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Timothy J. Cooke

Medical Center Director/CEO

VA Orlando health care


Timothy J. Cooke was appointed the as the Medical Center Director/CEO of the VA Healthcare System in Orlando, Florida on January 19, 2020.

The Orlando VA Healthcare System (VAHCS) serves more than 120,000 Veterans in Central Florida and includes a 120-bed Community Living Center, two Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Programs/Domiciliaries (60-beds located at the Lake Nona Campus and 58-beds at the Lake Baldwin Campus), one Healthcare Center in Viera, a Medical Center in Orlando (Lake Baldwin Campus), a Multispecialty Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Daytona Beach, and four Community-Based Outpatient Clinics located in Clermont, Kissimmee, Deltona, and Tavares.

The Orlando VA Medical Center at Lake Nona provides outpatient, inpatient and emergency services. Orlando's 65-acre medical campus encompasses 134 acute inpatient beds, providing complex Medical/Surgical/Mental Health specialty care, advanced diagnostic services, and a large multispecialty outpatient clinic.

Mr. Cooke previously served as the Director of the Martinsburg VA Medical Center in Martinsburg, West Virginia since 2014 and has held progressive leadership positions at the facility over the last 14 years. Prior to that, he worked at the VA Maryland Healthcare System before lending his expertise to the Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System and served as Chief of Engineering at the Jamaica Plain Campus during the VA Boston Healthcare System integration. From 2003 to 2005, he was in the private healthcare sector as the Vice President of Facilities & Support Services at Caritas St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton, Massachusetts.

Mr. Cooke started his VA career as an Engineering Intern in 1990 and is the son of a U.S. Army World War II Veteran. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and is a graduate of multiple executive leadership development programs to include VA Senior Executive Core Training, the VA Senior Executive Strategic Leadership Course, Facility Management and Planning courses at Harvard University’s School of Design, and many others.