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Michael J. Swartz was named director for VA Western New York Healthcare System July 13, 2018. Mr. Swartz oversees delivery of health care to dual campus system with medical centers located in Buffalo and Batavia, New York and seven Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) with an operating budget of $400 million. Prior to his appointment as director he served as interim medical center director for VA Western New York Healthcare System since January, 2018.
Mr. Swartz joined VA more than 30 years ago and has held progressive leadership positions - associate director, Syracuse VA Medical Center; director, Bath VA Medical Center and most recently, he served as both director for the Canandaigua VA Medical Center and acting director for the Bath VA Medical Center. He was responsible at the Canandaigua VA for operations and strategic direction, an operating budget of 120 million dollars and 900 employees serving over 20,000 Veterans in the Greater Rochester New York area. The Canandaigua VA Medical Center also manages the Rochester VA Outpatient Clinic (ROPC) located in Rochester, New York. For the Bath VA he managed an operating budget of 90 million dollars, four CBOCs and 700 employees serving over 13,000 Veterans.
Mr. Swartz holds a Masters of Public Administration in Health Care Management from the SUNY Brockport. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.