Effective September 4th, Jennifer L. Vedral-Baron takes on the role of being director of the Tennessee Valley Health Care System (TVHS). She will oversee the massive campus here in Murfreesboro at the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center, the Nashville hospital's campus, along with overseeing several community outpatient clinics located throughout Tennessee and Kentucky.
"We are excited to bring Ms. Vedral-Baron on board as the new director of the Tennessee Valley Health Care System," said John E. Patrick, Veteran Integrated Service Network (VISN) 9 Director. "Her sound leadership qualities and proven experience will be valuable assets for the facility, the employees and volunteers, and most importantly, for the Veterans we are honored to serve."
Vedral-Baron joins the VA with 30 years of healthcare experience within the Navy. Most recently, she held the position of Commanding Officer at the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Defense Health Agency where she was responsible for an operating budget of $400 million and 93,000 enrolled beneficiaries. Under her leadership the command won four Military Health System (MHS) Patient Safety awards and was recognized as No. 1 in the MHS for Third Party Reimbursement for the last two years.
Vedral-Baron graduated summa cum laude from the University of North Florida obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and her Master of Science in Adult Health Nursing from the University of Florida. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner.
The VA MidSouth Healthcare Network (VISN 9) is an integrated health care delivery system comprised of five Joint Commission accredited medical centers and one Joint Commission accredited Health Care System.