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About ECEP

ECEP is an emergency medicine group whose staff of 30 physicians is committed to providing the best emergency care in the southeastern North Carolina region.

One of ECEP’s greatest assets is a reputation of integrity and excellence in the provision of Emergency Medical Care. We realize that everything ECEP is able to achieve depends upon the trust our patients and business associates place in us.

It is ECEP’s goal to continually maintain a reputation of integrity and excellence in the provision of quality, compassionate, patient-focused emergency medical care through a highly qualified, capable, and caring team of practitioners.

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ECEP's Mission Statement

To be the recognized regional leader in the provision of high-quality emergency medical care by working together with hospital staff and administration as a highly effective team to meet the emergency medical care needs of the communities in which we practice.

ECEP's Practice Sites

ECEP physicians provide emergency physician services at three of the hospitals in Southeastern North Carolina. Listed below are these practice sites, along with a few specifics about each one.

New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Located in Wilmington, New Hanover Regional Medical Center, a level II Trauma Center, is the eighth largest hospital in North Carolina. This 506 bed teaching hospital and regional referral center treats approximately 86,000 emergency department patients per year.

Orthopedic Hospital (Formerly known as Cape Fear Hospital)
Also located in Wilmington, and owned by New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Orthopedic Hospital is a community hospital licensed for 141 beds and is home to New Hanover Health Network's Orthopedic Center. Cape Fear Hospital's Emergency Department treats approximately 30,000 patients per year.

Pender Memorial Hospital
Pender Memorial Hospital is located in Burgaw, a short 20 minute drive North of Wilmington. Pender Memorial Hospital is a general acute medical and skilled nursing facility licensed for 86 beds and treats approximately 17,000 patients in its Emergency Department annually.

Pender Memorial Hospital enjoys the full support of the New Hanover Health Network.

Emergency Department - North
This is a new freestanding Emergency Department of NHRMC located in the northern part of New Hanover County. This facility has 10 treatment rooms, a critical care room, an onsite pharmacy, and full lab and diagnostic services through NHRMC Health & Diagnostic. It treats approximately 26,000 patients per year.