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Old 05-30-2019, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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The state has let a paving project for US 264. It should start sometime soon. It's not an upgrade project although they may do some of the upgrade work at the same time.
According to NCDOT’s press release, the project includes shoulder widening, which would bring US-264 up to interstate standards in Pitt and Greene counties.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-rel...-counties.aspx

That would leave the stretch between Sims and Zebulon that will still need shoulder widening, as well as increasing overhead bridge clearances. I’d say that I-587 will be complete long before I-87...
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Old 05-30-2019, 12:27 PM
 
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Vidant leaders urge community to support hospital's funding
Am I missing something? I am the first to call out the NCGA over all the dumb stuff they do. But from what I have seen, Vidant is in the wrong. If ECU/UNC do not have a say in the management direction, then they are a "regular" hospital.
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Old 05-30-2019, 01:59 PM
 
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BREAKING NEWS: The General Assembly may propose an entirely new teaching hospital in Greenville. Up to $500 million may be spent on the facility.

https://www.newsobserver.com/news/po...230990573.html

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“General Assembly leadership is actively crunching the numbers” about how to build a new teaching hospital for ECU’s Brody School of Medicine, Ryan said in an email. “Thirty-five million dollars per year could finance a considerable construction project.”

”Ryan said that any new teaching school would likely remain in Greenville.”

“This is all preliminary due diligence, but nobody has contemplated any other location,” Ryan said. “The purpose is to serve Brody.”

“In UNC’s legal complaint against Vidant, it said the state has pumped $60 million to $65 million a year over the past five years into the Brody School of Medicine, directly benefiting the hospital.”

“But if the university system loses its ability to appoint members to the Board of Trustees, UNC’s complaint says, the only remedy is for the system to build a separate teaching hospital for the medical school. The cost would be more than $500 million, according to the complaint.”


Uh, is it crazy that I may like this idea better than putting $35 million into Vidant annually?
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Old 05-30-2019, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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As someone who despises Vidant because of poor experiences there, Im loving this.
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Old 05-30-2019, 04:59 PM
 
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Update: An amendment to remove a portion of the Senate budget that cuts Medicaid funding to Vidant Medical Center failed.

Update: Senate defeats effort to restore Vidant funding in its budget - Daily Reflector
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Old 05-30-2019, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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Having an ECU-specific teaching hospital would be fantastic. It draws more medical professionals to the area, raising median income and improving the quality of health care in the area.

In Gainesville, FL, UF Shands Hospital is world-renowned, but North Florida RMC and Alachua General Hospital are (were) also top-notch facilities. We can sustain multiple hospitals. We should have multiple hospitals.
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Old 05-31-2019, 02:54 AM
 
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Senate leaders weigh building new hospital for Brody

Senate leaders weigh building new hospital for Brody - Daily Reflector
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Old 05-31-2019, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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According to NCDOTs press release, the project includes shoulder widening, which would bring US-264 up to interstate standards in Pitt and Greene counties.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-rel...-counties.aspx

That would leave the stretch between Sims and Zebulon that will still need shoulder widening, as well as increasing overhead bridge clearances. Id say that I-587 will be complete long before I-87...
Trying to find details on this project is difficult at best. I spent over an hour trying to find out exactly what the repaving job includes to no avail. Maintenance work is harder to find details on than capital expenditures work is.
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Old 05-31-2019, 12:11 PM
 
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So if they the idea is having a school-based hospital (I guess like Wake Baptist for example) where in God's name would they put one at? Maybe Fire Tower?
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Old 05-31-2019, 01:23 PM
 
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So if they the idea is having a school-based hospital (I guess like Wake Baptist for example) where in God's name would they put one at? Maybe Fire Tower?
Nah...between the old Brody building and adjacent surface parking lots as well as the surface parking lots on ECU's health science campus...you could find the space. Just need to build a parking deck along with it.
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