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The health care community in Greenville is one of the largest in the state of North Carolina.

With 974 beds, Vidant Medical Center is the second largest hospital in North Carolina and is one of five academic medical centers in the state (others include the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University, Wake Forest University, and Campbell University).

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Vidant Medical Center is the only trauma center east of Raleigh and serves as the teaching hospital for The Brody School of Medicine. ECU's School of Dental Medicine is also located on the Vidant Medical Center campus. The hospital hosts over 1,700 licensed medical providers and serves over 1.2 million residents of the region. Many medical offices and clinics along with the hospital and university teaching facilities are located on Greenville's west side, comprising what is known as the Medical District. 

The East Carolina Heart Institute is open and has added 250 jobs along with a state-of-the-art six floor facility.

A 418,000 square foot Cancer Center opened on March 26, 2018 to serve as one of the major destinations for oncology patients in Eastern North Carolina. 

“Vidant Health’s mission is to improve the health and well-being for 1.4 million residents of eastern North Carolina. A recent illustration of our commitment to the community is the 418,000 square-foot-cancer center under construction. We look forward to continued collaboration on community and economic development efforts with the City of Greenville, as well as, other key partners. In addition to our commitment to eastern North Carolina, Vidant is focused on becoming the national model for rural health and wellness by creating a premier, trusted health care delivery and education system.”

Mike Waldrum, MD, MS, MBA
Chief Executive Officer
Vidant Health



Greenville (35 square miles) and Pitt County (656.52 square miles) are located in the north central coastal plains region of Eastern North Carolina, 85 miles east of Raleigh, 87 miles west of the Atlantic Ocean, 157 miles from Richmond VA, 265 miles south of Washington DC, and 485 miles from Atlanta GA.