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Sioux Falls VA Gets New Director

Nov 29, 2013 09:43AM ● By Med Editor

The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has appointed Darwin G. Goodspeed as the new Director of the Sioux Falls VA Health Care System.  

“We are excited to bring Mr. Goodspeed on board as the new Director of the Sioux Falls VA Health Care System,” said Ms. Janet Murphy, Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN 23) Director.  “His sound leadership qualities and proven experience will be valuable assets for the health care system, the employees, volunteers, and most importantly, for the Veterans we are honored to serve.  We anticipate he will arrive at the Sioux Falls VA medical center within the next 30 to 45 days to begin his appointment.”

Mr. Goodspeed has worked more than 16 years in health care leadership positions within VA, Department of Defense (DoD), and the private sector.  He most recently served as Associate Director of the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center and as Acting Director of the Chalmers P. Wylie Ambulatory Care Center, Columbus, Ohio.

Mr. Goodspeed holds graduate degrees in Management from Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri; a Master in Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire College, Manchester, New Hampshire, a Master in Health Care Administration from Baylor University, Waco, Texas and an undergraduate degree in Business Management/Information Systems from the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

The Sioux Falls VA Health Care System provides health care to approximately 29,000 Veterans in South Dakota, southwestern Minnesota and northwestern Iowa.