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An important message on the tragic death of Mr. George Floyd

May 30, 2020 posted by Vidant Health News

The unnecessary death of George Floyd is horrifying.

Tragically, this is not a new story, and serves as a very sad reminder of the work we all have to do to prevent these unnecessary acts of racial violence. It also gives us an opportunity to reflect on our values at Vidant. 

It brings to glaring light the importance of the work we must each do to support and nurture a culture of inclusivity and belonging – one that is focused on love and compassion for each other. More than ever, we are compelled to live our values and be the example for the communities we serve. This continues to be important as we work to overcome the pandemic and look to a better future for all eastern North Carolinians. 

Please join me in deep reflection about this painful moment in our nation’s history and think about how we can support each other to build this better future. Together, we can embrace the responsibility of uniting our communities around love. 

Thank you for Standing Up for each other and for eastern North Carolina. Please remember to stay safe and protect each other with good social distancing practices. 



Michael Waldrum, MD, MSc, MBA

Chief Executive Officer

Vidant Health

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