Vidant Children's Hospital serves children from the 29 counties of eastern North Carolina with comprehensive medical care services. More than 7,000 children are admitted to the 144 bed Children’s Hospital each year, while an estimated 10,000 children receive care in the newly renovated emergency department.
Inpatient units include a 12-bed Pediatric Intensive Care unit which provides critical care services as well as Sedation consultation; a newly constructed, 50-bed state-of-the-art Level III Neonatal Intensive Care unit; a 42-bed nursery for well and convalescent newborns; and inpatient pediatric medical/ surgical units with 42 beds. Pediatric radiology, surgery, rehabilitation, and subspecialty pediatric care as well as dedicated nursing, educational, Child Life, and other support services are available on site.
The Children's Hospital is undergoing a transformation. Groundbreaking on the new James and Connie Maynard Children's Hospital occurred June 2011 and is projected to open Summer 2013. The first phase of the tower will include a Kids' Immunosuppressed Unit (KISU) for children requiring the strictest of isolation, outpatient procedural areas, and an expanded convalescent nursery.
The Children’s Hospital is a member of the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI).
Vidant Medical Center's new, fully-functional Pediatric Emergency Department opened in April 2012.
Vidant Health is comprised of Vidant Medical Center and regional practices and community hospitals. It is affiliated with the Brody School of Medicine.
The hospital is a tertiary referral center and provides acute, intermediate, rehabilitation and outpatient health services to more than 1.2 million people in 29 counties. In an average year, about 33,000 inpatients and more than 266,000 outpatients are treated in our facilities. More than 3,000 babies are born here in a typical year. Our clinical staff includes more than 500 physicians and 1,200 nurses.
Vidant Medical Center is fully accredited by the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).
The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University opened its doors to students in 1977. Class size is 72 students per year. The school is renowned for its primary care training, and is frequently one of the top medical schools in the nation in the US News and World Report survey of medical schools. The school offers twelve residency programs for the specialized training of graduate physicians. Programs include pediatrics, family medicine, emergency medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pathology and laboratory medicine, psychiatric medicine, surgery, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. Combined programs are offered in internal medicine-pediatrics, internal medicine-psychiatry, internal medicine-emergency medicine.
The school also supports programs leading to the doctor of philosophy degree (PhD) in six disciplines -- anatomy and cell biology, biochemistry, microbiology and immunology, pathology, pharmacology, and physiology. In 2011, we welcomed the first class of the ECU Dental School.
East Carolina University is the third largest campus of the University of North Carolina System. It began in 1907 as a small, state-supported teacher training school and has evolved into a comprehensive doctoral research institution that offers nationally recognized academic programs in numerous fields.
The university is a center for education and medicine for the campus and local communities and contributes to the culture of the region through its popular performing arts series, a successful intercollegiate athletics program, and numerous educational and recreational events.
A growing athletic program that excels in football, baseball, softball, and track brings the excitement of collegiate sports to the region. The success of the Pirate football team has resulted in national ranking and several trips to bowl games.