VA Director to Retire - Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System
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Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System


VA Director to Retire

June 17, 2015

MUSKOGEE, OK - James R. Floyd, MPA, FACHE, has announced his retirement as Director of the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center after more than 28 years of

federal service.

As Director, Floyd provided leadership and strategic guidance to a 25-county area that includes the VA hospital in Muskogee and three community based

outpatient clinics located in Tulsa, Hartshorne and Vinita that serves approximately 58,000 enrolled Veterans.

Floyd's career consists of over 35 years of public service which includes his time in Muskogee, Director of the VA Heartland Network (VISN 15) in Kansas

City, Mo., Director of the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System, Director of the Portland Area Indian Health Service in Portland, Ore., and Director of

Community Services for the Muscogee Creek Nation.

"I had always planned on completing my career in Oklahoma and have been considering retirement for a while," said Floyd, a graduate of Eufaula High School.

"I feel that the things I wanted to achieve have been completed or are well underway, such as the tribal reimbursement agreements, the plans to move the

Hartshorne clinic to McAlester, the expansion of telehealth mental services, VA health care in southeast Oklahoma, the plans for a Bartlesville clinic, a new

parking garage in Muskogee, as well as the new replacement clinic for Tulsa."

"Although I am leaving federal service, I hope to continue to be involved in community service efforts in eastern Oklahoma," he continued. "I have greatly

enjoyed my federal career and the best part has been as the Medical Center Director in Muskogee."

Associate Director Richard Crockett, MBA, will serve as Acting Director until an Interim Director has been named.

The public is invited to attend a farewell reception on July 8 from 2 - 4 pm in the Director's Suite, located on the first floor of the Bed Tower Building at

the hospital in Muskogee.