Hampton VA Medical Center
VA announces new Director at Hampton VAMC
The Department of Veterans Affairs announced the appointment of Michael H. Dunfee as the new Director of the Hampton VA Medical Center (VAMC). Dunfee will oversee delivery of health care to more than 40,000 Veterans living in eastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina.
“We are thrilled to bring Mr. Dunfee on board as the new medical center director in Hampton,” said Daniel F. Hoffmann, Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network (VISN 6) director. “He brings a wealth of experience gained from his diverse VA assignments. His strong leadership qualities make him exceptionally well-qualified to take the reins of one of our premier medical centers. The employees, volunteers, and most importantly the Veterans we are privileged to serve, will be in good hands under his stewardship.”
Dunfee brings significant VA management and leadership experience to his new role. He has served Veterans in numerous capacities, most recently as Associate Medical Center Director at the VA Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
“I’m excited to be part of an already strong leadership team and support continued progress as we strive to provide the high quality care America’s Veterans have earned and deserve.” Dunfee says.
Dunfee graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Cloud State University and Masters of Arts in Health Management and Policy from the University of Iowa. He began his VA career as an administrative resident at the Tomah VAMC in Tomah, Wis. in 1998.
Dunfee’s other positions include Acting Associate Director, South Texas Veterans Health Care System (HCS), and Assistant Director, South Texas Veterans HCS. Additionally, he has served as the Strategic Planner for VA’s Heart of Texas Health Care Network (VISN 17), overseeing the development and implementation of the network’s Capital Assets Realignment Plan. He has also completed two tours in VA’s Central Office.
Dunfee has served on and led a number of critical VHA boards and committees including those focused on Information Technology, Capital Assets and Logistics, and he led the development of the Associate Directors Guide.
During his most recent assignment at the Washington, D.C. VAMC, Dunfee served as Acting Medical Center Director on several occasions, frequently briefing Congressional, national and international government leaders about VA health care.
With a staff of about 1,600, the Hampton VA Medical Center is a 468-bed facility serving more than 40,000 Veterans in eastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. The medical center is located on 85 acres overlooking the Chesapeake Bay, and includes outpatient clinics in Virginia Beach, Va. and Elizabeth City, N.C.