Sheridan Health Care System Has New Director

A local woman has been named the new director of the Sheridan Health Care System. The health care system’s associate director of patient support services and nurse executive Dr. Kathy Berger is the new director.

In her new position she will oversee delivery of health care to nearly 13,000 veterans and manage an operating budget of $100 million. The announcement was made by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

According to the release, Berger received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Northern Kentucky University in 1995 and earned her master’s in healthcare administration from California College of Health Sciences in 2006 and doctor of nursing practice degree from the University of Kentucky in 2011. Prior to her current appointment, Berger served as Chief of Quality, Performance and Patient Safety at the Lexington, VAMC, from 2010 to 2013.

She began her VA career in 2007 as a Nurse Manager, immediately after separation from service in the United States Air Force.
The Sheridan Health Care System provides mental health care and a wide range of inpatient and outpatient health services to about 12,500 veterans, annually, across 70,000 square miles in Wyoming. In addition to Sheridan, care locations include eight community clinics located across the state, much of which is rural.

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