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April 04, 2011

Mayo Clinic exec leaves for N. Carolina

Here's a quick tidbit I spotted floating upon the online waves this Monday morning.

20110404090036ENPRNPRN-UNI-HEALTH-E-CAROLINA-HERMAN-1y-1301907636MR Mayo Clinic's Dr. Dave Herman is heading south for a job in Greenvile, North Carolina with University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina Inc.

UHS owns, leases or has a majority membership interest in seven eastern North Carolina hospitals and has management agreements with one other.

Here's some from a press release from his new employer. I may have a little bit more on this soon.


University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina announced today that Dr. David Herman, a physician leader with the Mayo Clinic, will join UHS as president of the health care system.

Herman currently serves as medical director of the Mayo Clinic Affiliated Practice Network. As UHS president, Herman will be responsible for the health system, including coordinating and integrating health care at all levels of service, from free community screenings and physician practices to local hospitals and tertiary medical care.


Herman said his decision to relocate to eastern North Carolina was based on great potential to unify a system of care that will be critical in the coming years.

"Few organizations are in the unique position of being able to build a true system of care to address the care needs of the populations they serve," Herman said. "I am impressed with the people who make up UHS, and I am eager to work with the team to design, execute and demonstrate this new system of health care. I am honored and eager to have a chance to serve in this new capacity."

Herman currently serves on the board of directors for the Mayo Health System, the board of directors for the Western Region of the Mayo Health System, and is a member of the management team of Mayo Clinic. Herman also served as chair of the Mayo Clinic Rochester Clinical Practice Committee, an executive position similar to the role he will assume at UHS.

Herman will join UHS in summer 2011.



Wow. This is a huge defection. CPC chair who walks away at the top of his career.

Looks like a great opportunity and a great challenge for him. Why would anyone call it a defection? I do not consider that Mayo Clinic a repressive regime. Nor do I believe that Mayo signs on its employees for life.

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