New Service Chiefs Named - Fayetteville VA Coastal Health Care System
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Fayetteville VA Coastal Health Care System


New Service Chiefs Named

February 3, 2011

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – David Irwin was recently named chief of the Fayetteville VA Medical Center's Environmental Management Service, while Vickie Walker was named chief of the Prosthetics and Sensory Aids Service.

As chief of EMS, Irwin is responsible for 58 employees who provide housekeeping, linen and laundry, waste management and recycling services throughout the facility.  They are instrumental in maintaining a clean and safe environment for patients and staff alike.

Irwin comes to the Fayetteville VAMC from the Dayton, Ohio, VA Medical Center where he was the chief hospital housekeeping officer.  He's also worked at the Durham, N.C., VA Medical Center and in the manufacturing industry.  He holds a Master of Science degree in administration from Lincoln University in Philadelphia, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in manufacturing engineering from Philadelphia's Spring Garden College.

Walker was the chief of Prosthetics at the Fort Meade, S.D., VA Medical Center for nine years before accepting her current position here.  She has more than 16 years of prosthetics experience, including positions in Wichita, Kan.; Minneapolis, Minn.; and Dublin, Ga.  She is a graduate of North Carolina Central University with a degree in business administration.

The Prosthetics and Sensory Aids Service provides a full range of equipment and services to Veterans.  These range from items worn by the Veteran, such as an artificial limb, hearing aid or eyeglasses; those that improve accessibility such as ramps and vehicle modifications; to devices surgically placed in the Veteran such as hips and pacemakers.  They also provide electric wheelchairs, bath safety equipment and walking aids.


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