CHARLESTON, S.C. – On June 11, the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center announced the appointment of its new Assistant Director, Todd Williams. Prior to his role in Charleston, he was the Chief of Facilities Management Service for the Washington DC VA Medical Center. Williams is a Veteran of the United States Air Force, where he supported base-level facility operations, disaster preparedness, and environmental programs as a civil engineer. He also served in one of the Air Force’s heavy construction combat engineering units, known as RED HORSE, where he participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
Williams is a graduate of The United States Air Force Academy, with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. He also holds an MBA from Florida State University and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
“We are excited to have Todd on board here in Charleston,” said Director and CEO Scott Isaacks. “His expertise, Veteran status and experience in VA is an asset to our executive leadership team and we look forward to his leadership adding to the quality health care we provide to the Veterans of the Lowcountry.”
As Assistant Director, Williams will directly oversee the operation of 10 service lines and programs: Logistics, Prosthetics, Food and Nutrition, Community Engagement and Veteran Experience, Environmental Management, Law Enforcement, Privacy Officers, Chaplain Service, the Fisher House Program and Emergency Management.
ABOUT THE RALPH H. JOHNSON VA MEDICAL CENTER:
Located in historic downtown Charleston, South Carolina, the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center is a tertiary care teaching hospital providing the highest level quality complex care from cardiology to neurology to primary and mental health care for 75,000 Veterans along the South Carolina and Georgia coast. The Ralph H. Johnson VA achieved a 5-Star rating according to VA’s Strategic Analytics for Improvement and Learning Value (SAIL) model. The SAIL rating ranks the Charleston VA in the top 10 percent of VA medical centers nationwide for quality of care and efficiency. The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center is a regional referral center for robotic surgery, orthopedics and other specialties, and is the first VA National Tele-Mental Health Hub providing care for Veterans across the U.S. The 152-bed Level 1A hospital includes six community based outpatient clinics, a 20-bed nursing home, women’s health, and the full range of inpatient and outpatient care, including medical and surgical intensive care. The VAMC provides more than 934,000 outpatient visits and approximately 4,500 in-patient stays annually. With more than 2,700 employees, Charleston VA has an annual budget of $525 million, research funding of more than $28.8 million, and more than 95 principle investigators participating in approximately 280 research studies. For more information, visit www.charleston.va.gov.
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