Michael Tidwell, an acute care nurse practitioner, joined Leo Jenkins Cancer Center, located at 600 Moye Blvd., on Jan. 9.

Tidwell earned a Master of Science in acute care nurse practitioner/oncology nursing from the University of Maryland. His areas of interest include hematology and oncology. “I am looking ahead to a positive step forward in my career and move to eastern North Carolina,” Tidwell said.

Tidwell will be working alongside Drs. Darla Liles, Charles Knupp and Andrew Weil, providing benign and malignant hematology services to the patients of eastern North Carolina. Tidwell brings more than 18 years of hematology/oncology nurse practitioner experience to Vidant Health.     

Vidant Medical Group is a multispecialty physician and provider group that is part of Vidant Health. Vidant Health is a network of interconnected physician practices, more than 12,000 employees, eight hospitals, home health and hospice programs and wellness facilities.

About Vidant Health

Vidant Health is a mission-driven, 1,439-bed health system that annually serves more than 1.4 million people in 29 eastern North Carolina counties. The not-for-profit system is made up of 12,000 employees, eight hospitals, home health, hospice, wellness centers, and Vidant Medical Group, a multispecialty physician and provider group with more than 420 providers in 80 practice sites. Vidant Health is affiliated with the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. As a major resource for health services and education, Vidant Health has a mission to improve the health and well-being of eastern North Carolina. For more information, visit www.vidanthealth.com.