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My story is about Vidant Health and the excellent care that I received.

I recently had heart surgery at the East Carolina Heart Institute at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. From my pre-op appointments to discharge, my experience was nothing but excellent. I’m from Duplin County so that’s where I typically go to the doctor. Since all of my physicians are part of the Vidant system, when I arrived for my pre-op appointment, there was no hassle with overwhelming paperwork. All of my information was pulled up in my electronic health record. This made the process so easy. About three days after my surgery, I had family members coming to visit me in the hospital. My nurse that day made sure I was bathed and clean-shaven for their visit. He went above and beyond to make sure that I was ready for them and felt good about how I looked.

We are so fortunate to have such amazing physicians and nurses at all of our Vidant facilities in eastern North Carolina. I remember growing up in Pamlico County and hearing about the push to open a medical school in Greenville. The people were so determined…and look what we have here today!

We have state-of-the-art facilities with specialty-trained physicians and nurses…all right in our backyards. I hope you will take the opportunity to recognize a doctor who has provided excellent care for you or a loved one. They
care for us when we are most vulnerable and offer hope through encouraging words. They work to improve our health  and give us second chances. I’m grateful I got mine.


Kirk D. Carawan


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