PITTSBURGH — The Department of Veterans Affairs Friday announced the appointment of Russell Lloyd as the new director of the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center.
According to a news release, Lloyd will oversee delivery of health care to approximately 40,000 veterans with an operating budget of more than $258 million.
“We are excited to bring Mr. Lloyd on board as the new director of the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center,” said Dr. Michael Adelman, Veterans Integrated Service Network 4 director, in a statement. “His experience in leadership, finance, and planning at other VA facilities in the country will be valuable assets for the facility, the employees and volunteers, and most importantly, for the veterans we are honored to serve. We anticipate he will arrive at the medical center within the next 45 to 60 days to begin his appointment.”
According to the new release, Lloyd joined VA more than 20 years ago. Most recently, he served as the acting director at the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System.
Lloyd earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas and a Master of Science in health care administration from Trinity University.
With more than 1,300 employees, and facilities in Wilkes-Barre as well as Bradford, Lycoming, Columbia, Wayne, Monroe, Lehigh, and Northampton counties in Pennsylvania, Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center operates 166 inpatient beds and conducted 403,352 outpatient visits last year.
Lloyd’s appointment fills the vacancy left by Dr. Adelman upon his recent appointment as the VISN director.