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Beckley VA Medical Center Chooses New Executive Director

A male soldier with brown short hair in uniform sits atop an examination table as a female blonde physician injects the soldier with a vaccination. They are in a doctor's office with all white furnishings and wearing blue masks.
George Drexel IV, an experienced veteran has been appointed as the new executive director of the Beckley VA Medical Center.
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George Drexel IV, an experienced veteran, has been appointed as the new executive director of the Beckley VA Medical Center.

Drexel is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and a former associate director of the Asheville VA Healthcare System in North Carolina where he oversaw biomedical engineering, environmental management, facilities management, financial management, VA police, veteran’s mobility management, the office of information and technology and information security.

“Mr. Drexel has proven his extensive knowledge and sound leadership skills as well as his commitment to veterans, time and time again,” said Robert Walton, the Veterans Integrated Service Network 5 director. “His considerable experience in operations, strategic planning, finance, HR and performance improvement are valuable assets for the medical center, its staff, and most importantly, the veterans we are honored to serve. Mr. Drexel will begin his official appointment immediately.” 

In his new position, Drexel will oversee health care delivery to more than 13,000 veterans who are treated at the center’s two clinics in Greenbrier County and Mercer County.

The Beckley VA Medical Center is a 30-bed medical and surgical facility with a 50-bed community living center serving veterans in 11 counties in West Virginia.

Appalachia Health News is a project of West Virginia Public Broadcasting with support from Marshall Health.