How We're Doing It

After exploring multiple models, we have determined the best option for executing our envisioned future is to integrate ECU Physicians and Vidant Medical Group into a new entity dedicated to excellence in patient care for the East.
Working groups - equally comprised of ECU and Vidant Health representatives - are meeting regularly to tackle the legal, financial and myriad of other details that must be sorted out to ensure the new entity will generate the most successful outcomes for our patients, our learners and our employees.

This public-private partnership reflects a national trend, and is an opportunity for the two organizations to create their destiny, rather than being subject to decisions made by others. We have no doubt the unified system that emerges will have infinitely more to offer to the people of eastern North Carolina.

ECU Physicians, the medical practice of the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, is the most comprehensive practice in the region. Brody's 370 medical providers, including physician faculty and advanced-level practitioners, see patients in 24 primary care and specialty services, which are predominantly located on ECU's health sciences campus or elsewhere in Greenville. ECU employs approximately 900 clinical support staff across the practice. In fiscal year 2016, patient visits to ECU Physicians totaled 668,300.

Vidant Medical Group is a reputable and established multi-specialty physician group that provides superior care for the health and wellness needs of eastern North Carolina. With more than 430 primary and specialty care providers, 690 staff, in more than 80 locations across rural eastern North Carolina, quality health care is never far from home. In addition to hospitalist, emergency medicine, primary care, behavioral health, and pediatrics, Vidant Medical Group has providers in 24 medical specialties. VMG specialists provide state-of-the-art care in areas such as oncology, cardiology, obstetrics, surgery, and neurosciences. VMG provides a compliment of services ranging from wellness care to life-saving procedures across an integrated health care delivery system in over 29 Eastern North Carolina counties. Vidant Medical Group is part of Vidant Health, a system of care which includes eight hospitals that have served this region for years. Last year, Vidant Medical Group had more than 928,000 patient encounters.