ECU Health, combining ECU's school of medicine and Vidant Health now underway
With the start of 2022, East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine’s and Vidant Health’s joint operating agreement is now underway, creating ECU Health. PRE’s Meredith Radford has more.
The Brody School of Medicine and Vidant Health will remain separate legal entities, but will work under the new shared brand, ECU Health. According to a news release, the ECU Health logo will be revealed in the Spring, followed by the rebranding process for most Vidant entities and ECU Physicians practices, which is expected to take months.
Vidant Health serves more than 1.4 million people in 29 Eastern North Carolina counties. The Brody School of Medicine consistently ranks 1st in North Carolina and in the top 10% nationally for graduating physicians who practice in the state, practice primary care and practice in underserved areas. The joint operating agreement received board approvals in November and became official on Jan. 1.
For Public Radio East, I’m Meredith Radford
ECU and Vidant Health are financial supporters of PRE.