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VA Sierra Pacific Network (VISN 21)


Leadership Team

John A. Brandecker, Network Director

John A. Brandecker | 707-562-8350

Network Director

John A. Brandecker was appointed as Network Director, VA Sierra Pacific Network, Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 21, in October 2018. In this role, he has executive oversight of seven VA Health Care systems in Northern and Central California, Nevada, Hawaii, Philippines, and U.S. Territories in the Pacific Basin, 59 Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs), and an operating budget in excess of $3.9 billion. From 2013 to 2018, Mr. Brandecker served as the Director of Hunter Holmes VA Medical Center in Richmond, Va. In this role, he was responsible for 3,600 employees, ensuring care for nearly 60,000 Veterans in a 52-county area, and providing significant VA inpatient and outpatient services, including Polytrauma care and rehabilitation, spinal cord injury, and cardiac transplantation. Prior to joining the VA, Mr. Brandecker held several health care executive leadership positions within private industry, culminating as Associate Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of University Hospitals, UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He has also served as the Senior Vice President of Jackson Health System in Miami; Associate Hospital Director of University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, and Vice President of University of Chicago Hospitals and Health System. Mr. Brandecker holds a Master of Public Health degree from Columbia University, a Master of Business Administration from St. John’s University, and a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York.