Quality Management Officer
Jeffrey D. Lee joined VISN 5 as Quality Management Officer (QMO) in October, 2010. Mr. Lee has responsibility for overseeing all aspects of quality management and performance improvement for the VA Health Care Systems in Maryland, the District of Columbia, parts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
He began his VA career in 1988 at the Birmingham VA Medical Center where he served as an Administrative Resident. After completing his residency, Mr. Lee was selected as the Nursing Service Quality Assurance Coordinator at the Birmingham VA Medical Center. In 1990, Mr. Lee transferred to the Miami VA Medical Center where he was Nursing Home Nurse Manager. While in Miami, Mr. Lee also held the position of Associate Chief Nurse for Medicine and Surgery. In 1992 he was selected as the Miami VA Medical Center Chief, Quality Management and Performance Improvement Service, a position he held until 1998, when he was promoted to the role of VISN 8 QMO for the Florida/Puerto Rico VA Sunshine Healthcare Network.
Immediately previous to his position with VISN 5, Mr. Lee served as QMO for VISN 18, VA Southwest Health Care Network from 2004 to 2010.
Mr. Lee is an alumnus of University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing of where he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing in 1981 and his Master of Science Degree in Nursing Service Administration in 1989.