New VA Portland Health Care System Director - VA Portland Health Care System
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New VA Portland Health Care System Director

Michael W. Fisher

Michael W. Fisher was appointed as the new Director of VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) to start in late July 2016.

By Official VA photo
Friday, June 17, 2016
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael W. Fisher as the new Director of VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS). Fisher will oversee delivery of health care to more than 95,000 Veterans with approximately 4,000 staff and an operating budget of $813 million.

“We are excited to bring Mr. Fisher on board as the new director of VAPORHCS,” said Michael Murphy, Interim Network Director, VA Northwest Health Network, Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 20. “His strong leadership qualities and proven experience will be valuable assets for the VISN, the employees and volunteers, and most importantly, for the Veterans we are honored to serve. His arrival date in Portland is scheduled for July 24.”

Mr. Fisher currently serves as Director at the VA Long Beach Healthcare System (VALBHS), a position he has held since June 29, 2014. VALBHS is a Clinical Referral Level 1B facility with five community based outpatient clinics (CBOC) in the Southern California area. As Director at VALBHS, Mr. Fisher is responsible for the care and services of over 56,000 Veterans and oversees an operating budget of $500 million+ and 2600+ employees. Mr. Fisher sets the vision and strategic direction for the healthcare system by developing initiatives and tactics in alignment with VA national and regional priorities.

Click HERE to see the press release on this announcement.


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