Oct. 1, Vidant Medical Group (VMG) and the Department of Emergency
Medicine at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina
University began providing emergency medicine services at The
Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head.
The Outer Banks Hospital to the Brody School of Medicine along with
Vidant Medical Group was an easy decision,” said Ronnie Sloan,
president of The Outer Banks Hospital. “Our residents and visitors will
now have access to decades of emergency medicine experience and
high-quality local providers that live here and are part of our
providing day-to-day emergency care for residents and visitors, the
combination of Vidant and ECU/Brody will provide access to physicians
that have experience in innovative programs such as emergency
simulation training and rural emergency practice experts. In addition,
the team of providers will have access to prompt consultation with
peers and access to physicians with clinical experience in specialties,
including toxicology and pediatric emergency medicine.
and ECU have a long history of working together and providing
high-quality emergency services in eastern North Carolina,” said
Theodore Delbridge, M.D., MPH, Distinguished Professor and Chair of the
Department of Emergency Medicine at Brody School of Medicine at ECU.
“For more than 30 years, the two organizations have collaborated to
train new generations of emergency physicians in one of the nation’s
most established medicine residency training programs.”
ECU and Vidant Medical Group collectively employ or contract with 98
emergency medicine physicians and 40 advanced practitioners that
provide emergency medicine in eastern North Carolina. Vidant Medical
Group currently provides emergency professional services to four
community hospitals including Vidant Roanoke Chowan, Vidant Chowan,
Vidant Bertie and Vidant Duplin hospitals. ECU Emergency Medicine
currently provides emergency professional services for the Level I
Trauma Center, Adult, Pediatric and Minor Emergency Departments at
Vidant Medical Center and at Vidant Beaufort Hospital.
we have the experience to meet the emergent needs for patients and
families and we are honored to be part of the medical community at the
Outer Banks,” said Daniel Drake, Ph.D., R.N., senior vice president of
operations for Vidant Medical Group. “This new relationship now
connects The Outer Banks Hospital to the Brody School of Medicine.”
Outer Banks Hospital is a joint-venture between Vidant Health and
Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. The Emergency Department has 17
treatment beds assigned to areas designated for patients requiring
specific treatment, such as cardiac monitoring, orthopedic care, and
others. The facility includes an isolation room, a two-bed trauma room,
and gynecologic exam rooms -- all designed for maximum privacy.
Last year, the Outer Banks Hospital Emergency Department had more than
About Vidant Health
Health is a mission-driven, 1,439-bed health system that annually
serves more than 1.4 million people in 29 eastern North Carolina
counties. The not-for-profit system is made up of 12,000 employees,
eight hospitals, home health, hospice, wellness centers, and Vidant
Medical Group, a multispecialty physician and provider group with more
than 420 providers in 80 practice sites. Vidant Health is affiliated
with the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. As a
major resource for health services and education, Vidant Health has a
mission to improve the health and well-being of eastern North Carolina.
For more information, visit www.vidanthealth.com.
About the Brody School of Medicine
Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University is nationally
recognized for preparing primary care physicians who practice in
medically underserved communities. All those admitted are North
Carolina residents and the majority of its graduates practice primary
care in North Carolina. Brody’s research includes a strong focus on
cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and preventative care. Brody partners
with Vidant Health to provide a teaching hospital, sharing faculty
physicians in broad service areas, such as critical care, surgery,
emergency care and trauma. It also operates ECU Physicians, the
clinical practice for the Brody School of Medicine.