Department of Veterans Affair Selects New Director

Department of Veterans Affair Selects New Director

A new Director of the Southern Arizona Veterans Affair Health Care System has been appointed.

The Department of Veterans Affair selected William J. Canon as the new Director, a position in which he will oversee health care operations and services the 55,000 veterans who live across Southern Arizona and in Tucson.

Canon is familiar with former military members, as he is a U.S. Air Force veteran himself. He most recently served as the Associate Medical Center Director at the VA Southern Nevada Health Care System, and previously with the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain, Michigan.

Caron received his bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy and a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration. He is a graduate of VA’s leadership development programs and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).

The Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System helps veterans across the Southern half of the state and in Western New Mexico. The hospital has 277 beds and provides primary care and speciality health care in medical areas for Veterans. The department also runs seven community based outpatient clinics in Safford, Casa Grande, Yuma, Sierra Vista, Green Valley, Northwest and Southeast Tucson.


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