Announcing New Medical Center Director at Wilkes-Barre VA - Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center
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Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center


Announcing New Medical Center Director at Wilkes-Barre VA

April 29, 2014

VA Healthcare – VISN 4 Announces New Medical Center Director

Dr. Michael Adelman Brings Leadership, Proven Experience

to Wilkes-Barre VA


PITTSBURGH — The Department of Veterans Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Michael Adelman as the new director of the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center. Adelman will oversee delivery of health care to approximately 40,000 Veterans with an operating budget of more than $240 million. 


“We are excited that Dr. Adelman will be the new director of the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center,” said Gary W. Devansky, Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 4 acting director. “His sound leadership qualities and proven experience will be valuable assets for the facility, the employees and volunteers, and most importantly, for the Veterans we are honored to serve. We anticipate he will arrive at the medical center within the next 45 to 60 days to begin his appointment.”


Adelman joined VA approximately 14 years ago and has held progressive leadership positions in both VISN 4 and at the Erie VA Medical Center. Most recently, he served as the director at the Erie VA. He also served as acting chief medical officer of the entire VISN for nearly a year as well as interim director of the Philadelphia VA.

"We are grateful that Dr. Adelman's wealth of knowledge and experience will continue to be used to serve VISN 4 Veterans," said Devansky.


Adelman holds a bachelor's degree from Allegheny College and attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh. He is a member of the American College of Physicians and American College of Physician Executives.


With more than 1,000 employees and facilities in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., as well as Sayre, Williamsport, Columbia County, Tobyhanna, Allentown, and Northampton County, Wilkes-Barre VAMC boasts 173 operating beds and conducted nearly 400,000 outpatient visits last year.