Local VA interior designer earns national honor

Published 9:22 am Monday, June 27, 2016

On June 11, Jamie Tierney, interior designer for the Salisbury VA Health Care System, received a surprise – the Veterans Health Administration Interior Designer of the Year Award.

Tierney, a graduate of The Ohio State University, has been a member of the Salisbury VA team since 2011. Since joining Salisbury, Tierney has led the interior design efforts of more than two dozen projects, including the opening of the two largest leased outpatient clinics across the entire Department of Veterans Affairs, the opening of a new inpatient mental health building, and renovations of numerous areas spanning the Salisbury campus.

“Jamie’s efforts have been instrumental in providing the veterans we serve at Salisbury VA, and at our clinics in Charlotte and Kernersville, with a healthcare experiences that rivals anything in the private sector,” said Salisbury VA Medical Center Director Kaye Green. “She has spent the last several years ensuring that our facilities, both old and new, support the healing of our veterans through design and aesthetics. Jamie has an unrivalled understanding how our environments have a significant effect on the health and safety of the veterans we serve, and we’re proud to have her on our team.”

From the color of the wall down to the flooring selection, including the art hanging up and the furniture spread about, Tierney has worked with design and construction teams to support Salisbury VA goals of providing quality, safe and timely healthcare to veterans throughout central North Carolina.

Salisbury VA served more than 92,000 veterans through more than 860,000 outpatient visits and nearly 77,000 bed days of care in fiscal year 2015. The Charlotte Health Care Center, which opened in April, is the largest leased outpatient clinic in VA, with 425,000 square feet.  Kernersville HCC opened in February and is the second-largest outpatient clinic in VA, with 400,000 square feet.