Interim VA director had patient care issues at Vermont facility

MANCHESTER — The newly named interim medical director of the Manchester VA Medical Center comes from a Vermont veterans facility that has seen its own problems with patient care while under his watch.

Alfred Montoya was named interim director of the beleaguered Manchester VA Monday morning, taking the top job from ousted medical director Danielle Ocker. Officials removed Ocker from her position amid allegations of poor care and conditions at the Smyth Road facility.

Montoya has been medical director at the White River Junction VA Medical Center in Vermont for 12 months. VA director

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