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Southern Arizona VA Health Care System

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Announcement of New Director of the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System

February 3, 2017

Long Beach, Calif. — The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is pleased to announce the appointment of William J. Caron as the new director of the Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System.  Caron will oversee delivery of health care to more than 55,000 Veterans who live in Tucson and across southern Arizona.

“We are excited to bring Mr. Caron on board as the new director of the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System,” said Marie L. Weldon, FACHE, Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 22 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.  We anticipate he will arrive at the medical center within the next 45 to 60 days to begin his appointment.”

Caron most recently served as the Associate Medical Center Director at the VA Southern Nevada Health Care System and the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain, Mich. He also served in a variety of roles in a 16-year private sector career.

Caron received his bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy and a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration. He is a graduate of VA’s leadership development programs and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE). He is a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS) located in Tucson AZ serves over 171,000 Veterans located in eight counties in Southern Arizona and one county in Western New Mexico.  SAVAHCS is a 277-bed hospital providing primary care and sub-specialty health care in numerous medical areas for eligible Veterans.  SAVAHCS also provides our Veterans with quality care at our seven community based outpatient clinics located at Safford, Casa Grande, Sierra Vista, Yuma, Green Valley, Northwest and Southeast Tucson.