Loma Linda, Calif. – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Karandeep Singh Sraon as the new director of the VA Loma Linda Healthcare System. Sraon will oversee the delivery of health care to more than 105,338 Veterans and a budget of $677 million.
“We are very happy to bring Mr. Sraon on board as the new director at the Loma Linda VA Healthcare System,” said Michael W. Fisher, Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 22 Director. “His sound leadership qualities and proven experience will be valuable assets for the facility, employees, volunteers and most importantly for the Veterans we serve. We anticipate Mr. Sraon will arrive within the next 30 days to begin his appointment.”
Karandeep Sraon joined the VA in 2004 and has a track record of progressive professional development and career growth spanning field management experience, operations support, and program management. Mr. Sraon has been serving as Deputy Medical Center Director at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston, Texas, since May 2016. In that position, he served as the Chief Operating Officer charged with administrative operations of one of the most complex VA medical centers in the country with more than 5,200 employees and an annual budget of approximately $1.2 billion.
Prior to his appointment in Houston, Mr. Sraon was the Assistant Director of the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital just outside Chicago, Illinois. Throughout his career, he has embraced leadership opportunities outside of his assigned roles, having previously served as the Acting Associate Director of Hines VA Hospital as well as the Acting Assistant Director at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. Most recently he served as the Acting Director of the Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center in Saginaw, Michigan.
In addition to his field-based experience, he has gained operational knowledge at high levels of the Department of Veterans Affairs. In VA Great Lakes Health Care Network, he served as the Business Implementation Manager, and in VA Central Office in Washington, DC, he was a Health Systems Specialist in the VHA Office of the Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Operations and Management. Mr. Sraon graduated with a medical degree from Dayanand Medical College in Ludhiana, Punjab, India, and is a non-practicing physician who transitioned to a career in healthcare administration by earning a Master of Business Administration in Healthcare and Marketing from Loyola University Chicago Graduate School of Business. He is a graduate of the Health Care Leadership Development Program (HCLDP), Leadership VA (LVA), and the Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program (SESCDP). Mr. Sraon is a board-certified healthcare executive and fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives.
The VA Loma Linda Healthcare System is comprised of the Jerry L. Pettis Memorial VA Medical Center in Loma Linda, and six community clinics located in Blythe, Corona, Murrieta, Palm Desert, Rancho Cucamonga and Victorville. The organization provides a full range of health care through medical, surgical, mental health (inpatient and outpatient), home and community health programs, geriatric (nursing home), physical medicine and therapy services, neurology, oncology, dentistry, and hospice. The 3,060 staff are committed to providing patient centered and evidence-based care, and contributing to the nation’s well being through clinical education, research, and service in National emergencies.