Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

Cohen’s Statement on the Appointment of a New Director for the Memphis VA Medical Center

March 31, 2017
Press Release

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] — Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today released the following statement after the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) appointed David K. Dunning to be the new director of the Memphis VA Medical Center:

“I would like to welcome new Director of the Memphis VA Medical Center David Dunning to Memphis. Last year, I urged then-Under Secretary for Health at the VA Dr. David Shulkin, who is now the Secretary of the VA, to use recruitment rewards and incentives to get the very best director for the Memphis VA Medical Center. Mr. Dunning comes to us with decades of health care experience within the United States Army, most recently serving as Commander at the Tripler Army Medical Center. My staff and I look forward to working with Mr. Dunning to best serve Memphis-area veterans.”