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Richard Alan Varney, American health facility administrator. Decorated Legion of Merit, Order of Military Medical Merit award, Expert Field Medical badge; named to Honorary Order Kentucky Colonels, 1989, Outstanding Young Man of America, 1982.


Varney, Richard Alan was born on July 8, 1950 in Concord, New Hampshire, United States. Son of John Berry and Hattie Elizabeth (Harrington) Varney.


Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, University New Hampshire, 1972. Master of Health Administration in Healthcare Administration, Baylor University, 1984. Diploma, Command and General Staff College, 1986.


Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Army, 1973, advanced through grades to lieutenant colonel, 1991. Deputy assistant Chief Executive Officer Cutler Army Hospital, Fort Devens, Massachusetts, 1973—1976. Field medical assistant 38th American Dental Association Bde., Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, 1977—1978.

Deputy assistant Chief Executive Officer 15th Medical Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas, 1979—1981. Administrative resident Ireland Army Hospital, Fort Knox, Kentucky, 1982—1983. Chief operating officer, executive officer United States Army Dental Activity, 1983—1986.

Graduate instructor Army-Baylor Healthcare Program, San Antonio, 1986—1990. Project manager Office of the Army Surgeon General, Washington, 1990—1993. Retired United States Army, 1993.

Office manager Aebi, Ginty, Romaker & Sprouse Doctor of Medicine's, Inc., Lancaster, Ohio, 1993—2000. Director general internal medicine program The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, 2000—2004. Director operations Fairfield Department Health, Lancaster, 2005—2009.

Director organizational development Fairfield Community Health Center, 2010. Member Source Selection Evaluation Board-Champus Reform, Arlington, Virginia, 1987. Member advisory committee for associate degree program in medical assisting Ohio University, Lancaster, 1998-2000.

Officer United States Army Medical Service Corps, 1973-1993.


Adult leader Boy Scouts American, Texas, Virginia and Ohio, 1988-1997, since 2003. Member Lancaster City Board of Health, 1996-2001, president pro tempore, 1999-2001. Member Fairfield County Combined General Health District Board, 2002-2004.

Fellow American College Healthcare Executives. Member Central Ohio Health Administrators Association, Ohio Medical Group Management Association, Mid-Ohio Medical Management Association, Professional Association Medical Managers, American Association Procedural Coders, Lancaster Area Society for Human Resource Mrmt. (legislation representative 1998-1999, membership chair 1999—2008, secretary since 2009), American Hospital Association, National Eagle Scout Association, The Retired Officers Association, American Legion, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Alpha Phi Omega.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: home improvement, camping, hiking, music.


Married Suzanne Glaab, December 31, 1983. Stepchildren: Alysen Suzanne Bidle, Craig Judson Bidle.