Chillicothe VA Medical Center
Keith Sullivan | 740-773-1141 ext. 7002
Medical Center Director
Lorraine Conn | 740-773-1141 x7001
Lorraine M. Conn, MSQA, CSSBB, VHA-CM was appointed Associate Medical Center Director for the Chillicothe VA Medical Center effective November 18, 2013. She is an Air Force Veteran and has been with the VA since 1999. She served as the Chief Medical Technologist and Laboratory Manager at the VA San Diego Health Care System; the Assistant Chief of Quality Management; the Executive Assistant to the Director; and the Chief of Management Support and Public Affairs Officer at the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS). In that position, Mrs. Conn provided leadership and oversight to a variety of programs including Emergency Management; Lean and Systems Redesign; Facilities and Strategic Planning; Veteran-Centered Care; DSS; VERA and Data Analytics.
Mrs. Conn has played a key role on a variety of national and VISN committees to include the National Professional Standards Board for Medical Technologists, VISN 22 Integrated Pathology Committee, Joint VA/DOD Integration Committee, VISN 18 Rural Health and American Indian Committee and the VISN 18 Continuous Improvement/Systems Redesign Committee.
Mrs. Conn carries certifications as a Six Sigma Black Belt from the American Society of Quality and as a Medical Technologist from the American Society for Clinical Pathology. She achieved fellow status as a certified mentor (VHA-CM), and completed a Health Care Analytics Certification Program through University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Ms. Conn was selected as the VFW Hospital Employee of the Year in 2010, and was instrumental in the SAVAHCS receiving the R. W. Carey Trophy Award for Performance Excellence. Mrs. Conn earned a Bachelor's Degree in Natural Science and Mathematics from the Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, NJ and holds a Master's Degree in Quality Assurance from California State University, Dominguez Hills, CA.
Deborah Meesig, MD, JD | 740-773-1141 ext. 7254
Chief of Staff
Dr. Deborah Meesig joined the Department of Veterans Affairs in March, 2008, as the Chief of Staff. Dr. Meesig has a law degree and experience in complex matrix environment with clinical quality, patient safety, medication safety, performance improvement, and hospital operations. She is skilled in facilitating multidisciplinary teams with extensive experience in peer review, utilization review, physician credentialing and case management. She has hospital experience in medical risk management and compliance with healthcare laws and hospital regulations. Dr. Meesig has more than ten years of experience in private practice and 15 years in medical administration. She is board certified in Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery and a Member of the Ohio Bar.
Dr. Meesig has previously worked as a staff physician at St. Ann's Hospital in Westerville, Ohio, as well as practicing general and colorectal surgery in a private practice. She also has administrative experience through positions such as Vice President of Medical Affairs at Grant Medical Center and Associate Medical Director of Quality and Resource Management at Grant/Riverside Methodist Hospitals.
Dr. Meesig's degrees include: BS in Medical Technology from The Ohio State University School of Allied Medical Professionals, MD from The Ohio State University Medical School, Certificate of Medical Management from Kenan-Flagler School of Business, University of North Carolina, and J.D., Order of the Curia, from Capital University Law School. She has completed a Residency in General Surgery at The Ohio State University Hospitals and a Residency in Colorectal Surgery at Grant Medical Center.
Cindy Norton-Roush | 740-773-1141 ext. 7365
Associate Director Patient Care
Cindy Norton-Roush has been with the Department of Veterans Affairs for over 30 years. During her tenure at the Chillicothe VA Medical Center, she has served as staff nurse in areas of psychiatry; nurse manager of 82 long term care beds; Utilization Review Case Manager, EA/QI, Community Health Nurse and ACNS/Chief Nurse Geriatrics and Extended Care. She now serves in the role of Associate Director for Patient Care Service.
Ms. Norton-Roush is a native of Hocking County and graduated from Logan Elm High School. She is a graduate of Hocking Technical College with an Associate's Degree in Nursing, Ohio University with a Bachelor's in Nursing and Capital University with a Master's in Nursing. She has been active in numerous community events with the Department of Veterans Affairs. She is an active member of the Ohio Nurses Association and served in various roles in the Ross District Chapter of ONA. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau- nursing honorary association. She holds the status of Mentor- Fellow level and has served on several VISN and VHA committees and workgroups.