David Newcomer

AASU Student Selected for Post-Graduate Fellowship

(February 9, 2010) David Newcomer, a student in the Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) program at AASU, has accepted a post-graduate administrative fellowship with University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina.

Newcomer will serve his 12-month fellowship at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville, North Carolina. Pitt County Memorial Hospital is part of University Health Systems of East Carolina and is affiliated with the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.

His fellowship will focus on hospital operations and will be project-based, with direct and continuous interaction with the leadership team including the CEO, COO, and medical staff.

Originally from Beaufort, SC, Newcomer received his bachelor's degree in respiratory therapy from AASU.

Pitt County Memorial Hospital is one of four academic medical centers in North Carolina and is a fully accredited, 800-plus bed regional referral facility encompassing a level 1 trauma center and extensive inpatient and outpatient services, including intensive and intermediate care, pediatrics, psychiatry, cancer services, Gamma Knife Center, Children's Hospital, East Carolina Heart Institute, Stroke Center, palliative care, cancer services and a regional rehab center.

"David is one of our first MHSA students with a distinct clinical background (registered respiratory therapist and graduate of the respiratory therapy program at AASU) to secure a post-graduate administrative fellowship," said Joey Crosby, AASU professor of health sciences and program coordinator.

"David's background as a clinical practitioner, coupled with his emerging leadership and administrative skill sets, bodes well for his future as a leader in health care. We are very proud of what he has been able to accomplish to date."