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Carl Vinson VA Medical Center Dublin, Georgia


Leadership Team

Portrait of Robert Reeder

Robert Reeder | 478-272-1210

Interim Medical Center Director

Robert F. Reeder, MHA, FACHE (Colonel, US Army Retired), serves as the Interim Medical Center Director at the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center in Dublin, Georgia. He was appointed Associate Director of Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in July 2015. He graduated from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems. Simultaneously, he completed Army ROTC as a Distinguished Military Graduate. In addition to his undergraduate work, Mr. Reeder holds a Master of Arts in Computer Resource Management from Webster University, a Master of Healthcare Administration from Baylor University, and a Master of Strategic Studies from the US Army War College.

Mr. Reeder served in the US Army for 30 years. He spent 10 years on Active Duty in the US Army, stationed in Berlin and Landstuhl Germany, as well as San Antonio, Texas. Upon leaving Active Duty, he was employed by Talbert Medical Management Company, where he was a center administrator in Ogden, Utah. He then moved to Moses Lake, Washington to become the Executive Director for the Association of Samaritan Physicians, an employed physician group of Samaritan Healthcare. While at Samaritan, he was detailed as the Acting Chief Operating Officer as well as the Interim Chief Financial Officer. He became the Chief Executive Officer at Columbia Basin Hospital, a 25 Bed Critical Access Hospital that also included a Nursing Home, an Assisted Living Complex, and a Physician Clinic, located in Ephrata, Washington.

Mr. Reeder is married to Shauna, and has four children: Jamie (Ben) Stott, 1LT Bradley (Erin), Kyle and Jessica, and four granddaughters (Brooklynn, Amber, Kaylee, and Paige). He is Board Certified in Healthcare Administration and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He volunteers his free time to the Boy Scouts of America, where he has received several National Level Awards.

Portrait of Connie Hampton, DNP, RN

Connie Hampton, DNP, RN | 478-277-2730

Interim Medical Center Director

With over 20 years of nursing experience, including 14 years in important nursing leadership positions, as ADPCS for the CVVAMC, Dr. Connie Hampton will serves as a key member of the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center’s executive management team, providing leadership and expert knowledge for the medical center and five community-based outpatient clinics.

Dr. Hampton began her career at the Birmingham VA Medical Center in 1995 and served in multiple roles such as staff nurse, charge nurse , nurse manager and Associate Nurse Executive to name a few. Her leadership portfolio allowed her to manage acute care, long-term care, surgery, emergency, and sterile processing.

Dr. Hampton received her Associate’s Degree in 1994 from Lawson State Community College in Birmingham, AL, a Bachelor of Science in 1998 from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, a Master of Science FNP degree in 2000 from Samford University, and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree in 2010 from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Dr. Hampton loves community service work and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau National Nursing Honor Society, Chi Eta Phi Nursing Sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, and the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). She is a 2015 graduate of the VA Health Care Leadership Development Program (HCLDP).

Portrait of Gerald

Gerald "Jay" DeWorth | 478-277-2702

Associate Director

Gerald M. “Jay” De Worth was officially appointed as the new Associate Medical Center Director for the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center on June 16, 2012. Immediately prior to his current assignment, De Worth served as the Executive Assistant to the Medical Center Director at the VA medical center in Alexandria, VA. During a VA career that spans 27 years, De Worth has occupied a variety of positions of increasing responsibility, including Director of Facilities Management at the Alexandria VA Health Care System; Director of Patient Support Services at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, MO; and Chief of Clinical Nutrition at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta, GA. He began his VA career as a clinical dietician at the Birmingham VA Medical Center in Alabama. De Worth’s VA experience is broad and encompasses multiple areas: customer service representative for the Alexandria VA Health Care System and Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 16; strategic planning; VA and Department of Defense (DoD) collaboration; Community-based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) implementation planning; patient safety; Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) program; suicide prevention program; and mental health environment of care. He has a passionate commitment to ensuring superior customer service wherever he works and is particularly enthusiastic about initiatives relating to VA’s Patient and Family Centered Care (PFCC) initiatives. A member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), De Worth continually seeks new challenges that will expand his knowledge base related to VA healthcare. A native of New Jersey, De Worth received his undergraduate degree at the University of Alabama and pursued graduate work at Central Michigan University. He has a beautiful wife, Jackie, and three lovely daughters.

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Shun C Young | (478) 272-1210 x2556

Interim Chief of Staff

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Tonia McGhee | (478) 272-1210 x2578

Chief Nurse, Primary Care

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Shun C Yound | 478-272-1210

Interim Chief of Staff