Central Shenandoah Health District Welcomes New Health Director

May 7, 2024
Media Contact: Rachel Dumene, Rachel.dumene1@vdh.virginia.gov, 540-480-4998

Central Shenandoah Health District Welcomes New Health Director

STAUNTON, Va. – The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) welcomes the new Health Director for the Central Shenandoah Health District (CSHD), Dr. Allison Baroco.

In 2011, she moved to the Shenandoah Valley with her family where she has proudly cared for our community as a board-certified infectious disease physician. Dr. Baroco has previously served as a Medical Director of Infectious Disease at Augusta Health and served as chair of the Infection Prevention and Control Committee and co-chair of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee for Augusta Health.

Following completion of medical school at the University of South Alabama, Dr. Baroco completed her residency and fellowship at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS). She first partnered with VDH while treating patients living with HIV at EVMS throughout Hampton Roads from 2006 to 2008.

“By assuming this vital role with the Central Shenandoah Health District, I am looking forward to building and expanding relationships with community members to improve the overall health of our community,” said Dr. Baroco.

Dr. Baroco is a proud Fellow of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, is certified in Infection Control, and has received a distinguished Achievement Award from the Augusta Health Board of Directors for her leadership in infection prevention control at Augusta Health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

More information about the Central Shenandoah Health District can be found at vdh.virginia.gov/central-shenandoah/