|February 28, 2013
VA Montana Health Care System has new director
FORT HARRISON — The Veterans Affairs recently announced that Christine Gregory has been appointed as director of the VA Montana Health Care System. The Miles City native and graduate of Custer County High School will begin work Monday, March 4.
Gregory is a health care executive with more than 25 years of leadership experience. She has extensive background executing a variety of progressively responsible administrative and clinical assignments. She has lead and participated in a variety of national, network and facility governing councils, committees and task forces.
Gregory is board certified in health care management and is a Fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives, a professional society dedicated to promoting the highest standards of professional, educational and leadership performance. She is also a certified mentor — coaching and enabling opportunities for staff and leaders to optimize their career growth.
She has been a member of the executive team at VA Central Iowa Heath Care System in Des Moines where she served as the associate director of Patient Care Services. Gregory has completed assignments as the acting director of VAMC in Fargo, North Dakota, associate director foo Patient Care Services in San Francisco, and nurse executive of the Network Mental Health Services Line.
Gregory began her professional education at St. Vincent’s School of Nursing in Billings. Since then she has received her undergraduate degree in nursing from Montana State University, and subsequently completed a graduate degree in nursing from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. She also has a graduate degree in business administration from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Gregory is also a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute, Interagency Institute for Federal Health Care Executives and the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton Fellow Program in Management for Nurse Executives.