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David R. Renfro

Experienced Innovation Implementation Nurse Leader

Mr. David R. Renfro is recognized as a healthcare leader who has led Project RED readmissions strategies, since 2010, and has shared his knowledge and experience nationally at both VA and private hospitals. Mr. Renfro has a passion for improving the health care of Veterans through the use of evidence-based practice, LEAN, and process improvement strategies. 


David is currently employed as the Deputy Associate Director for Patient Care Services/Deputy Nurse Executive at VA Palo Alto Health Care System. He is the elected President of the National Leadership VA Alumni Association among other healthcare and community activities.


Mr. Renfro joined VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) in 1989, immediately following his service in the United States Navy (1985-1989) as a Hospital Corpsman, Second Class Petty Officer. Prior to joining the VA, Mr. Renfro served in the Gulf War, and Desert Shield/Desert Storm at the Oak Knoll Naval Hospital. 

Mr. Renfro is currently in a Doctoral Program at San Jose State University and holds a master’s degree in science with a focus on Nursing Administration from San Jose State University, and is nationally certified, Nurse Executive certification, through AACN.

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