Vidant Health System will transfer operations of Vidant Pungo Hospital to a community based board by July 1 in an effort to keep the hospital open, the health system announced today.
Vidant Health made the announcement after reaching an agreement with the N.C. Conference of the NAACP and its local branches in Beaufort and Hyde counties, which had filed a federal complaint after the closure of the facility.
Vidant released the following statement at 12:30 p.m., followed shortly after by a nearly identical statement from the NAACP:
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