Associate Director for Patient Care Services - Overton Brooks VA Medical Center
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Overton Brooks VA Medical Center

 

Associate Director for Patient Care Services


Linda Burrell

Associate Director, Patient Care Services
Overton Brooks VA Medical Center

Linda Burrell was appointed as the Associate Director for Patient Care Services (ADPCS) at Overton Brooks VA Medical Center on December 10, 2017. She comes to Overton Brooks VA from Sheridan VAHCS in Sheridan, Wyoming, where she was the ADPCS/Nurse Executive for 20 months.            

Mrs. Burrell has had a long and varied career in healthcare. She began as a housekeeper at a community nursing home; while there she completed the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) course and continued to work as a CNA. She then enrolled in the Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) program at Haywood Community College in Clyde, North Carolina.

Mrs. Burrell began her VA career at the (CGVAMC) in Asheville, North Carolina, in 2000 as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) on the acute medical unit. She completed her ADN in 2002 and continued to work as a Registered Nurse on the medical unit. She left the VA for a brief stint in 2004 to complete her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing while working in the Intensive Care Unit and Telemetry Stepdown Unit at Haywood Regional Medical Center in Clyde, North Carolina. Mrs. Burrell returned to the CGVAMC in 2006 with her BSN from Western Carolina University returning to the acute medical unit. She accepted her first management position in 2008 as the Nurse Manager for the Long Term Care and Hospice unit of the Community Living Center in Asheville. While the Nurse Manager for CLC/Hospice she enrolled and completed her Master’s Degree in Nursing Administration from Western Carolina University. In 2012, she became the Chief Nurse for Geriatrics and Extended Care Services at the CGVAMC. Her leadership journey led her to Sheridan, Wyoming in April 2016 as the ADPCS/NE.