Support ENC health care
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
As a sixth generation resident of Pitt County and eastern North Carolina and a 30-plus year volunteer for Pitt County Memorial Hospital/Vidant Health Board of Trustees, I am absolutely appalled at the way the State Treasurer and the State Employees Association of NC (SEANC) singled out and viciously attacked our Vidant CEO, Dr. Mike Waldrum. This is one of the most mean-spirited and unprofessional acts that I have ever seen come from a North Carolina state elected official.
I was on the Vidant Health Board when we hired Dr. Waldrum. His resume and his character are impeccable. He has worked tirelessly to preserve and expand the quality and availability of healthcare to all the people of eastern North Carolina, not just those with big insurance policies. I will stand beside him and support him as long as he is CEO of Vidant Health, one of North Carolina’s top healthcare centers.
If you are a member of the State Employees Association of NC, I urge you to drop your membership and not allow that organization to use your dollars to undermine your health care in Eastern North Carolina.