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    GREENVILLE     Vidant
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Health has named Dr. Mark Rumans as its chief medical officer.

    Rumans, of Billings, Mont., currently serves as physician-in-chief of Billings Clinic, a community-owned not-for-profit health care organization with a multispecialty physician group practice, a 272-bed hospital and a 90-bed skilled nursing and assisted living facility.

    Dr. David C. Herman, president and CEO of Vidant Health, said Rumans' experience leading physicians in an integrated organization with an award-winning focus on quality and patient safety is a good match for Vidant Health.

    "I am pleased and proud that Dr. Rumans has joined Vidant Health," Herman said. "His experience, expertise and proven track record in improving patient care will be valuable to Vidant Health and, most importantly, of great service to the patients and communities we serve."

    As chief medical officer, Rumans will guide all clinical programs and services in Vidant Health hospitals, clinics and physician practices across the 29-county area. He will be responsible for coordinating patient services across all venues of care, working with primary care providers, specialty physicians, hospital-based providers and community physicians.

    "I am thrilled and honored to be joining Vidant Health and becoming part of the leadership team," Rumans said. "The vision and values of the organization, as well as the commitment of the staff and physicians to patient safety and quality of care to the residents of eastern North Carolina, is outstanding."

    As an executive leader at the Billings Clinic, Rumans helped lead and manage the multispecialty physician group practice that currently has more than 320 physicians and non-physician providers serving patients in Montana, Wyoming and the western Dakotas. Under his leadership, the Billings Clinic ranked number one in the nation by Consumer Reports for patient safety in 2012. The organization also achieved a 66 percent reduction in health care-acquired MRSA infections during his tenure.

    Rumans earned his bachelor's degree in pre-medicine from Montana State University in Bozeman and his doctor of medicine degree from the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine in Seattle. He completed his residency in UW-affiliated hospitals in Seattle and his fellowship in gastroenterology at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Ore. He also earned a master's degree in medical management from the University of Southern California at Los Angeles. He is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology.

    Rumans joins Vidant Health June 3, 2013. He will be joined in Greenville by his wife, Regan. They have three adult sons who live across the country.

    Contact: Beth Anne Atkins, Vidant Health Strategic Development, (252) 847-7735 or

    Vidant Health, a mission-driven, not-for-profit corporation, owns, leases or has a majority membership interest in nine eastern North Carolina hospitals and has a management agreement with one other. The health system includes Albemarle Health, Vidant Beaufort Hospital, Vidant Bertie Hospital, Vidant Chowan Hospital, Vidant Duplin Hospital, Vidant Edgecombe Hospital, The Outer Banks Hospital, Vidant Medical Center, Vidant Pungo Hospital, Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital, Vidant Home Health and Hospice, Vidant Wellness Centers, Vidant Medical Group and is affiliated with the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. On the web at
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