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Veterans Affairs appoints new director of Colorado system

August 27, 2019

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — The head of the Veterans Affairs hospital in Grand Junction has been tasked will leading the VA’s Eastern Colorado Health Care System.

The Daily Sentinel reports the Department of Veterans Affairs announced Monday that Michael Kilmer will be the new director of the Aurora-based system.

The eastern Colorado system serves more than 94,000 veterans and has a budget of more than $786 million.

Kilmer will also oversee the system’s 11 outpatient facilities in the region.

Kilmer will start the new job in mid-September. He is replacing former director Sallie Houser-Hanfelder who retired in May.

Associate director Patrick Hull will serve as the interim director of the Grand Junction facility.

Kilmer became the director in Grand Junction in April 2017.

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Information from: The Daily Sentinel, http://www.gjsentinel.com

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