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Steve Young, MS

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Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Operations and Management (10N), Veterans Health Administration
Phone: (202) 461-7022

Steve Young, FACHE serves as the Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Operations and Management (DUSHOM) for the Department of Veterans Affairs.  Mr. Young provides executive leadership and direction for the Office of Patient Centered Care, Office of the Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health  for Administrative Operations, Office of the Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Clinical Operations, Office of the Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Access and 18 Veterans Integrated Service Network Offices.

Steve Young was appointed Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Operations and Management on November 27, 2016.  Prior to this position, Mr. Young was the Director of the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System. In this position, he was responsible for leadership of the George E. Wahlen VA Medical Center in Salt Lake City and a system of clinics stretching across a 125,000 square mile area encompassing most of Utah, southeastern Idaho and eastern Nevada.  He has also served as Interim Medical Center Director at medical centers in Los Angeles, Phoenix, Chicago, Montana, and New York.

He has held many other positions, including:

  • Deputy Network Director for VA Sunshine Healthcare Network
  • Associate Director of Medical Centers in Tampa, Florida and Lebanon, Pennsylvania
  • Chief, Medical Administration Service – San Diego, California
  • Assistant Chief, Medical Administration Service – Hines, Illinois and Iowa City, Iowa

Mr. Young is a native of Iowa.  He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Iowa, and a Master’s Degree in Public Services Management from DePaul University. 

Mr. Young is board certified in health care leadership and a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.  He is a graduate of Leadership VA and VHA’s Health Care Leadership Institute.  He is a certified mentor for VHA including the Senior Executive Service and is a recipient of the Secretary’s Meritorious Service Award.

Mr. Young has over 40 years of experience in VA, beginning as a Canteen Food Service worker in the Des Moines, Iowa VA Medical Center.