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Chillicothe VA Medical Center

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Leadership Team

Portrait of Mark Murdock

Mark Murdock | 740-773-1141 ext 7002

Medical Center Director

Mr. Mark Murdock was appointed Director of the Chillicothe VA effective September 4, 2017. Mr. Murdock served as the Acting Medical Center Director at the Chillicothe VA Medical Center since January 2, 2017. Mr. Murdock had served as the Associate Director of the VA Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio since March 10, 2013. From August 1, 2011 to July 9, 2012, Mr. Murdock served as Acting Associate Director of the Dayton VA Medical Center. Mr. Murdock was appointed the Assistant Director of the VA Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio on September 26, 2010.

His VA career has included assignments as Health System Specialist, Surgical Service at the VAMC Dayton, OH; and as the Program Manager, VISN 10/11 Tele-Nurse Triage Program, Dayton, OH. Before coming to the VA, following retirement from active duty, he worked for private sector companies and government contractors in the healthcare industry.

Mr. Murdock retired as a Medical Service Corp (MSC) Officer from the United States Air Force in 1999. During his Air Force career, Mr. Murdock was assigned to Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton OH, Charleston AFB, SC, Misawa AB, Japan, and Aviano AB, Italy.

Mr. Murdock is board certified in healthcare administration by the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) in which he holds membership as a Fellow (FACHE), and is a member of the Greater Ohio Healthcare Leaders Forum (GOHLF). Mr. Murdock is also a graduate of the 2012 VHA Healthcare Leadership Institute (HCLI).

Mr. Murdock is a native of Sackets Harbor, New York. Mr. Murdock is a graduate of Park University with a B.S. in Healthcare Management and holds a Master's Degree in Health Service Administration from Xavier University (OH). Mr. Murdock and his wife, Stephanie, have four daughters.

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Cory Summar | 740-773-1141 ext 7001

Acting Associate Medical Center Director

Mr. Cory Summar became the Acting Associate Medical Center Director on July 9, 2018. Mr. Summar has been with the Chillicothe VA Medical Center for 15 years and is a Veteran of the United States Air Force having served until March 2003. He earned a Master’s Degree in Business Management and Leadership from Liberty University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Leadership and Ministry from Ohio Christian University. Mr. Summar has served as Chief, Patient Business Service since August 2013 overseeing numerous administrative departments to include the Health Information Management and Coding; Ambulatory Care and Processing; Clinical Administration and Contact Center; Unit Administration; Veterans Transportation; and medical center’s Privacy/FOIA programs.

Mr. Summar lives in Chillicothe, Ohio with his wife Mindy, son Ethan, and daughter Elissa.

Portrait of Deborah Meesig, MD, JD

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.

Portrait of Cindy Norton-Roush

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.