Carl Vinson VA Medical Center Dublin, Georgia
David J. VanMeter, MHA, FACHE | 478-272-1210
David VanMeter was introduced as the Interim Director at the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center on May 7, 2018. He was appointed as the Deputy Director of Tampa's James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital and Clinics in January of 2016 after serving as the Associate Director since March 2013. Prior to his transfer to Tampa, Mr. VanMeter served as the Assistant Director of the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital in Columbia, Missouri, a level 1c complexity cardiothoracic and endovascular referral center for VISN15. He has served VA in various capacities of increasing supervisory and fiscal responsibility for fourteen years and his experience spans diverse operations and services.
Mr. VanMeter is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and a graduate of the LVA Class of 2016, Executive Career Field Development Program, VHA New Executive Training Program, Health Care Leadership Institute and GHATP Health Systems Management Program. He was recognized for his dedication, response, and recovery efforts from Hurricane Katrina by the Department of Veterans Affairs and South Central VA Health Care Network in 2006. He is the recipient of the 2012 ACHE Federal Sector Award for Federal Excellence in Healthcare Management for Early-Career Healthcare Executives.
Gerald "Jay" DeWorth | 478-277-2702
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.
Dr. Connie Hampton, RN | 478-277-2730
Associate Director for Patient Care Services (ADPCS)
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).
Dr. Orania Tigaieru | (478) 272-1210
Acting Chief of Staff
David J. VanMeter | 478-272-1210