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Vidant Medical Center is a regional facility that serves as an acute care referral center for a 29-county region as well as a community hospital for citizens of Pitt and Greene Counties. The hospital is licensed for 909 beds and is staffed by more than 400 physicians.

Vidant Medical Center is the teaching hospital for the ECU School of Medicine and serves as a regional training site for many other health professionals. It is eastern North Carolina's only Level I Trauma Center and provides a comprehensive array of healthcare services ranging from wellness and prevention to acute care, rehabilitation and home health.


The East Carolina Heart Institute is the first in North Carolina devoted exclusively to education, research, treatment, and prevention of cardiovascular diseases. The institute is associated with Vidant Medical Center and East Carolina University. The primary facilities that make up the Heart Institute are located on the campuses of Vidant Medical Center and ECU's Brody School of Medicine.


The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University is a 40-year-old medical school with a strong primary care orientation.  The Brody School of Medicine is nationally recognized for the number of graduates practicing primary care, approximately 42%, and provides many of the doctors practicing in North Carolina: 1 out of 5 doctors in North Carolina is a graduate of Brody.


Faculty, students, and residents at the ECU School of Dental Medicine are passionate about improving the health and quality of life of all North Carolinians. State-of-the-art clinics at ECU serve the oral health needs of adults and children. Our community service learning centers are branching out across the state to address the shortage of dentists in rural and underserved areas.

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