Manchester VA Medical Center Director Alfred Montoya has been named the new director of VA Connecticut Healthcare System. In his new role, Montoya will oversee the delivery of health care to approximately 59,000 Veterans throughout Connecticut and southern New England beginning Oct. 13.
Montoya was appointed to lead the Manchester facility following whistleblower complaints detailed in a special investigation by the Boston Globe. Business NH Magazine examined the turnaround under his leadership. (https://www.businessnhmagazine.com/article/new-leadership-gets-manchester-va-on-track)
Montoya joined the VA in 2009 and served in various leadership positions of increasing responsibility including Assistant Director, VA Connecticut HCS; Director, White River Junction VA Medical Center, and Manchester VA Medical Center. Montoya is also an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College.
U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) called Montoya’s work in NH extraordinary service. “It can’t be overstated how instrumental Director Montoya has been to changing the culture of the Manchester and White River Junction facilities, and improving care to the men and women who have served our country,” says Shaheen.
In Manchester, he took over as director under very difficult circumstances, yet was able to immediately begin implementing successful reforms to operations and treatment delivery. While I’m greatly disappointed that he will no longer be leading the Manchester VA, I know his leadership and experience will improve care for veterans wherever he is called to serve. Director Montoya is an exemplary public servant and I wish him the very best in his next endeavor.”
Pictured: Alfred Montoya working in his office at the Manchester VA Medical Center. Courtesy photo.