Paul S. Crews, currently the deputy health care system director for the San Francisco VA Health Care System, has been named interim director of the VA Western New York Healthcare System’s Buffalo VA Medical Center.
The assignment takes effect on Oct. 1.
Brian Stiller, the former director, will assume a new position within the Veterans Integrated Service Network office, according to a statement by the VA on Friday.
“In choosing a permanent replacement, we will look to provide the best leader possible at Buffalo,” VA Secretary Dr. David J. Shulkin said in a statement. “We have confidence that Paul Crews will provide strong leadership for our Veterans as the interim director.”
Stiller, a Western New York native and Navy veteran, was appointed director in 2012.