VA Maryland Health Care Names New Chief of Facilities & Engineering Service

Thursday, August 29, 2019 General News
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The VA Maryland Health Care System has selected Matthew Orenstein as the new chief of Facilities & Engineering Service. In this position, Orenstein oversees strategic capital investment, design and construction of buildings and infrastructure, the maintenance and operations of energy and utility systems, and patient and employee transportation for the VA Maryland Health Care System, which includes the Baltimore, Loch Raven, and Perry Point VA Medical Centers and five VA outpatient clinics.

BALTIMORE, August 29, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The VA Maryland Health Care System has selected Matthew

Orenstein as the new chief of Facilities & Engineering Service. In this position, Orenstein oversees strategic capital investment, design and construction of buildings and infrastructure, the maintenance and operations of energy and utility systems, and patient and employee transportation for the VA Maryland Health Care System, which includes the Baltimore, Loch Raven, and Perry Point VA Medical Centers and five VA outpatient clinics. He also provides engineering review and guidance to the maintenance of structures, utility systems, biomedical and non-biomedical equipment, heating and air conditioning plants, and campus grounds, ensuring that all systems comply with published guidelines and good engineering practice.

"We're especially pleased that Mr. Orenstein has joined our team," said Dr. Adam Robinson, Jr., director of the VA Maryland Health Care System. "His extensive engineering experience in both the private and government sectors, his dedication to our mission, and his long military career in the U.S. Army make him a perfect candidate to serve the needs of our veteran patients."

Prior to joining the VA Maryland Health Care System, Orenstein served as chief of Engineer for the West Texas VA Health Care System and as the Acquisitions program manager for the VA North Texas Health Care System. Before joining the VA, he worked as an engineer for two years in the private sector. Orenstein served in the U.S. Army for 22 years, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. His military service included two combat tours in Iraq.

"What has impressed me most since joining the VA Maryland Health Care System is an inescapable culture of passion to serve veterans in a welcoming, team-based environment," said Orenstein. "From executive leadership through the frontline, staff here quickly come together to help each other, focused on delivering patient-centered solutions under high pressure situations. This is definitely an environment where I feel right at home."

Orenstein, who earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Syracuse University, a master's in Industrial Engineering and a master's in Business Administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, is nearing completion of a master's in Public Administration from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. He holds licenses as a Registered Professional Engineer and a Certified Facility Manager.

Orenstein lives in downtown Baltimore.

The VA Maryland Health Care System (VAMHCS) provides a broad spectrum of medical, surgical, rehabilitative, mental health and outpatient care to veterans at three medical centers and five outpatient clinics located throughout the state. More than 52,000 veterans from various generations receive care from VAMHCS annually. Nationally recognized for its state-of-the-art technology and quality patient care, VAMHCS is proud of its reputation as a leader in veterans' health care, research and education. It costs nothing for veterans to enroll for health care with the VA Maryland Health Care System and it could be one of the more important things a veteran can do. To enroll for 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 health care."

 

SOURCE VA Maryland Health Care System



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