Syracuse VA Medical Center
Network Announces Chief Medical Officer
August 23, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kathleen Hider, NY/NJ VA Health Care Network Public Affairs Officer
Phone: (585) 463-2667
Bronx, NY — The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Curt E. Dill, M.D. as the Chief Medical Officer of the New York/New Jersey Health Care Network (VISN) 2, Bronx, NY. Dr. Dill will oversee delivery of health care to facilities in Albany Stratton Medical Center, Finger Lakes Healthcare System, Syracuse Medical Center, Western New York Healthcare System, New York Harbor Healthcare System, New Jersey Health Care System, Hudson Valley Health Care System, James J. Peters Medical Center and Northport Medical Center and sixty-five community-based outpatient clinics. VISN 2 serves more than 500,000 veterans in 76 counties in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania offering a wide range of comprehensive inpatient and outpatient medical services. Services include primary and specialty care, nursing home care, mental health and rehabilitation services, and domiciliary care. VISN 2 medical centers are affiliated with numerous colleges and universities in New York and New Jersey.
“We are excited to bring Dr. Dill on board as the new Chief Medical Officer of the New York/New Jersey VA Health Care Network,” said Dr. Joan E. McInerney, Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 2 Director. “His sound leadership qualities and proven experience will be valuable assets for the network, the employees and volunteers, and most importantly, for the Veterans we are honored to serve.”
Dr. Dill has served in the capacity as Interim Chief Medical Officer since April 2019. Additionally, he serves as Co-Chair of the Emergency Medicine Field Advisory Committee in the Office of Patient Care Services and as the Co-Chair of the Optimizing Patient Flow and Technology in the Office of Quality Safety and Value.
Dr. Dill comes to the VISN from the VA New York Harbor Health Care System where he most recently served as Deputy Chief of Staff. Prior to this he served as the Emergency Medicine Service Chief at the NY campus of the Harbor, establishing a training program for Emergency Medicine residents, Toxicology Fellows and Physician Assistant. He established a Women only treatment area in the Manhattan campus and particularly focuses on care of socially vulnerable Veterans and continues active clinical practice.
Dr. Dill demonstrates the clinical and leadership competence to be a key member of the interdisciplinary VISN leadership team as Chief Medical Officer. He will work with the VISN Medical Centers to ensure that facility programs reflect the mission and priorities of the VISN and the VHA. Dr. Dill will actively facilitate the coordination of primary, secondary and tertiary care systems to ensure access to care for all veterans.
Dr. Dill is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and holds the rank of Associate Professor (Clinical) at the NYU Langone School of Medicine. Dr. Dill received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center and Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology from Rochester Institute of Technology.
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