The eastern North Carolina region that ECU Health serves is truly spectacular — from riverfront to cityscape to coastline. With its mild climate and breathtaking scenery, it’s no wonder that this unique area is considered one of the best places to live. So the question is, what part of our region makes you tick?
Eastern North Carolina offers an incredibly varied landscape and the lifestyles that go with it. But whatever appeals to you — city lights, stunning shorelines or small-town charm — you can count on a few similarities across the Coastal Plain that spans east of I-95 to the Outer Banks: four distinct seasons, exceptional quality of life and weather that entices you outdoors.
The ECU Health system includes an academic medical center with two campus locations, plus seven community hospitals and over 100 physician practices—working together to provide comprehensive health care to the 1.4 million people that call eastern North Carolina home.
Riverside or seaside, life on the water is—well, a way of life. Reel in your very own catch of the day. Build a sandcastle. Visit a centuries-old lighthouse. Learn about the pirates who used to frequent the waters here. And take that kayaking lesson. From beach to boardwalk, waterfront living is as good as it gets for some folks.
This college city may be on the smaller side, but it’s packed with opportunity and excitement—which is why Forbes ranked it one of the Best Small Places for Business and Careers. Explore the city’s vibrant, thriving culture. And grow your career in the growing epicenter of Eastern North Carolina.
The stride’s a little slower here, and it’s hard to turn a corner without running into a friendly face—at work or at the market. Spend many a mild evening on the front porch. Try the pickled garden beans your neighbor brought you. Start a conversation with an ECU Health coworker and pick it up later at your kids’ ball game. That kind of close-knit community is rare—but real.
From the shores of nearby Lake Gaston to wonderful small-town communities, the Roanoke Rapids area has plenty to offer. Here you can advance your health care career at ECU Health North Hospital and with Vidant Medical Group, while enjoying an easy, family-friendly lifestyle.