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Bronze Star recipient named medical director for Truman VA in Missouri

Patricia Hall is a retired U.S. Army colonel.

COLUMBIA DAILY TRIBUNE/TNS

By COLUMBIA DAILY TRIBUNE, MO. Published: September 4, 2019

COLUMBIA, Mo. (Tribune News Service) — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has appointed Patricia Hall as the new medical center director of Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital.

Hall is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, the war against terrorism that began in 2001, and Operation Restore Hope, the United Nations-backed effort to stabilize Somalia, according to a news release from the VA. She is a Bronze Star recipient and holds degrees in health administration, adult health, strategic studies and nursing.

Hall has been in several leadership positions at the VA, and in her new role will be responsible for developing policies and procedures that improve the overall well-being of Truman VA's veteran population, the news release stated.

"As a retired U.S. Army colonel, Dr. Hall understands veterans and the importance of meeting their often-unique military-related health issues," said William Patterson, VA Heartland Network Director.

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