VA names new associate director
Garett Schreier has been appointed as associate director, patient care services/chief nursing officer at the W.G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center. His appointment took effect Aug. 11.
“I’m thrilled to have Garett join our team. Nursing is such a vital component of every single aspect of the care we provide, it was crucial that we find the right person for the job, and I believe we have found that person in Garett. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience and he will be a great complement to the entire Salisbury community,” Kaye Green, Salisbury VA director, said in a news release.
Most recently, Schreier served as the director of quality management at the Lebanon VA Medical Center in Lebanon, Pa. Prior to that, he served as the deputy nurse executive there.
Previously, Schreier worked at the VA Central Office supporting the implementation of the Caregiver Support Legislation. Schreier has been an associate chief of nursing service for geriatrics and extended care, acute care, and mental health. He has also served as the clinical nurse advisor for the Geriatric Nursing Field Advisory Committee for the Office of Nursing Services.
Schreier is a U.S. Navy veteran and served as a Fleet Marine Force Navy corpsman and received a commission as a Nurse Corps officer. Schreier holds a master of science in nursing from the University of Phoenix and bachelor of nursing from York College of Pennsylvania.