MIAMI, September 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Officials with Veterans Services United States, a miami and New York City, today announced the appointment of BG (ret.) Loree Sutton, MD as Executive Director to lead VSUSA forward in designing and delivering innovative clinical, community, and peer services for veterans across the country. As part of its veteran programming focus, VSUSA recently completed the $225 million purchase of ten properties in 13 states totaling over 1.6 million square feet. The company intends to redesign and convert many of these vacant or formerly closed hotels into a mixed-use portfolio that will be sites for VSUSA programs, including the provision of affordable residential housing for elderly veterans living on an income. fixed, day care activities for the elderly provided by SarahCare, and a universe of programs and services to enable Veterans to achieve their life goals and continue to serve their communities.
“Having dedicated nearly 40 years of service and leadership to our nation and more recently to New York City as the founding Commissioner of the Department of Veterans Services, I am honored to accept the role of Executive Director of VSUSA during this incredible time of growth and innovation, serving veterans of all generations and their loved ones Across the country. Our organization will collaborate and partner at all levels to advance creative and intergenerational programming,” said BG (ret.) Loree Sutton, MD, Executive Director of VSUSA, “and will provide services that will create a conduit for successful life transitions with access to labor and independent housing, health services and education programs at every location. As a psychiatrist, I am particularly excited to expand our entire health program, highlighting long-awaited neurobiological interventions that have demonstrated extraordinary efficacy in the treatment and remission of symptoms PTSD This is the most important job of my life.
“BG (ret.) Loree Sutton, MD is uniquely positioned to lead our organization, bringing her lifetime achievements including a Bronze Star for her actions in combat while deployed on Operation Desert Storm and honored by the National War College in as a distinguished graduate,” commented Eddie Dovner, director and co-founder of VSUSA. “His vast skills and insight were honed while commanding the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in Fort Hood, TX At the height of Operation Iraqi Freedom, hostilities will go a long way in providing specialized programs to improve the lives of veterans. If we didn’t have it, we would have to invent it.”
“Our mission to empower veterans and all who love and care for them will be BG (ret.) Sutton’s primary area of focus and his institutional perspective and decades-long insight will be a boon to those who participate in our programs.As a faculty member at Uniformed Services University for Health Sciences (Department of Psychiatry), White House Fellow in the Office of National Drug Control Policy, and Founding Director of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, BG ( ret.) Sutton, MD has designed, created, and led pioneering integrative approaches to building resilience, enhancing recovery, and fostering community reintegration. ” said Charles Everhard, director and co-founder of VSUSA, “I can think of no one better suited to lead VSUSA and wish them continued success in achieving our mission.”
About Veterans Services United States
Veterans Services United States (VSUSA) empowers veterans and seniors by providing services designed to create successful life transitions with access to workforce and independent housing; comprehensive health services; and social service programs in communities through United States. For transitioning service members, veterans, and families, VSUSA seeks to provide transitional sponsorships that include innovative training, educational counseling, and career connections through strong public-private partnerships, applying community-based approaches and based on proven strengths to build resilience, treat trauma and prevent suicide.
The Company operates two single stores and twenty-four franchised stores in United States. SarahCare provides day care and activities for seniors ranging from exercise and daily medical needs to nursing care and salon services. Those who visit benefit from these services which include specialized dietary menus and engaging social activities allowing them to continue to lead active and enriched lives. SarahCare® operates under the strict standards of the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), which provides accreditation standards for human service organizations worldwide.
SOURCE Veterans Services United States