (vi) supplemental information related to community benefits and procedures. The information on Schedule H is an important resource in determining how well a hospital is fulfilling its tax-exempt purpose and mission.

Schedule J contains specifics regarding compensation paid to officers, directors, trustees, key employees and highest-compensated employees. Information here concerns the types of compensation paid as well as the methods the organization uses to determine compensation.

Schedule O is an open-ended form with additional details and explanations about other areas of the return. At Vidant Health, we also use this schedule to describe our organization in detail and give extensive information about how we accomplish our mission in serving eastern North Carolina.

Health Access 2014 Form 990 (for fiscal year ending 9/30/2015)

SurgiCenter 2014 Form 990 (for fiscal year ending 9/30/2015)

The Outer Banks Hospital 2014 Form 990 (for fiscal year ending 9/30/2015)

Vidant Community Hospitals Central 2014 Form 990 (for fiscal year ending 9/30/2015)

Vidant Community Hospitals Group 2014 Form 990 (for fiscal year ending 9/30/2015)

Vidant Health 2014 Form 990 (for fiscal year ending 9/30/2015)

Vidant Health Foundation 2014 Form 990 (for fiscal year ending 9/30/2015)

Vidant Medical Center 2014 Form 990 (for fiscal year ending 9/30/2015)

Vidant Medical Center Foundation 2014 Form 990 (for fiscal year ending 9/30/2015)

Vidant Medical Group 2014 Form 990 (for fiscal year ending 9/30/2015)

Vidant Properties 2014 Form 990 (for fiscal year ending 9/30/2015)