- Associated Press - Thursday, June 23, 2016

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs officials have named an interim director for the VA Montana Health Care System.

Kathy Berger began her 120-day assignment on Thursday, replacing John Ginnity. Ginnity announced his resignation earlier this month.

VA spokesman Mike Garcia says Ginnity will remain at Fort Harrison until his July 8 resignation takes effect, helping Berger with the transition and writing reports for VA officials in Washington.

Berger is the director of the VA’s health care system in Sheridan, Wyoming. She is expected to return to that job after her Montana assignment.

Ginnity did not specify a reason for his resignation.

The agency is conducting an internal investigation into leadership misconduct allegations at Fort Harrison. Garcia says Ginnity’s resignation is unrelated to the investigation.

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