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David Shulkin, LaVerne Council Nominated for Top VA Health, IT Roles

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Veterans Affairs Department logoThe White House has nominated David Shulkin as undersecretary for health and LaVerne Council as assistant secretary for information and technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Army Times reported Wednesday.

Leo Shane III writes Shulkin, who is president of Morristown Medical Center in New Jersey, was recommended by the search committee to succeed former VA Health Undersecretary Robert Petzel.

He has served as CEO of New York’s Beth Israel Medical Center and founded DoctorQuality.

Council is currently chief executive of Council Advisory Services and has been a member of the March of Dimes Foundation board of trustees and an executive at DellJohnson & Johnson and Ernst & Young.

The position of assistant secretary for information and technology at VA has been vacant for two years, Shane reports.

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