Vidant & ECU in collaboration

The proposed agreement to integrate ECU Physicians and Vidant Medical Group expired on Jan. 1, 2019.

For over 40 years, Vidant and ECU have aligned our organizations in support of our shared vision for rural eastern North Carolina. We will continue to collaborate and work together on solutions for the communities we serve.

The below articles demonstrate our ongoing collaboration to deliver quality care for the communities we serve.

Vidant-ECU partnership delivers high quality health care at reduced cost

Recently released federal data shows that a partnership between ECU and Vidant Health made significant improvements in the quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries while still achieving significant cost savings last year.

Successful kidney transplant driven by care team, community support

“It was a life-changing experience.” That’s how Brandon Hodges describes the kidney transplant he received a couple of months ago at Vidant Medical Center (VMC).

Vidant/ECU offering new life-saving treatment for advanced heart failure

As part of its mission to improve the health and well-being of eastern North Carolina, Vidant Medical Center (VMC) in partnership with the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University (ECU), is now offering a new life-saving treatment option for patients with advanced heart failure.

Vidant/ECU surgeons offering procedure to treat acid reflux

Vidant Medical Center and the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University are offering an outpatient procedure to cure acid reflux using the LINX® device.

Vidant Health, ECU committed to prevention and early detection of lung cancer

For Outer Banks native Mary Ellen Hinish, a low-dose CT scan led to physicians removing a cancerous mass from her lung. Now cancer-free, Hinish wants her story to be an example to others that “getting this test done is worth your life.”

ECU students use music therapy to help Vidant Medical Center patients

“The girls and their music made it much easier for him to go on to glory,” Brenda Daniels said. Her husband, Noah Daniels, passed away in January at Vidant Medical Center. She said she is eternally grateful for two East Carolina University music therapy students who spent time singing and playing music for her husband and family.