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Dr. Van Coots, Leader in Medicine, to Visit HCHC April 12

Dr. Norvell Vandervall (Van) Coots, President and CEO of both Holy Cross Health and the Maryland Region of Trinity Health, will visit Hellenic College Holy Cross on Thursday, April 12, for the latest in a series of conversations with HCHC's President, Rev. Fr. Christopher Metropulos, themed "Answering the Call." For this series, as Fr. Christopher explains, "We invite Orthodox Christians who are doing extraordinary things to share their experiences with us." The program will take place at the Maliotis Cultural Center from 1-2 pm, preceded by lunch for the entire HCHC community in the lobby beginning at 12:15pm.

Prior to joining Holy Cross Health in 2016, Dr. Coots retired from the United States Army as a Brigadier General. His final assignment was as Commanding General, Regional Health Command Europe, and as Command Surgeon for the US Army Europe and 7th Army, with his headquarters in Sembach, Germany. From 2012-2013, Dr. Coots was deployed to combat as the Surgeon General for US Forces in Afghanistan and Medical Advisor to the Commander of the International Security and assistance Force Joint Command (NATO). Over the course of his long and distinguished military career, he served around the world and commanded at all levels, including company, clinic, hospital, and medical center. His numerous awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, and the Legion of Honor medal, France's highest honor.