VISN 12 - VA Great Lakes Health Care System
VA Great Lakes Health Care System Announces New Medical Center Director at Tomah VAMC
January 27, 2017
Renee Oshinski, Network Director, Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 12, is pleased to announce Victoria Brahm has been selected as the new Medical Center Director for the Tomah VA Medical Center (VAMC) in Tomah, Wisc.
As Director of the Tomah VAMC, Brahm will oversee the delivery of healthcare to more than 56,110 Veterans at the 246-bed hosipital and its four outpatient clinics, and will be responsible for an operating budget of $152,694,461 (FY16) and a workforce of 1,182 personnel.
Brahm recently served a 15-month detail as the Acting Medical Center Director at the Tomah VAMC. Prior to this role, she served as the VISN 12 Chief Nurse Executive and Quality Management Officer in Westchester, Ill. In addition to serving as Acting Medical Center Director for the Tomah VAMC, Brahm has also served as the Acting Quality Management Officer for VISN 22 (Long Beach, Calif.). She served as the VISN 12 Acting Chief Medical Officer from March 2009 to December 2010, and as Acting Quality Management Officer from June 2006 to December 2006.
Brahm’s additional VA experience includes several positions of increasing responsibility at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center (Milwaukee), inclusive of nursing leadership in diverse settings, Primary Care Program Coordination, and Division Manager for Rehabilitation, and Extended and Community Care. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Alverno College and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is also a 2006 graduate of the VHA Executive Career Field Leadership Institute and a Certified VHA Mentor.
About VISN 12
The VA Great Lakes Health Care System, VISN 12, with its eight medical centers, 38 outpatient clinics, eight nursing homes, and six domiciliaries, provides health care services to the 700,000 Veterans who reside within its four-state (Illinois, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Wisconsin, and Northwest Indiana) area. Facilities in VISN 12 operate 904 medical, surgical, and psychiatric hospital beds, as well as 1,009 community living center beds and 510 domiciliary beds. The VA Great Lakes Health Care System, VISN 12 also has the country’s first fully-integrated Veterans Administration and Department of Defense medical facility, the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center.