Fayetteville VA Medical Center announces new director

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FAYETTEVILLE — The Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced the appointment of Daniel L. Dücker as the new director of the Fayetteville VA Medical Center. He will oversee delivery of health care to nearly 75,000 veterans with an operating budget of $332.8 million. Dücker is expected to take the helm at Fayetteville in late-June.

“We are thrilled to bring Mr. Dücker (pronounced Deeker) on board as the new medical center director,” said DeAnne Seekins, VA Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network director. “Dan has incredible experience handling critical jobs in a variety of service lines and programs for some of VA’s greatest facilities. We look forward to his steady leadership.”

Dücker is a 33-year Army veteran whose recent appointments in VA include service as acting deputy network director, VA Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network from January to May 2019 and interim director for the Maine VA Health Care System in Togus, Maine from September 2018 to January 2019. He was previously appointed as the associate director there in July 2017. Prior to his tenure in Maine, Dücker served as the clinical operations and business analyst/group practice manager for one of the largest VA Medical Centers in the country, the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa, Florida. Dücker joined James A. Haley in 2009.

The Fayetteville NC VA Coastal Healthcare System serves a 19-county area of southeastern North Carolina. The medical center specializes in general medicine, surgery and mental health in conjunction with their 10 community clinics.

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