Bay Pines, FL (PRWEB) July 03, 2014
The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (VAHCS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Cory Price as Assistant Director effective June 29, 2014. In this key position, Mr. Price will have direct leadership oversight of several key services across the healthcare system to include Logistics, Nutrition and Food Service, Police, Prosthetics and Sensory Aids, and Voluntary Service.
With 3,800 staff and facilities in Bay Pines, Bradenton, Cape Coral, Naples, Palm Harbor, Port Charlotte, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and Sebring, the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System is one of the most complex of the nation’s 152 VA Medical Centers.
Price comes to the Bay Pines VAHCS with more than 15 years of federal government service, his most recent assignment being an administrator responsible for operations at the Orlando VA Medical Center.
He started his career as a commissioned Medical Service Corps officer in the U.S. Army where he oversaw helicopter ambulance employment and operations for nearly 12 years. This experience included both domestic and international operations in the continental United States, Thailand, Germany, Kuwait and Iraq.
In January 2009, Mr. Price left the military to pursue opportunities where he could continue to serve Veterans and their health care needs. He began his VA career at the Orlando VA Medical Center where he served as the Administrative Officer for Radiology and later Administrative Officer for Medicine prior to his most recent assignment.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to be part of a team nationally recognized for health care quality, delivery and safety,” said Price. “As a Veteran, and someone committed to the health and wellbeing of the brave men and women we serve, my goal is to build on the successes this organization has achieved and do my part to strengthen our world class healthcare system.”
Bay Pines VA Healthcare System employees will have the opportunity to welcome Price during a reception at the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center on Monday, July 7. Questions about this news release can be directed to Jason Dangel, Public Affairs Officer at 727-398-9531.
About the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System
The Bay Pines VAHCS is one of the nation’s leading VA healthcare systems, employing more than 3,800 medical professionals and support staff dedicated to providing the very best care to Veterans residing in southwest Florida. The organization is the fourth busiest VA health care system in the country in terms of patients served and is accredited by The Joint Commission, Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and several other nationally recognized accrediting organizations. The Bay Pines VAHCS operates nine facilities to include the main medical center located in Bay Pines and outpatient clinics located in Bradenton, Cape Coral, Naples, Palm Harbor, Port Charlotte, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and Sebring.