Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Gulf War Veteran to take helm of Montana VA Healthcare System

By the Associated Press

(HELENA – AP) - The VA Montana Healthcare System has announced the appointment of a new director.

Robin Korogi replaces Joe Underkofler, who retired in October after 37 years with the VA.

Korogi is a Desert Storm veteran.

She will oversee the Montana VA and its 1,000 employees. The agency includes 13 outpatient clinics scattered across the state, along with a 30-bed nursing home and a 50-bed hospital.

The Montana VA also plans to break ground on a 24-bed impatient mental-health facility at Fort Harrison next week.

Before her appointment to the VA Montana Healthcare System, Korogi served as associate director at the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System. She has spent 11 years with the Veterans Health Administration.

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