VA Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network
VA Announces New Director at Hampton VAMC
Hampton, Va. – The Department of Veterans Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment of David Collins as the new director of the Hampton VA Medical Center.
Collins will oversee delivery of health care to more than 50,000 Veterans at the medical center, which is currently experiencing a 21 percent growth rate (more than 4 times the national average) and an operating budget exceeding $350 million.
“I am proud to announce the selection of Mr. Collins as the new Medical Center Director for Hampton VA,” said DeAnne Seekins, Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network (VISN 6) Director. “He is a results-driven leader with incredible experience managing health care operations, developing patient-centered policy and inspiring quality performance. We look forward to his steady leadership.”
Collins is a 28-year Veteran of the Navy Medical Service Corps, whose recent appointments include service as the Executive Assistant to the Navy Surgeon General, Commanding Officer of the Jacksonville Naval Hospital and Chief Operating Officer of the Naval Hospital in Bremerton, Washington. He also spent time as the Executive Officer for NATO’s Multinational Medical Unit in Afghanistan, demonstrating an ability to relate to other military Veterans with a similar background. He is a current resident of the Hampton and Chesapeake Community.
Collins has received several notable military honors, including the Legion of Merit. He earned his Master of Science in Human Resource Management from Troy University in 1999 and a Bachelors of Business and Management from the University of Maryland in 1991.
With more than 1,800 employees, the Hampton VA Medical Center is a 438-bed teaching facility serving Veterans in eastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. The medical center, 4th oldest in the nation, is located on 85 acres overlooking the Chesapeake Bay, and includes outpatient clinics in Virginia Beach, Va. and Elizabeth City, N.C.
To learn more about the Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network, please visit www.visn6.va.gov.