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Central Pennsylvania Native Chosen as VA’s Nurse Executive

by Lebanon VA Medical Center

Central Pennsylvania Native Chosen as VA’s Nurse Executive
Ashley Klick, MSN, MHA, BSN, RN, Associate Director-Patient Care Services

Wednesday, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Lebanon VA Medical Center (Lebanon VAMC) announced that Ashley Klick, MSN, MHA, BSN, RN has been appointed as the Associate Director – Patient Care Services (AD-PCS) on August 13, 2023. Prior to this appointment, Ms. Klick was the Acting AD-PCS for the Lebanon facility and its five community clinics.

Ms. Klick began her VA career in 2011 as a staff nurse in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Since then, she has held numerous positions at Lebanon VA Medical Center including Nurse Manager of the Medical/Surgical Unit, Nurse Manager of the ICU, Nurse Recruiter, Nurse Manager of the Nursing Resource Office, and Chief of Community Care where she initiated an embedded registered nurse program with civilian hospitals that has become a VA National Best Practice. Ms. Klick also had the enormous responsibility of standing up the vaccine clinic at the medical center during the recent pandemic and teaching other health care systems how to manage this critical health care program effectively and efficiently.

Jeffrey A. Beiler, II CEO and Executive Director of Lebanon VA Medical Center said, “Ashley’s keen intellect, decisive leadership and deep compassion for Veterans and her co-workers, make her the right person to lead and inspire our great nurse work force. She has repeatedly demonstrated her ability to build collaborative relationships and systems which benefit everyone involved.”

Prior to her VA career, Ms. Klick worked at Good Samaritan Hospital in the cardiac catheterization lab.

Ms. Klick graduated from Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She possesses dual master’s degrees in Nursing Administration and Health Care Administration from the University of Phoenix. She is a certified LEAN Green Belt and a member of the honor society of nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International. Additionally, she was a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary’s Award for Nursing Nominee.

Lebanon VA Medical Center is one of 170 medical centers in the nation with the sole purpose of providing world-class medical care to America’s Veterans. Lebanon VAMC serves a nine-county area in South Central Pennsylvania covering Adams, Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, Schuylkill and York counties. Lebanon VAMC also oversees community clinics located in Mechanicsburg, Willow Valley, Pottsville, Wyomissing, and York. If you are Veteran, you may be eligible to receive care and benefits from VA. To learn more, call 717-228-6000. For more information about Lebanon VA Medical Center, visit, like us on Facebook at, or follow us on Twitter at