Trouble afoot with the ECU med school… wish the article had provided the “why.”
Just read the complaint, Vidant and Pitt County are like, “don’t care if we violate agreement that goes back to 1975, we don’t want you appointing members of the hospital’s board of trustees”… be interesting to find out why… plaintiffs allege it would cost the state $500M to build their own duplicative hospital.
Also, accreditation at risk: “31. Denying UNC the contractual right to appoint nine members to the VMC Board
and allowing the VMC Board to function in material violation of the 2013 Affiliation Agreement
(i.e., without nine members appointed by UNC), could endanger the various accreditations of
Maybe the recent ECU med school financial issues gave them concern. They must have a reason and some sort of defensible position to try to remove UNC from the hospital’s governance without consultation or discussion.