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Old Pirate

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ECU football brings about 20,000 people into Pitt County even when the stadium is full for each Saturday game at most 140,000 for one to two days during any season. The school itself brings over 25,000 into Pitt County every day for at least 9 consecutive months of the year while the combination of Brody\Vidant brings in over 2,000,000 people to Pitt County each year for health care or to visit sick friends or family.

Football is fun, but it is far from the economic driver that some think it to be.

We need to focus on retaining the autonomy of Vidant and Brody which is truly up in the air. I spent time this week talking to one of the three original general surgeons at Brody. The group that included Chitwood. I did not realize until then that Duke Medical has been sniffing around as much as UNC-Med because they too realize that if the state doesn't keep its initial agreement on funding that Brody will fail if a mutual economic merger of sorts with Vidant doesn't come to pass. Without the state funding Brody has no source of income like UNC and Duke do with the hospitals they own or share profits with.

Why are so many focused on things that aren't really that big when it comes to ECU? Brody's presence took ECU to another level in terms of state wide respect. If we lose control of it we are simply another of the 16 campuses and further down the line.

Staton understands that and has pushed and pushed making some upset in the process, but ECU remains his primary focus. Smith, like Andy Jackson, can go to Hades.
[Post edited by Old Pirate at 11/08/2018 10:43AM]

(In response to this post by bigcubdaddy)

Posted: 11/08/2018 at 10:42AM


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