VA Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network
VA Announces New Fayetteville VAMC Director
Fayetteville, N.C. – The Department of Veterans Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment of James Laterza as the new director of the Fayetteville VA Medical Center. Laterza will oversee delivery of health care to nearly 74,000 Veterans with an operating budget of $332.8 million.
“We are thrilled to bring Mr. Laterza on-board as the new medical center director for Fayetteville,” said DeAnne Seekins, Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network (VISN 6) Director. “He has more than two decades of health care experience with The United States Army and his passion to serve our Veterans is unmatched.”
Mr. Laterza led service members in numerous capacities during his 32 years of military service. His most recent appointment before retiring from the U.S. Army was commander of Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, and six health care clinics in Italy and Belgium where he oversaw a budget of $250 million and 3,200 staff serving 209,000 beneficiaries. Prior to that role, he was the Chief of Staff for Europe Regional Medical Command.
Mr. Laterza is a proven and trusted health care leader with formidable executive experience in forging community, governmental, business, and clinical bonds that innovate and inspire organizational leading performance. He has served as a preceptor and mentor of nine Baylor University residents seeking Masters in Health Administration in his career and he is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
The Fayetteville Medical Center serves nearly 74,000 Veterans living in a 19-county area of southeastern North Carolina. The medical center specializes in general medicine, surgery and mental health in conjunction with their 10 community clinics.
To learn more about the Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network, please visit www.visn6.va.gov.