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Dayton VA Medical Center, Ohio



November 13, 2016

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                                                                                                                                                                                          GLENN COSTIE RETURNING TO DAYTON VA

The Dayton VA Medical Center (VAMC) is excited to announce the return of CEO/Medical Center Director Glenn Costie, effective today, October 3rd.  Mr. Costie has served in a temporary assignment as the Interim Director of the Cincinnati VAMC since May 16, 2016.  Dayton VAMC Associate Director Mark Murdock has served as the Interim Director in Dayton during this time.  The new Cincinnati VAMC Director, Vivian Hutson, recently retired at the rank of Colonel from the U.S. Army Medical Specialist Corps after 30 years of service, and comes to Cincinatti from the U.S. Army Office of the Surgeon General.Costie was named “Leader of the Year” earlier this month by the Dayton Chamber of Commerce and recently received the first ever “Community Partnership Award” from Wright State University School of Nursing.  Costie was also named “Mentor of the Year” this year by the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Under Costie’s leadership, the Dayton VAMC received a Workplace Diversity Award from the National Conference for Community & Justice, a national Chairman’s Award for Achievement in Historic Preservation, and “Leader Status” – the highest possible rating – for LGBT patient and employee equality from the Healthcare Equality Index.  Costie played a key role in obtaining National Historic Landmark status for the 384-acre Dayton VAMC Campus, and VA Secretary Bob McDonald’s recent naming of the Dayton VA as the future home of both a Fisher House and the VA National Archives.
Costie served as the Interim Director of the Phoenix VA Medical Center from July 2014 to October 2014, where he was tasked with fixing long-standing issues related to wait times and patient access.

Costie was appointed CEO/Medical Center Director of the Dayton VAMC effective December 19, 2011.  During his tenure, the Dayton VAMC has earned recognition as The Joint Commission’s Top Performer on Key Quality Measures (heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care) in 2014 and received The Joint Commission’s “Gold Seal of Approval” in behavioral health, home care, hospital, long term care, and opioid treatment program.  On September 30th, 2016, the Joint Commission announced the Dayton VA is the first VA facility in the nation to be awarded the “Disease Specific Advanced Certification for Hip and Knee Replacements.”

Costie began his VA career as an engineer trainee in 1984 at the VAMC in Martinsburg, WV.  He earned increasing positions of responsibility through VAMCs in Chicago and West Haven, CT, before becoming the Chief of Engineering Service at the Cleveland VAMC.  Costie then served as the Associate Medical Center Director at the VA Maryland Health Care System from 2006 to 2009.  In September 2009, Costie was named Medical Center Director of the John J. Pershing VAMC in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.  Costie remained in this role until his appointment to Medical Center Director of the Dayton VAMC.

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