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Vidant Health Care Leader Tours Campus

Dr. G. Dennis Massey, Donna Neal and Dr. David C. Herman, left to right, pause for a photo in PCC's medical sonography lab during Herman's tour of campus earlier this month.

WINTERVILLE—Dr. David C. Herman, president and chief operating officer of Vidant Health Care, toured Pitt Community College this month to see firsthand some of programs and services the school has to offer.

PCC President G. Dennis Massey and Donna Neal, dean of the college’s Health Sciences Division, showed Herman around campus during his visit. The tour included stops in the Craig F. Goess Student Center and several classroom facilities, including the William E. Fulford and Herman Simon buildings, which are home to PCC’s health sciences curricula.

“Dr. Herman is new to Pitt County, as of last summer, and I wanted to make sure he knows as much as possible about Pitt Community College, which is an important Vidant partner,” Massey said. “… I stressed to him the importance of PCC’s partnership with Vidant and the ways we are using the resources provided by Vidant and others, such as Cape Fear Valley Health System, for our students.”

A native of International Falls, Minn., Herman joined Vidant last summer, having previously served as a physician leader with the Mayo Clinic.

On Jan. 13, Herman chaired a Health Care Reform Symposium that Massey and Neal attended.

“We learned much about how the health care system is evolving to provide better patient access and to reduce costs,” Massey said, adding that “Pitt is a true partner in these changes.”