Cancer Center and Bed Tower at Vidant Medical Center

University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina Foundation, Inc.
Program Area:
Special Programs Initiative
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This Golden LEAF grant will provide funding to University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina Foundation, Inc. to purchase equipment for a new Cancer Center and Bed Tower to be owned and operated by University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina, Inc. d/b/a Vidant Health. The new $193 million facility will co-locate inpatient, outpatient, and supportive services for people fighting cancer and is described as the hub for providing cancer services for Vidant’s community hospitals throughout eastern North Carolina. The Center will significantly improve Vidant’s ability to ensure patients are able to receive services they need without the added burden of traveling to multiple sites or out of the region for treatment and will reduce new patients’ access to care from twelve business days to about six. The facility will house its own laboratory, expediting treatment for some patients, and a pharmacy with retail and prescription services. It will be equipped with state-of-the-art radiation technology—including the first Varian Edge linear accelerator in the state of NC that facilitates surgery without use of a scalpel—that will both improve capacity and patient experience. The project will also create nearly 200 new full-time equivalent positions over five years and will serve as a training location for more than 3,500 future health professionals.

Ms. Phyllis DeAntonioPO Box 8489Greenville, North Carolina 27835-8489(252) 847-7868
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