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Essentia Health Appoints New CEO

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Essentia Health announces that its board of directors has appointed David C. Herman as Chief Executive Officer and new member of the board of directors.

He most recently served as the President and CEO of Vidant Health System.

Prior to that, he served on the Mayo Clinic staff from 1988 to 2011, where he was a professor of ophthalmology. Dr. Herman was also chair of the Clinical Practice Committee at Mayo Clinic, a member of the Rochester Executive Board, a member of the board of directors for Mayo Clinic Health System and a member of the Mayo Clinic Management Team.

He is interested in continuing to practice ophthalmology while serving as CEO.

Essentia Health is a 1,010 bed and 18-hospital health system with headquarters in Duluth, MN.

October 20, 2014