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Governor Pawlenty Signs Executive Order Creating the Veterans
Health Care Advisory Council and an Executive Re-organization Order Transferring
Authority of the Veterans Homes to the Department of Veterans Affairs
Last April, Governor Pawlenty created the Veterans Long
Term Care Advisory Commission to provide recommendations on the best approach
for the future operation, management, administration and governance of
the Veterans Homes. The Commission was made up of highly qualified
individuals with experience in long term care and veterans. After
eight months of remarkable effort, today the Commission has completed its
work and provided their recommendations to the Governor.
Using his executive powers, the Governor has acted swiftly and in accordance
with the Commission recommendations to restructure the governance of the
Minnesota Veterans Home. In summary, the changes include the following:
- After a thirty-day transition period, the Governing
Board of the Minnesota Veterans Homes will be dissolved and the Homes will
become a part of the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs.
- The chain of command for each home will essentially
remain as is.
For additional information:
Minnesota Veterans Homes Announces New Deputy Commissioner
It has been announced that Mr. Gilbert Acevedo has accepted
the position of Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs Deputy Commissioner
- Health Services..
Mr. Acevedo will be moving from Poway, California where he has been
serving as the administrator of the California Veterans Home - Chula Vista
- a 400 bed Continuum Care Retirement Community which provides three levels
of care (independent, assisted and skilled nursing) and an ambulatory care
clinic. Acevedo has been employed by the Veterans Home - California
for five and a half years also serving as the Assistant Deputy Secretary,
California Department of Veterans Affairs; Assistant Administrator; Chief,
Medical Administrative Services; and Residential Care for the Elderly Administrator,
California Department of Veterans Affairs.
Currently, Mr. Acevedo is a member of the American College of Health
Care Executives, American College of Health Care Administrators, California
Association of Health Care Facilities, San Diego Organization of Healthcare
Leaders, American Legion, American Veterans, Military Order of the Cootie,
Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, Marine Corps League
and United States Submarine Veterans.
Prior to joining the California Veterans Home - Chula Vista, Acevedo
served in the U.S. Navy from 1978 to 2001, retiring with the rank of Command
Master Chief. As Command Master Chief, he held the title of executive
manager and operated a medium sized hospital and 14 ambulatory clinics throughout
the state of California. He traveled to the locations to meet with
staff and troubleshoot operational issues.
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