VA Hospital Head Being Transferred
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THE SHREVEPORT TIMES WEDS. JUNE 16, 1971 E. P. Whitaker VA Hospital Head Being Transferred E. P. Whitaker, director of the Veterans Administration Hospi-tal here since 1965, has been transferred to the Dallas, Tex., VA Hospital. Whitaker's tenure here will be up June 27 and his replacement will be announced before that date. The Dallas institution is one of the larger and considered one of the prestigious centers of the VA system. It has 785 beds (the local hospital has 450) and is one of the major research centers of the system, with special pro-grams such as an organ trans-plants program, and open heart surgery, and it is a dental prosthesis center. A total of 1,500 employes are a t t a c h e d to the center, as compared to 600 here. It is c o n n e c t e d with the University of Texas, Southwest em School of Medicine. The Shreveport yA hospital has undergone major changes since Whitaker took over the reins six years ago. It has been completely reno-vated, has added an intensive care unit, and a radioscope program. The x-ray department and the laundry room have been re-equipped. The hospital has been affiliat-ed with the Louisiana State University Medical School at Shreveport since 1965. Whitakfjf came to Shreveport from the McKinney, Tex., Vet-erans Administration Hospital, where he served as director. Whitaker is past president of the Northwest Hospital District, and recently resigned as a member of the Board of Direc-tors of the Louisiana Hospital Association. He is a m e m b e r of the Shreveport Rotary Club, the Elks Club, the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is a fellow of the College of Hospital Administrators. Mr. and Mrs. Whitaker, the former Katherine Compton of Atlanta, Ga., have one daugh-ter, Mrs. Donald Lamb of Memphis, Tenn.
|Title||VA Hospital Head Being Transferred|
Veterans Administration Hospital (Shreveport, La.)
Whitaker, E. P.
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