GALLIPOLIS — J. Brian Nimmo will be the guest speaker for Monday’s Memorial Day ceremony in Gallipolis City Park.
After Monday’s 10:30 a.m. parade through downtown Gallipolis, Nimmo will deliver his remarks to what has traditionally been a large crowd.
Nimmo is the director of the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va. He was appointed to the position in February 2014. As director, he has overall responsibility for the medical, administrative and supportive operations of the main medical center and its clinics in Prestonsburg, Ky., Charleston and Lenore, W.Va., and Gallipolis.
The Huntington facility he oversees is a fully accredited 80-bed acute care facility for veterans, which provides medical and surgical inpatient care, in addition to primary and specialized outpatient care.
The hospital has about 1,200 staff and sees 29,000 unique patients annually. It serves 24 counties in West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio. The hospital’s market share of veterans in the area is almost 50 percent.
Prior to his appointment in Huntington, Nimmo served for six years as associate director of the VA Medical Center in Beckley, W.Va. He was also the safety manager and facilities management service line chief in Beckley.
A native of Huntington and a graduate of Marshall University, Nimmo is a Persian Gulf War veteran who served as a hospital corpsman in the U.S. Navy from 1987 to 1995, specializing in aviation medicine and aerospace physiology.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in health care management from Southern Illinois University and a master’s degree in occupational health and safety from Marshall.
Nimmo is a member of the American College of Health Care Executives; Marshall University Alumni Association and the Big Green Scholarship Foundation; and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion.
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