New Associate Director Appointed - Syracuse VA Medical Center
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Syracuse VA Medical Center


New Associate Director Appointed

July 18, 2018

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Contact: Robert McLean, Public Affairs Officer                  

Phone:   (315) 425-2422

Mobile:   (315) 956-1394



Richard W. Salgueiro Appointed Associate Director of the Syracuse VA Medical Center

SYRACUSE, NY — The Department of Veterans Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard W. Salgueiro, FACHE, as the new Associate Director of the Syracuse VA Medical Center.

In this position, Mr. Salgueiro will be responsible for day-to-day management of facility operations, resource management and will work collaboratively with staff to improve overall quality, Veteran satisfaction and access.

“Mr. Salgueiro brings with him many years of leadership experience and a strong commitment to serving Veterans. I am pleased to welcome him to the team here at the Syracuse VA,” said Dr. Judy Hayman, Syracuse VA Medical Center Director.  “His 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.”

Prior to joining the staff at the Syracuse VA, Mr. Salgueiro served as the Associate Director at the Canandaigua, NY VA Medical Center and Acting Associate Director of the Bath VA Medical Center, Bath NY. His past assignments also include service as Executive Assistant to the Director at the White River Junction VA Medical Center Vermont and on detail at the Phoenix VA Health Care System where he supported that organization’s improvement efforts.

Mr. Salgueiro served more than 21 years in the United States Army in a variety of leadership positions to include Deputy Commander for Administration (Chief Operating Officer), Department Director, and Senior Advisor to the Iraqi Armed Forces Surgeon General, Multinational Forces Command during Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). He is an Army Lieutenant Colonel (Retired), Medical Service Corps Officer and is the recipient of numerous military medals to include the Meritorious Service Medal and Joint Service Commendation. He holds both the Airborne and Expert Field Medical Badges. He is also the recipient of the Order of Military Medical Merit from the Army Medical Department.

Mr. Salgueiro attended George Washington University, Washington, DC and received a Master’s degree in Health Systems Administration and Suffolk University, Boston, MA for a Bachelor’s degree in business. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE); graduate of the Interagency Institute for Federal Healthcare Executives; board certified in health care management and certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt recipient.




The Syracuse VAMC is a 165-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.