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VA Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network


New Director Announced at Durham VAHCS

New Durham VAHCS Director Paul Crews

New Durham VAHCS Director Paul Crews

Friday, March 2, 2018



Durham, N.C. – The Department of Veterans Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Crews as the new director of the Durham VA Health Care System. Crews will oversee delivery of health care to nearly 70,000 Veterans with an operating budget of $750 million.


“We are thrilled to bring Mr. Crews on board as the new medical center director,” said DeAnne Seekins, Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network (VISN 6) Director. “His strong leadership qualities and more than 28 years of health care experience will ensure that our Veterans receive the highest quality care.”


Mr. Crews has served Veterans in numerous capacities since joining VA in 2010, most recently as the interim director of the VA Western New York Health Care System in Buffalo, NY. Prior to his acting role, he served as Deputy Health Care System Director and Associate Director at the San Francisco VA Medical Center since 2016. Mr. Crews was the Associate Director for the Tennessee Valley Health Care System from 2014 to 2016.


Mr. Crews received his Bachelor of Healthcare Administration, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude, from Texas State University. He holds a Masters of Public Health degree from Texas A&M University where he graduated with honors. Mr. Crews is a Navy Veteran and a user of VA Healthcare.


The Durham VA Health Care System serves nearly 70,000 Veterans at 10 sites of care within a 27-county catchment of central and eastern North Carolina. Community Based Outpatient Clinics are operated in Morehead City, and Raleigh, NC with a Health Care Center located in Greenville. The Durham VA Medical Center houses one of VA’s top research programs as well as the VISN 6 Mental Illness Research and Clinical Center, Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, and Southeast Epilepsy Centers of Excellence.


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