Chuck Johnson has been named the new superintendent of the Michael J. Fitzmaurice State Veterans Home in Hot Springs.
South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Greg Whitlock says Johnson has a strong healthcare administration background having served as the administrator for the Bethel Lutheran Home in Madison and the Care and Rehab Center in Arlington. Johnson dedicated 22 years of service to the U.S. Army and the Iowa National Guard, serving one combat tour in Afghanistan. During his service, he supervised ground ambulance platoons, trained medics and conducted live ground to air evac operations.
Johnson is licensed as a nursing home administrator and a physical therapist assistant. He obtained degrees in health management and business management from the University of Minnesota and a physical therapy assistant degree from Indian Hills Community College in Iowa.