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Phoenix VA Health Care System

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Deborah Amdur | 602-277-5551 x7891

Medical Center Director


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Steven R Hillberg | (602)277-551

Deputy Medical Center Director

Mr. Steve Hillberg was appointed the Deputy Director of the Phoenix VA Health Care System in November 2015. In his role Mr. Hillberg helps direct a level 1b tertiary care facility serving Veterans in Phoenix, Arizona, as well as outpatient clinics located in Gilbert, Central Phoenix, Scottsdale, Payson (Contract), Show Low, Globe and Surprise, Arizona.

Mr. Hillberg has over 11 years of experience with the Department of Veterans Affairs and has served in progressive roles of responsibility during this time. He began his career with the Department of Veterans Affairs as a Revenue Manager for the Medical Care Cost Recovery program at the VA Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD starting in 2005. He later performed duties as the Facility Strategic Planner and as the Acting Chief of Engineering Service, Business Office Manager and Associate Director positions before relocating to VISN 18 in 2011. During his time in VISN 18, Mr. Hillberg has held the Strategic Planner position as well as served a 13-month period as the Acting VISN 18 Deputy Network Director overseeing the non-clinical operations of the Network. He also performed extended Interim Associate Director duties at the Northern Arizona VA Health Care System and Phoenix VA Health Care System. Mr. Hillberg has served on national Committees in both Strategic Planning and Systems Redesign programs.

Mr. Hillberg received his Bachelor’s Degree in Health Service Administration and Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of South Dakota. He is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, and an active member of ACHE. He is also a 2012 graduate of the VHA Health Care Leadership Development Program. Mr. Hillberg is a Veteran of the United States Air Force, married, and has children.


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Donald E. Taylor | (602) 222-6444

Acting Associate Director


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Darren Deering, MD | (602) 222-6444

Chief of Staff


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Alyshia W Smith | 602-277-5551 x6572

Nurse Executive