FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 15, 2011
VA’s New Director of Office of Patient-Centered Care
Named as one of Top 25 Women in Health Care
Leads Key VA Effort to Serve Veterans
WASHINGTON -- Dr. Tracy Gaudet, Director of the Department of Veterans
Affairs’ (VA) newly established Office of Patient-Centered Care and Cultural
Transformation, has been selected as one of the top 25 Women in Health Care by Modern
Healthcare magazine for her leadership in serving Veterans.
“We are very proud that Dr. Gaudet has been selected for this top honor,” said
Dr. Robert A. Petzel, VA’s Under Secretary for Health. “Dr. Gaudet’s selection for this
award as well as her selection as Director of our new Office of Patient Centered Care and
Cultural Transformation reflects VA’s commitment to excellence by hiring the best
clinicians and medical professionals available to serve our Nation’s Veterans.”
Modern Healthcare magazine is one of the health-care industry’s leading business
news publications. An editorial board of its senior editors selected the Top 25 Women in
Health care for 2011, and the recipients were announced and profiled in the magazine’s
April 18 issue.
Dr. Gaudet began her new position at VA in January after serving as the Executive
Director of Integrative Medicine at Duke University Medical Center since 2001.
“I am truly honored and believe my selection is a reflection of the commitment the
VA has to developing and delivering a new patient-centered model of care for our
Veterans,” Dr. Gaudet said. “Working together, we can do what is right for our Veterans,
and for our country, at this critical time in the history of medicine.”
Dr. Gaudet received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University and
completed her M.D. at Duke University’s School of Medicine.
For more information about VA please visit http://www.va.gov.
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