VA Maryland Health Care Appoints New Chief of Facilities and Engineering
“We are thrilled to have Mr. Mytsak as our new Facilities and Engineering Manager. As a fellow engineer, I can appreciate the importance of the industry experience he brings to our vast health care system,” said Jonathan R. Eckman, PE, director of the VA Maryland Health Care System. .
April 21, 2022
The VA Maryland Health Care System has announced that Vasyl “Bill” Mytsak has been selected as the new Chief of Facilities and Engineering. Mytsak, who has more than 23 years of experience in private industry and federal project management, will oversee facilities management and engineering operations, including strategic capital investment, design and construction of buildings and infrastructure, maintenance and operation of energy and utility systems, and patient and employee transportation needs of the VA Maryland health care system, which includes Perry Point Medical Centers, Loch Raven and Baltimore VA and five community outpatient clinics. It will also provide technical review and advice for the maintenance of structures, utility systems, biomedical and non-biomedical equipment, heating and air conditioning installations and facility grounds, ensuring that all systems are in compliance published guidelines and good engineering practice. Mytsak will lead a department of nearly 200 employees and be responsible for budget preparation/monitoring and capital improvement plans.
“We are thrilled to have Mr. Mytsak as our new Facilities and Engineering Manager. As a fellow engineer, I can appreciate the importance of the industry experience he brings to our vast health care system,” said Jonathan R. Eckman, PE, director of the VA Maryland Health Care System. . “His experience and background will ensure that our buildings remain strong and maintain peak operational condition as we serve Maryland’s veterans. He will also play a vital role in the development of new construction projects.
Prior to joining the VA Maryland Health Care System, Mytsak served as the Civil Works Design Management Section Chief for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, where he oversaw the technical and administrative management of architect services. -engineer for large and complex projects. He also served as a general engineer for the US Department of Energy. Prior to joining federal service, he gained private sector experience at local firms such as A. Morton Thomas and Associates, Inc. and APR and Associates, Inc.
“I am excited to bring my skills to the VA Maryland healthcare system to ensure the safe and efficient delivery of planning, design, and construction services across the agency and to be part of capital development projects. across all three medical center campuses,” Mytsak said.
Mytsak, who is fluent in four languages, earned a master’s degree from the University of Maryland in Baltimore in 2003; a master’s degree from the Ukrainian State Technical University of Forestry in 1997; and a bachelor’s degree from Kolomoisky State Mechanical Engineering College in 1993, graduating magna cum laude. He is also a licensed professional engineer (EP) in the states of Maryland and Virginia; a Certified Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Professional (LEED); and maintains Level III of the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Facilities Engineering Certification.
Mytsak lives in Lutherville, MD with his family.
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The VA Maryland Health Care System (VAMHCS) provides a wide range of medical, surgical, rehabilitation, mental health, and outpatient care to veterans at three medical centers and five outpatient clinics located throughout the state. More than 52,000 veterans of different generations receive care from VAMHCS each year. Recognized nationally for its advanced technology and quality patient care, VAMHCS prides itself on its reputation as a leader in veterans’ health care, research and education. It costs veterans nothing to register for health care with the VA Maryland Health Care System and it could be one of the most important things a veteran can do. To enroll in VA health care, interested veterans can call 877-222-8387 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., or they can visit http://www.va.gov and clinic on “Apply Now for VA Healthcare.”
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