FedScoop: VHA acting Under Secretary Stone to step down

“Acting Under Secretary of the Veterans Health Administration Richard Stone is set to leave the agency in mid-July.”

“In a press release on Thursday, the agency announced the departure, adding that his replacement as leader of the Veterans Health Administration has yet to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.”

“Stone oversaw the agency’s program to modernize its sprawling legacy electronic health record system, migrating to a cloud-based Cerner EHR platform. Over the last year he also led the VA’s response to the Covid-19 crisis.”

“Stone was appointed Principal Deputy Undersecretary for Health at the VHA for the second time, after previously serving in the role between 2016 and 2017. Between 2018 and 2021 he was executive in charge at the Veterans Health Administration, and before that had a short spell in the private sector as a Vice President for military health at Booz Allen Hamilton in Washington D.C.”

“Stone is a medical doctor, and during his period of Army service was Deputy Surgeon General and Deputy Commanding General of Support for the US Army Medical Command…” Read the full article here.

Source: VHA acting Under Secretary Stone to step down – By John Hewitt Jones, June 10, 2021. FedScoop.



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