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Officials break ground on new cancer center

Mar 20, 2015
Greenville, NC – Today Vidant Health officials broke ground on a new cancer center and bed tower that will allow cancer services provided at Vidant Medical Center to be located in a single, state-of-the-art facility.  Eastern North Carolina has a much higher mortality rate for cancer diagnosis than the national average and more than 7,500 new cases are diagnosed each year in this region. 

“We are dedicating significant resources to build a premier cancer program, focusing on developing a sustainable, regionally connected system-of-care,” said Janet Mullaney, interim CEO of Vidant Health. “We are building this cancer center and bed tower to be the hub of inpatient and outpatient care, providing access to prevention, early detection and coordinated patient care.”

The new 418,000 square foot cancer center and bed tower will be located adjacent to the existing East Carolina Heart Institute on the Vidant Medical Center campus. The six-story, 96-bed facility will be designed so all inpatient beds can provide care at either intensive or intermediate care levels. It will also include space for the following:
  • First floor – 140,000 square feet, including a lobby, outpatient cancer clinic, radiation oncology, infusion services, patient support, pharmacy, lab and administration office space.
  • Second floor – 48 inpatient beds and clinical support space
  • Third floor – mechanical, electrical and support space
  • Fourth floor – 48 inpatient beds and clinical support space
  • Fifth and sixth floors –used for storage, leaving space for possible future expansion and/or the replacement of existing hospital inpatient beds

The estimated cost of construction and equipping the cancer center and bed tower is $170.8 million. Approximately $40 million of the cost is expected to be funded through philanthropy.  

Make an online donation now: Vidant Cancer Tower

Vidant Health, a mission-driven, not-for-profit corporation, owns, leases or has a majority membership interest in eight eastern North Carolina hospitals. The health system includes Vidant Beaufort Hospital, Vidant Bertie Hospital, Vidant Chowan Hospital, Vidant Duplin Hospital, Vidant Edgecombe Hospital, The Outer Banks Hospital, Vidant Medical Center, Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital, Vidant Home Health and Hospice, Vidant Wellness Centers, Vidant Medical Group and is affiliated with the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. On the web at www.vidanthealth.com. 

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