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VA Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network

 

Leadership Team

Portrait of Daniel F. Hoffmann, FACHE

Daniel F. Hoffmann, FACHE |

Network Director

Mr. Daniel Hoffmann, FACHE, was appointed Network Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network (VISN 6) in May of 2000. Mr. Hoffmann serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Veterans Health Administration medical facilities in North Carolinaand Virginia, serving a population of more than 1.5 million veterans. The network is made up of seven medical centers and 30 outpatient sites of care, staffed by more than 14,000 people and operating with a budget in excess of $2.8 billion dollars. In addition to the medical care mission, VISN 6 is a major provider of graduate medical education and research. The VISN is home to more than 500 researchers, and affiliated with seven major medical schools and more than 50 colleges and universities. Mr. Hoffmann previously served as the Secretary of Health for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Prior to that position, he was President of Sovereign Group Enterprises Inc., a Hershey-based health care consulting firm that worked with hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, home care agencies and corporate health care systems. Mr. Hoffmann also distinguished himself as a professional healthcare executive serving as Regional Vice President of Medical Rehabilitation Hospital Group, Camp Hill, PA; Chief Operating Officer of Capital Region Health Care Corporation, Concord, N.H.; Chief Executive Officer of Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital, Salem, N.H.; and Vice President of Cottage Hospital and its affiliates.


Portrait of Mark E. Shelhorse, M.D.

Mark E. Shelhorse, M.D. |

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Shelhorse graduated magna cum laude with a BS degree in Chemistry from Augusta College in 1977. He completed his medical school training at the Medical College of Georgia in 1981, and his residency in psychiatry at the same institution in 1985. During his residency he spent a year in specialized psychopharmacology training at the Medical College of Georgia, and served from 1984 1985 as a Psychiatric Consultant to the Georgia State Prison System. Dr. Shelhorse is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology.

He joined VHA in 1985 at Tuscaloosa as a staff psychiatrist on an acute psychiatric unit and over the next four years served as Research and Development Coordinator and lead physician on the Substance Abuse Care Unit. Dr. Shelhorse left Tuscaloosa to become the Chief of Psychiatry in Knoxville, Iowa in 1989, and subsequently became Chief of Staff there in 1991. In 1993, he was appointed Chief of Staff at Beckley, West Virginia, and in April 1995 became Chief of Staff at Hampton VAMC. In 1998 he moved to the position of Executive Medical Director of Mental Health for VISN 7 and served the collateral role of Medical Director for Tuscaloosa VAMC. In 2000 he moved to the position of Chief Medical Officer and Deputy Network Director for Clinical for VISN 6 in Durham, North Carolina. From May of 2004 until May of 2006, Dr. Shelhorse served as Acting Deputy Chief Officer for Mental Health for Patient Care Services for VHA.

Dr. Shelhorse has served on many national committees including: Performance Management National Workgroup, VSSC Advisory Board, Advance Access Steering Committee, Chief Medical Officers Steering Committee, and Serious Mentally Ill Advisory Committee, MHV CAB, and as the CMO liaison to the NLB.


Portrait of Joseph Edger

Joseph Edger | 919-956-5541

Deputy Network Director, VISN 6

Mr. Joseph P. Edger, FACHE, was appointed Deputy Network Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network (VISN) 6 in January 2016. Mr. Edger serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Veterans Health Administration medical facilities in North Carolina and Virginia serving a population of more than 1.5 million Veterans. Mr. Edger’s duties and responsibilities include providing strategic leadership and direction to the administrative activities of VISN 6. The Network is made up of seven medical centers and 30 outpatient sites of care, staffed by more than 14,000 employees and operating with a budget in excess of $2.8 billion. In addition to the medical care mission, VISN 6 is a major provider of graduate medical education and research. The VISN is home to more than 500 researchers and affiliated with seven major medical schools and more than 50 colleges and universities. Mr. Edger previously served more than twenty years as a Medical Service Corps Officer in the United States Army. During his military tenure, he served in leadership roles in medical logistics, health facility planning, and health care administration both stateside and abroad. Mr. Edger’s military career culminated at Fort Benning, GA where he served as the Deputy Commander for Administration for Martin Army Hospital.

Mr. Edger received his Bachelor of Science degree graduating as a Distinguished Military Graduate of Mansfield University in 1995. In 2005, he received a Master of Healthcare Administration degree from Baylor University. Mr. Edger is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Mr. Edger is a fourth generation Veteran of the U.S. Army Medical Regiment.