Heart Institute Open Meets Slight Delay

The East Carolina Heart Institute at Pitt County Memorial Hospital was scheduled to open Monday. However, officials tell WITN a hot water issue in parts of the center is delaying the planned opening.

Officials expect the problem to be corrected soon.

The $220 million heart institute includes a six-story patient bed tower at the hospital and a research, education and outpatient care facility at ECU. The facility at ECU opened in September, but the hospital portion gets going this month.

Also at the hospital in Greenville, new parking spots open up Monday. 350 more parking spaces will open in a new lot in front of the main hospital and heart institute. It will connect with the existing patient lot, but the cashier booths will be moved.

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