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Vidant North Hospital President Will Mahone announced he will retire in September after a career of more than 36 years in the healthcare industry, including nearly 15 years as president of Vidant North, the former Halifax Regional Medical Center. 


“It has been my honor to serve this community for the last 15 years. I’m proud of the work accomplished at Vidant North and the incredible team I’ve worked alongside during my time here,” said Mahone in a statement this evening. “This hospital has been a lifeline for so many patients and families in the region and it has also been a committed partner, dedicated to help creating a healthier community. I am proud to have helped lead a group of compassionate team members over the years.”

Under Mahone’s leadership since 2005, Vidant North developed key community partnerships, expanded services, renovated outpatient and surgery areas, created an ambulatory surgery center within the hospital and recruited more than 50 physicians and advanced practice providers. 

With the support and leadership of the hospital’s directors council, Mahone led Vidant North in joining the Vidant Health system in June of 2019. Since that time, he has had an influential role in helping Vidant fulfill its mission to improve the health and well-being of eastern North Carolina.

“Vidant is grateful for Will’s leadership and contribution to improve the health and well-being of Northeastern North Carolina,” said Jay Briley, president of Vidant Community Hospitals. “Will’s work at the hospital and in the community has been instrumental in bringing high-quality care to Roanoke Rapids and the surrounding communities. His efforts have helped create a foundation for our organization to continue to build upon.”

The search process for the next Vidant North president will begin in the coming weeks.