June 05, 2019

Vasquez named director of Birmingham VA Medical Center

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Stacy VasquezThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently announced the appointment of Stacy Vasquez as the new director of the Birmingham VA Medical Center (BVAMC). Vasquez will oversee the delivery of health care to more than 67,000 Veterans and an operating budget of more than $500 million. She has a proven track record as an exceptional health care leader and a senior non-commissioned officer in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Vasquez has demonstrated management ability to lead complex organizations, motivate employees, manage resources, and work successfully with widely varied stakeholder groups.

Her extensive experience includes strong and decisive management of clinical health care operations and administrative functionalities, which span more than 25 years between the VA and the Department of Defense (Army). As the former director of the Beckley VA Medical Center in Beckley, WV, Vasquez was responsible for directing all day-to-day operations of the multi-campus complexity level 2 multi-million-dollar VA health care facility. She holds a Masters Degree in Legislative Affairs from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Houston. She completed her senior post grad fellowship at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy with course work at Harvard.

“The partnership with UAB School of Medicine is vital to the BVAMC in serving our nation’s heroes by providing quality care and innovative research,” said Vasquez. “The VA is grateful for the faculty and over 1,100 learners that are part of the Veteran care team advancing medicine to save lives.”

“I’m very excited that Birmingham’s VA has such an exceptional new leader, and I am confident that the UAB School of Medicine and the VA will continue to be outstanding partners,” said Selwyn Vickers, M.D., FACS, senior vice president for Medicine and dean of the School of Medicine.