Where We're Going

Improving the lives of eastern North Carolinians ─ that is OUR legacy, that is OUR future. 

Together, Vidant Health, the Brody School of Medicine and its clinical practice, ECU Physicians, have improved the health and well-being of our community for generations.

From the time the first hospital doors opened 90 years ago and the first class was taught at the medical school more than 40 years ago, to today’s access to the latest state-of-the art medical technologies and world renowned training for doctors, we have never wavered in our commitment to the patients we serve. 

Our caring doctors and nurses improve outcomes for patients each and every day. From common colds and broken bones, to late-stage cancer, they bring not only the best medical knowledge and treatments, but compassion and comfort to those in need. 

We understand firsthand the struggles and uncertainties that come with the changing rural healthcare landscape, and are uniquely positioned to help our communities navigate the way to a healthier future.

That is why Vidant Health and East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine want to forge an even stronger partnership by bringing together in one organizational structure, ECU Physicians and Vidant Medical Group – the two largest and most comprehensive clinical practices in eastern North Carolina. This new enterprise will allow us to provide more comprehensive medical care for those patients who need our shared expertise most. 

While our history of collaboration has resulted in exceptional care, clinical education and research for eastern North Carolina, a formal unification of our separate ambulatory clinical practices will take integrated healthcare to a new level. Together we can be accessible, innovative, industry leading, and above all provide superior results for our patients. 

Our combined vison: Be the national model for rural health and wellness by creating a premier, trusted academic delivery system for the benefit of the people of eastern North Carolina. 

Together, we can reduce the high levels of chronic disease faced by eastern North Carolinians, including cancer, diabetes and heart disease. We can increase research-driven care, train more doctors and nurses that stay in North Carolina, and do so in more rural settings, while also elevating our ability to bring new technologies and therapies that our patients need and deserve.

Together, we remain steadfast in our commitment to the people of eastern North Carolina. We will continue to lead the way to better health for our communities, because our patients are our family members, our friends, our neighbors.