Dr. Judy Hayman Appointed Director - Syracuse VA Medical Center
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Syracuse VA Medical Center


Dr. Judy Hayman Appointed Director

December 8, 2017

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Contact: Robert McLean, Public Affairs Officer                  

Phone:   (315) 425-2422

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Dr. Judy Hayman Appointed Director of the Syracuse VA Medical Center

SYRACUSE, NY — The Department of Veterans Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment of Judy Hayman, PhD. as the new director of the Syracuse VA Medical Center. Dr. Hayman will oversee delivery of health care to more than 52,000 Veterans, an operating budget of $300 million and 1,700 employees at one of upstate New York’s largest VA Medical Centers.

“We are excited that Dr. Hayman has been appointed as the new director of the Syracuse VA Medical Center,” said Dr. Joan E. McInerney, Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 2 Director. “Her sound leadership qualities and proven experience will be valuable assets for the facility, the employees and volunteers, and most importantly, for the Veterans we are honored to serve.”

Dr. Hayman joined the VA more than 10 years ago and has held progressive leadership positions at the Syracuse VA Medical Center. Most recently, she served as the associate medical center director at the Syracuse VA Medical Center and, since April of 2017, she has been the acting medical center director.

Dr. Hayman holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Clinical Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, New Jersey. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a graduate of the Health Care Leadership Development Program. 

The Syracuse VAMC is a 136-bed general medical and surgical referral center including a 16-bed Acute Care Psychiatric Unit as well as a 48-bed Community Living Center and a Spinal Cord Injury Center. It provides a full range of patient care services, education and research to include Primary Care, Mental Health care, Tertiary care, Long-term care, Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation, Neurology, Oncology, Dentistry, Telehealth and Home Based Primary Care (HBPC).   It is a teaching facility affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University and operates Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) in Massena, Watertown, Auburn, Rome, Oswego, Binghamton, and Tompkins/Cortland in Freeville - serving 13 counties in Central New York. Syracuse VA partners with Vet Centers located in Syracuse, Binghamton, and Watertown.