The Vidant Medical Center serves a 29-county referral area with a multitude of services that include organ transplant, a Level I Trauma Center, air ambulance service, neonatal intensive care and centers for rehabilitation, diabetes, cancer, and cardiac care.
The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University has partnered with Vidant in creating innovative facilities such as the Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center and the East Carolina Heart Institute. ECU faculty physicians and research scientists work with practicing physicians in classrooms, affiliated hospitals, and community practice settings.
For example, the School of Dental Medicine at East Carolina University is remedying the shortage of dentists in eastern North Carolina while providing care to rural and underserved communities. The school is housed in the new state-of-the-art Ledyard E. Ross Hall, which includes 133 operatories, large “smart classrooms," and simulation laboratories (pictured below).