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Carl Vinson VA Medical Center Dublin, Georgia

 

Leadership Team

Portrait of Maryalice Morro, RN, MSN

Maryalice Morro, RN, MSN | 478-272-1210 ext. 2701

Medical Center Director

Maryalice Morro, RN, MSN, is a retired U.S. Navy Captain who served in a variety of senior health care positions before joining International SOS as the TRICARE Overseas Program Global Quality and Training Director. Ms. Morro received her MSN in Community Health/Management from Catholic University of America (Washington, DC), an MS in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (Washington, DC), and a BS in Nursing from Villanova University. Ms. Morro was the recipient of a Fellowship for Nurse Executives from The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.

During her naval career, Ms. Morro served as Chief of Staff for Navy Medicine's East Region; Commanding Officer, Naval Hospital Pensacola, FL, and served around the world including Spain, England, Japan and onboard USNS COMFORT (T-AH 20) during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.


Portrait of Christopher D. Blasy, DO, FAAPA

Christopher D. Blasy, DO, FAAPA | 478-277-2703

Chief of Staff

Dr. Christopher D. Blasy will take the helm of the medical center’s clinical operations in September. A doctor of osteopathic medicine and a family physician with leadership experience in private practice, military medicine, and the Veteran’s Health Administration, Dr. Blasy is a 1989 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and served six years on active duty as an engineer prior to attending medical school at Michigan State University. He completed his residency in Family Medicine at Georgetown University in 2002 and established a solo family medicine practice in suburban Maryland.

Upon leaving Washington, D.C., Blasy moved to Hinesville, Ga., in 2005 where he established a private practice serving the local community. In 2010, he moved from private practice to become a Warrior Transition physician for the Ft. Stewart Warrior Transition Battalion. In that position he cared for wounded and injured active-duty, National Guard, and Army Reserve soldiers returning from overseas. After two years in that role, he became the medical director for the Tuttle Army Health Clinic at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah caring for soldiers, airmen, marines, and sailors as well as their family members and retirees. Blasy joined the VA as the Associate Chief of Staff for Primary Care at the Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center in Saginaw in June 2014 and became the Chief of Staff there in October 2014. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and Diplomat of the American Board of Family Medicine. Married with one son, in his spare time Blasy enjoys outdoor recreational activities, college football, and spending time with his family.


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.


Portrait of Dr. Connie Hampton, RN

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).