Vidant ranked among top 100 hospitals for neuroscience and spine programs

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - The neurosurgical team at one Eastern Carolina hospital is receiving national recognition.

Becker's Healthcare ranked the Neurosurgical team at Vidant Medical Center among the top 100 hospitals in the nation for specialized neuroscience and spine programs.

The honor recognizes Vidant's commitment to treating complex neuro-vascular disease including stroke, which is a leading cause of death in the state.

North Carolina has the sixth highest death rate from stroke in the U.S. with Eastern Carolina having an even higher rate.

The chief of Vidant Neurosurgery in Greenville says the hospital places great emphasis on offering the latest techniques for diagnosis and treatment.