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Dayton VA Medical Center, Ohio


Dayton VA Medical Center Announces New Director

March 23, 2018

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Dayton VA Medical Center Announces New Director
Jill Dietrich Brings Leadership, Proven Experience

Dayton, OH — The Department of Veterans Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment of Jill Dietrich, as the new director at Dayton VA Medical Center. Dietrich will oversee the delivery of health care to more than 40,000 Veterans and an operating budget of over $408 million in the Dayton area. Ms. Dietrich will be the 22nd Director in Dayton VAMC’s 150 year history – and the first woman.

“We are excited to bring Jill Dietrich on board as the new director of the Dayton VA Medical Center,” said Mr. Robert McDivitt, Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 10 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.”

Ms. Dietrich has served as the Associate Director at the VA Long Beach Healthcare System since June 14, 2015. From May 2017 to February 2018, she also served at the Washington, DC VA Medical Center in various leadership capacities including the Acting Deputy Director and the Acting Associate Director.

Ms. Dietrich is an Indiana native earning her BA in Political Science and Psychology from Indiana University and her JD/MBA from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a graduate of the Presidential Management Fellow (PMF) program, the VISN 10 Leadership Development Institute, the Health Care Leadership Development Program (HCLDP), Leadership VA (LVA) and the Harvard University Senior Executive Fellows Program. She is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). Ms. Dietrich is board-certified in health management. Ms. Dietrich is currently projected to begin in her new position within 30-45 days. Dr. Tom Hardy, Dayton VAMC Chief of Staff, will continue to serve as interim Director until she arrives, at which point he will return to his position as Chief of Staff.

About the Dayton VA Medical Center

The Dayton VAMC is a state of the art teaching facility that has been serving Veterans for 150 years, having accepted its first patient in 1867. The Dayton VA Medical Center provides a full range of health care through medical, surgical, mental health (inpatient and outpatient), home and community health programs, geriatric (nursing home), physical medicine and therapy services, neurology, oncology, dentistry, and hospice.

Contact: Ted Froats, Public Affairs Officer, Dayton VAMC, (937) 268-6511 ext. 3919