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West Palm Beach VA Medical Center

 

Leadership Team

Portrait of Donna Katen-Bahensky, MSPH

Donna Katen-Bahensky, MSPH | 561-422-8602

Medical Center Director

Donna Katen-Bahensky was appointed as the Medical Center Director of the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center in February 2017. With a strong focus on patient-centered care and employee engagement, she oversees the healthcare delivery to a seven-county area of south Florida Veterans and manages more than 2,600 staff members at the main facility in West Palm Beach and six Community Based Outpatient Clinics.

Prior to this appointment, Ms. Katen-Bahensky spent more than 30 years in the private and university health care sectors where she held progressive leadership positions at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, and University of Nebraska Medical Center. Most recently, she served as President and Chief Executive Officer of University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics (UW Health), Madison, Wisconsin, one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers.

She has received accolades and recognition by various governmental and private agencies as well as national publications throughout her career in the health care industry. Under Ms. Katen-Bahensky’s leadership, UW Health was selected as the Best Hospital in Wisconsin by US News and World Report three years in a row from 2012 to 2014. She is the recipient of the Grace Myers Award for Excellence and as CEO of UW Health her facility was recognized as one of the top 10 places to work by Working Mother Magazine seven years in a row from 2007 to 2013. UW health was also named as of the “Most Wired” Hospitals each year from 2009 - 2013.

Ms. Katen-Bahensky received both her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Master of Science in Public Health Administration from the University of Missouri at Columbia. She has been named as one of the “24 Leading Women to Know in Health Care” by Becker's Hospital Review and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Department of Veterans Affairs.


Portrait of Himanshu Singh, MD

Himanshu Singh, MD | 561-422-8605

Medical Center Associate Director

Himanshu S. Singh, M.D. was appointed Associate Director of the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center in April 2017. In his role he is responsible for the oversight and management of hospital operational services to include Fiscal, Facilities Management, Human Resources Management, Medical Administration, Nutrition and Food, Police and Pharmacy.

Himanshu previously served as Associate Director at VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System from 2013 – 2017. He joined the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2001. With a background in both medicine and technology, he was instrumental in establishing a Clinical Informatics program for VISN 7 where he served as Chief Health Informatics Officer. Himanshu has also served in several leadership roles including Acting Associate Director at Ralph H. Johnson VAMC, Acting Associate Director at Columbia VAMC, and Acting Assistant Director at Augusta VAMC.

He received his Doctorate of Medicine from Spartan Health Sciences University in 1999 and his Bachelors in Computer Science from Georgia College & State University in 2001. Himanshu is a member of the 2010 Leadership VA class, a 2008 VA Executive Career Field Graduate, and completed the Action-Based Leadership Class in 2004. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and served as the VISN7 point of contact for the Affordable Care Act.


Portrait of Deepak Mandi, MD

Deepak Mandi, MD | 561-422-8603

Chief of Staff

Dr. Deepak Mandi is a graduate of the prestigious Bangalore Medical College in India. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, and Hospice and Palliative Care. He completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at St. Luke's Hospital, University of Missouri at Columbia, Missouri and his Fellowship in Geriatrics at the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri.

Dr. Mandi began his VA career in 2000 at the VA Western New York Health Care System in Buffalo, NY as the Chief of Service and Medical Director of Geriatrics and Extended Care. He was appointed Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at SUNY at Buffalo and was responsible for Geriatric Medicine Fellowship training at the VA. Dr. Mandi joined the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center in 2004 as the Chief of Geriatrics and Extended Care as well as additional responsibilities as the Assistant Chief of Medicine in 2005, responsible for oversight of the Geriatrics and Extended Care programs and acute inpatient care.

In 2009, Dr. Mandi was appointed as the Chief of Staff at the WPB VAMC. Dr. Mandi served as the Acting Medical Center Director at West Palm Beach VA Medical Center during Nov. 2011 and May 2012.

Dr. Mandi has extensive teaching experience and currently holds the titles of Affiliate Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Nova Southeastern University, Affiliate Clinical Assistant Professor of Clinical Biomedical Science, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University and Affiliate Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He established the first Internal Medicine Residency Program at VA West Palm Beach in affiliation with the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and JFK Medical Center, Atlantis, FL. He served as site coordinator for WPB VA during the initial 3 years of the program.


Portrait of Lyumma Archeval, MSN, RN

Lyumma Archeval, MSN, RN | 561-422-6901

Associate Director for Patient Care Services

Ms. Lyumma Archeval, MSN, RN, comes to the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center from the Huntington VA Medical Center where she served the Associate Director for Patient Care Services. As part of the West Palm Beach VA’s Leadership team, Ms. Archeval is responsible for oversight of the Social Work and Chaplain Services and all nursing functions to include sterile processing, clinical operations, acute care and inpatient mental health, extended care and blind rehab, perioperative care and ambulatory care.

Ms. Archeval began her VA career at the Huntington VA Medical Center in West Virginia in 2000 as a Pain Management Case Manager. In May 2003 she was selected as the Associate Chief Nurse for Inpatient Care and Mental Health. She served in this capacity until she transferred to the San Juan VA Medical Center in 2005, where she was the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Coordinator and later selected as the facility’s Colorectal Cancer Screening Program Coordinator. Returning to Huntington in 2008, she served as the Special Projects Coordinator, with oversight of the Controlled Substance program, Safe Patient Handling Program, Bed Management, and management of facility unit clerks.

Ms. Archeval earned a Master’s of Science degree in Nursing from Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico. During her career, she served as a Professor of Clinical Nursing at Ponce Technical Institute in Puerto Rico and an Associate Professor of Marshall University, Huntington, WV. She serves as a Fellow in the VA mentoring program and has coached and mentored several master degree candidates at various colleges, including the University of Florida, University of Phoenix, Walden University and Marshall University. She is a graduate of the VISN 9 Leadership Institute and the VA Nursing Leadership Academy. She was also a coach for the VISN 9 Leadership Institute in 2012.


Portrait of Maria T. Nguyen, MPH

Maria T. Nguyen, MPH | 561-422-8605

Assistant Director

Ms. Maria Nguyen was appointed as the Assistant Director for the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center in February 2017. As the Assistant Director she has leadership oversight of various facility services to include Environmental Management Service, Logistics Service, Medical Media Production Service, Recreational Therapy Service, and Voluntary Service. She will also serve as the facility liaison to the Veterans Canteen Service and Office of Information & Technology.

Ms. Nguyen began her federal career in January 2008, as a fellow of the Graduate Healthcare Administration Trainee Program (GHATP) for the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (BPVAHCS). She became the Healthcare Systems Specialist for the Associate and Assistant Directors in 2011, where she served as the executive liaison for 15 administrative departments. During her time at the BPVAHCS, she was detailed into various leadership positions including the Assistant Chief of Health Administration Service, facility Strategic Planner, and Health Systems Specialist for the VISN 8 Network Office. She is a graduate of the 2010 VISN 8 LEAD program: Competency Development for Leaders in the 21st Century (CDL) Program, 2016 VHA Health Care Leadership Development Program (HCLDP), and is a senior fellow of the Partnership for Public Service: Excellence in Government Fellows Program. She also obtained a black belt certification in Lean Six Sigma and is a certified VA coach/mentor. Ms. Nguyen has an undergraduate degree in Biology with a minor in Business Administration and a Master of Public Health degree in Health Services, Management, and Policy from The Ohio State University.