Officials gathered June 20 for the ribbon cutting ceremony to open Maynard Children's Hospital, a facility built specifically to serve children in eastern North Carolina (Photos by Cliff Hollis)
'WHERE MIRACLES HAPPEN'
Ribbon cutting ceremony opens Maynard Children’s Hospital
June 20, 2013
By Steve Tuttle
ECU News Services
The James and Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville officially opened today (June 20) with officials predicting that it will become a special healing place for the hundreds of thousands of children whose families live east of I-95.
The ribbon cutting on the $48.2 million facility was attended by Gov. Pat McCrory, executives of Vidant, leaders of the Brody School of Medicine and scores of community leaders. It becomes the first and only facility designed and built specifically for children in the 29-country region served by Vidant.
“This children’s hospital serves the entire eastern third of the state,” said Dr. Ronald Perkin, co-medical director of Maynard Children’s Hospital and chair of Brody’s Department of Pediatrics. “This place is more than concrete and steel; it’s a place where miracles happen.”
Images below from inside the new facility show radiology equipment and colorful decor designed specifically for children. Pictured at the ceremony are, left to right, James Maynard, a major donor for whom the Children's Hospital is named; Dr. Ronald Perkin, co-medical director of Maynard Children’s Hospital and chair of Brody’s Department of Pediatrics; and N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory.