VA’s New Director of Office of Patient-Centered Care Named as one of Top 25 Women in Health Care

Leads Key VA Effort to Serve Veterans

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dr. Tracy Gaudet, Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) newly established Office of Patient-Centered Care and Cultural Transformation, has been selected as one of the top 25 Women in Health Care by Modern Healthcare magazine for her leadership in serving Veterans.

“We are very proud that Dr. Gaudet has been selected for this top honor,” said Dr. Robert A. Petzel, VA’s Under Secretary for Health. “Dr. Gaudet’s selection for this award as well as her selection as Director of our new Office of Patient-Centered Care and Cultural Transformation reflects VA’s commitment to excellence by hiring the best clinicians and medical professionals available to serve our Nation’s Veterans.”

Modern Healthcare magazine is one of the health-care industry’s leading business news publications. An editorial board of its senior editors selected the Top 25 Women in Health care for 2011, and the recipients were announced and profiled in the magazine’s April 18 issue.

Dr. Gaudet began her new position at VA in January after serving as the Executive Director of Integrative Medicine at Duke University Medical Center since 2001.

“I am truly honored and believe my selection is a reflection of the commitment the VA has to developing and delivering a new patient-centered model of care for our Veterans,” Dr. Gaudet said. “Working together, we can do what is right for our Veterans, and for our country, at this critical time in the history of medicine.”

Dr. Gaudet received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University and completed her M.D. at Duke University’s School of Medicine.

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