New cancer center will bring world-class care to eastern North Carolina
Advanced cancer care will soon be a reality for residents of eastern North Carolina. Facing mortality rates significantly higher than state and national averages, Vidant Health has set goals for cancer prevention, earlier detection and world-class treatment at a new cancer center on the Vidant Medical Center campus in Greenville, NC.
The six-story, 418,000-square-foot facility broke ground on March 20 and will include:
- 96 inpatient rooms with nurse, patient and family zones
- An imaging center
- Infusion and radiation treatment clinics
- Pharmacy and laboratory facilities
- Outdoor healing gardens
- Resource room and conference space
Vidant Health gave out seedlings at the groundbreaking ceremony, fitting the event’s theme of “planting the seeds for tomorrow’s cancer care.”
Construction is scheduled to be complete in 2017, with the facility’s opening planned for 2018.