VISN 2017-03-17 - Columbia VA Health Care System
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Columbia VA Health Care System


VISN 2017-03-17

March 17, 2017

VA Announces New Medical Center Director David L. Omura, DPT, MHA, MS

Omura brings proven leadership and experience to the Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center

ATLANTA (Duluth, Ga.) – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. David L. Omura as the new Medical Center Director of the Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia, South Carolina, with clinics in Greenville, Florence, Rock Hill, Anderson, Orangeburg, Sumter, and Spartanburg. Dr. Omura will oversee a health care delivery system that served more than 81,000 patients in 2016 with a workforce of more than 2,400 employees. Dorn VA is a 112-bed tertiary care facility with a 94-bed Community Living Center and an operating budget of more than $490 million.

“Dr. Omura has a proven track record as a leader in Veteran health care and has shown his commitment to the Veterans served by the Dorn VA over a number of years,” said VA Southeast Network Director Leslie Wiggins. “He’s held progressively responsible leadership positions within VA and brings both clinical and administrative experience with him in service of our Nation’s Veterans.”

Dr. Omura has been serving as the Interim Director at the Dorn VA since July 2016, having served in that role periodically to provide continuity and leadership during times of transition. Dr. Omura was appointed Associate Director at the Dorn VA in September 2012.  Dr. Omura has 10 years of experience with VA beginning as a Chief of Physical Therapy and almost 20 years in the health care field having held roles in private health care systems, research, consulting, and also academic faculty roles in public health and physical therapy.  Dr. Omura has served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health since 2014.  Dr. Omura has also presented nationally on rural telehealth initiatives, patient satisfaction technology, physical therapy, and other topics.  Dr. Omura is a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute and the Healthcare Leadership Development Program.

Dr. Omura’s appointment as the Dorn VA director begins on March 19, 2017.