Stephen Bauman named new director of Fresno VA hospital

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Tuesday the appointment of Stephen Bauman as director of the VA Central Health Care System in Fresno.

Bauman will oversee health care services for 96,000 veterans and an operating budget of $212 million. He was the deputy network director for the VA Sierra Pacific Network in Vallejo since November 2011. During that time, Bauman served as Fresno’s acting medical center director and for the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System.

Bauman has a bachelor’s degree from Grantham University in Kansas, is a Vietnam-era veteran and served on active duty during Operation Desert Storm. He will begin his new duties in the next several weeks.

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