University Health Systems announced the hiring of a new president Monday. Dr. David Herman will relocate to eastern North Carolina this summer from the Mayo Clinic.
Herman is currently a a physician leader with the Mayo Clinic. A press release from University Health Systems says Herman is the director of the Employee and Community Health Program at Mayo Clinic Rochester, where he has worked to develop programs in the community and in the public school system that address chronic illnesses and diseases.
Herman's medical background is ophthalmology.
“Dr. Herman has experience in building a mature, integrated health care delivery system,” said David McRae, chief executive officer of UHS. “His leadership at one of the world’s premiere health care systems will guide us as we prepare for this new world of health care for eastern North Carolina.”
McRae said UHS has been moving toward a "more integrated system of health care delivery, and Herman will lead that integration." Herman is not replacing anyone; the role of UHS President is a new position.
“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.”