The property on which the new Bethel Health Care Center sits is mostly asphalt, but it is a special place to the people of the town.
The center, operated by the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University until the school closed it on Sept. 1, celebrated its rebirth as a private practice community clinic on Thursday.
ECU operated the former health clinic for 32 years before closing it, citing declining patient enrollment, an outdated facility and cost overruns. Instead, administrators directed patients to the school’s family medical center in Greenville.
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