PCMH And ECU Dedicate The East Carolina Heart Institute

Pitt County Memorial Hospital and East Carolina University have partnered up to create the $220 million East Carolina Heart Institute in Greenville.

A ceremony will be held Thursday to dedicate the facility.

The institute includes a six-story patient bed tower at the hospital and a research, education and outpatient care facility at ECU. The ECU facility is 206,000 square feet.

According to a news release, the "dedication of the Heart Institute caps more than four years of collaboration between ECU and PCMH. In 2004, the N.C. General Assembly allocated $60 million to build the East Carolina Heart Institute at ECU. The same year, PCMH approved a privately funded effort to build the $160 million East Carolina Heart Institute at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. The organizations broke ground on the Heart Institute in March 2006."

The hospital portion of the heart institute will open in January. The facility at ECU opened in September.


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  • by Harry Location: Trenton, NC on Dec 10, 2008 at 07:57 PM
    I had triple bypass surgery Nov. 17. I could not have received better care than given to me. My family and I stand in awe of the very personal attention I received. Thanks to all.
  • by unk on Dec 10, 2008 at 11:10 AM
    We are so lucky to have the Doctors and Nurses that are so dedicated to healthcare in Eastern North Carolina. To all the people involved in this effort to bring the Heart Institute to Greenville, THANK YOU!!!!!
  • by reader Location: nc on Dec 10, 2008 at 08:55 AM
    It's gonna be a nice addition to PCMH.
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