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LUMBERTON — Southeastern Health has been awarded a $100,000 grant by the Cannon Foundation to assist with the renovation of a portion of Southeastern Regional Medical Center for the organization’s Medical Education program.

This is in addition to a $500,000 Building Reuse grant that had been announced earlier this week, which was awarded by the North Carolina Department of Commerce.

In June, Southeastern Health received yet another grant for $500,000 from the Duke Endowment, which was also earmarked for the renovation project, bringing the total funding through grants to $1.1 million.

“Receiving funding from the Duke Endowment, North Carolina Department of Commerce and the Cannon Foundation towards the cost of renovations needed for the establishment of the medical education space is tremendous,” said Joann Anderson, Southeastern Health’s president. “The funds collectively will cover almost all of the costs of that renovation project. Without them, the project could not have been completed or funds needed for other projects would not have been available. The support of these three entities is much appreciated and valued.”

Southeastern Health partnered with Campbell University’s Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine in February 2013 to offer family medicine and internal medicine residency programs at Southeastern Regional Medical Center and other Southeastern Health affiliates, starting in 2015. The medical education department will also support students in allied health, nursing and mid-level provider training, including physician assistant and family nurse practitioner trainees.

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