BIG SPRING – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Kalautie JangDhari as the new Medical Center director of the West Texas Veterans Health Care System.

BIG SPRING – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Kalautie JangDhari as the new Medical Center director of the West Texas Veterans Health Care System.

“We are excited to bring Ms. JangDhari on board as the new Medical Center director of the West Texas Veterans Health Care System,” said Mr. Joseph Dalpiaz, Network Director, Heart of Texas Health Care Network.  “Her sound leadership qualities and proven experience will be valuable assets for the health care system, the employees, volunteers and most importantly, for the Veterans we are honored to serve.  Ms. JangDhari will begin her appointment on December 11, 2016.”

Ms. JangDhari is currently the acting Interim Director of the West Texas VA Health Care System in Big Spring, TX.  She has held her permanent position as the Associate Director of the Orlando VA Medical Center beginning July 2012.  Her position prior to Orlando, FL Health Care System was at the VA Pacific Islands Health Care System, Honolulu, HI from Sept 2006-Jul 2012.  Ms. JangDhari started her career as an administrative fellow in June, 1993.  She has an extensive VA background that makes her a true asset to VA and the West Texas team.  Ms. JangDhari received her MS in 1993 and her BS in 1990.

The West Texas VA Health Care System (WTVAHCS) proudly serves veterans in 33 counties across 53,000 square miles of rural geography in West Texas and eastern New Mexico. The George H. O’Brien, Jr. VA Medical Center is located in Big Spring. The Permian Basin Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) is located in Midland/Odessa, with other CBOCs in Abilene, San Angelo, and Hobbs, NM. There are two outreach clinics in Stamford, and Fort Stockton,  Two vet centers also provide services and are located in Abilene and Midland. More than 56,000 veterans reside within the service area, of which approximately 17,000 (30 percent) receive care from the WTVAHCS. On average, the health care system supports over 170,000 outpatient visits annually.