Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas
Navy Veteran Selected as New VA Medical Center Associate Director
March 31, 2011
Associate Director Francisco Vazquez, B.S.C.S., M.B.A. discusses plans to open a new VA outpatient clinic with Chris Pawlak, health systems specialist.
HOUSTON – Navy Veteran Francisco Vazquez, B.S.C.S., M.B.A., was recently selected as the new associate director for the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC). In his new post, Vazquez, who has been with VA since 1995, will serve as the MEDVAMC’s chief operating officer charged with day-to-day operations and management of the facility’s $630 million annual budget.
Prior to this position, Vazquez served as the assistant director and the Information Management Service Line executive at the MEDVAMC.
"Frank’s experience in strategic planning, information management, and management of capital resources will allow our medical center to continue providing world-class care to the Veterans in southeast Texas," said Adam C. Walmus, MEDVAMC director.
Before joining the staff of the MEDVAMC, Vazquez served as Information Management executive of the Philadelphia VA Medical Center from 2001 to 2003. From April 1999 to April 2001, he was the chief information officer at the VA Medical Center in Sheridan, Wyoming. From May 1995 to April 1999, he worked as the VistA System manager at the Central Texas Healthcare System.
Vazquez served in the United States Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer onboard the USS Okinowa (LPH3) stationed in San Diego, California from 1986 to 1990. His military service continued with the United States Navy Reserves from 1991 to 1999.
A graduate of the Universidad Sagrado Corazon in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Vazquez received a Master of Business Administration from Texas Woman’s University. He is an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and resides in Pearland, Tx. with his wife and four children.
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