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April L. Hughes MSHA-QA, BSN, RN

Associate Director for Patient Care Services

VA Walla Walla health care

Phone: 509-527-3451

Ms. Hughes was appointed as Associate Director for Patient Care Services/Nurse Executive effective January 30, 2022, after serving in the interim role since October 17, 2021.

She has oversight of Care in the Community Service, Home and Community Based Service, Community Affairs and Voluntary Service, Contact Center, Sterile Processing Service, Transition and Care Management (formerly OEF/OIF/OND), Compensation and Pension Office, Consult Management, and Employee Health.

Ms. Hughes joined the Walla Walla VA team in May of 2020 as the Chief of Quality, Safety, and Value Service. Previously, she was an infection control nurse at Durham VA Medical Center in 2012. She then joined Womack Army Medical Center (Fort Bragg, NC) serving as the Chief of Infection Prevention from 2014 to 2016, and then transitioned to the Chief of Quality Services in 2016.

In the private sector, she was a pediatric and adult emergency room nurse with the Baptist Health of South Florida (Miami, FL) and an infection prevention and control nurse at the Homestead Hospital (Homestead, FL) spanning from 2004 to 2011.

Ms. Hughes received an Associate of Arts in Industrial Engineering at the Miami Dade Community College (Miami, FL) in 2002, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Miami School of Nursing (Coral Gables, FL) in 2004, and a Master of Science in Health Administration with a concentration on Health Care Quality Assurance from Trident University International in 2019.