Got Your 6 Interviews VA Sec. Shulkin on YouTube Live
Posted February 27, 2017 by Bill Rausch
As a veteran enrolled for health care at the DC VA Medical Center just three miles up the road from the Got Your 6 office, it was my absolute honor to host last week’s YouTube Live interview with Dr. David Shulkin, who was sworn in as the 9th Secretary of VA earlier this month.
Before that, Dr. Shulkin served for 18 months as VA’s Under Secretary for Health, leading the nation’s largest integrated healthcare system, with over 1,700 sites of care serving nearly nine million veterans. A board-certified internist who still regularly sees patients at VA, Dr. Shulkin’s priorities as Under Secretary were improving access, engaging employees, building a high-performance healthcare network, identifying and implementing best practices, and restoring public trust in VA healthcare.
During the interview we got to know Secretary Shulkin and got a better idea of where he’d like to lead the Department as it works to put veterans first.
You can watch the full interview here:
Thanks to Secretary Shulkin for stepping up to take on what we think is the second most difficult job in Washington and for committing to continuing the reform at VA and making the VA truly My VA. We look forward to continuing the conversation with him and working with him and his team to serve our veterans.
Bill Rausch is an Iraq War veteran and the Executive Director of Got Your 6.