VAMC Manchester, New Hampshire
NHHA Honors Director Montoya
The New Hampshire Hospital Association (NHHA) recently honored Alfred Montoya, MHA, VHA-CM, with its 2018 James A. Hamilton Founder’s Award during its Annual Meeting held at the Omni Mount Washington Resort.
The James A. Hamilton Founder’s Award is the Association’s highest honor and is presented to an individual whose extraordinary achievement and exceptional contributions in the interest of health and wellbeing has deeply impacted their community and beyond.
Montoya was recognized for being a tremendous advocate for New Hampshire’s 115,000 Veterans and their families, and for his dedication, commitment and support in improving the health care delivery system for Veterans throughout New Hampshire.
“His commitment to strengthening services for the 115,000 Veterans in New Hampshire and their families, along with his dedication to better meeting the needs of those who have served, is a clear demonstration of his outstanding service to health care on behalf of the people of New Hampshire,” said NHHA President Steve Ahnen.
While serving as the Director of the White River Junction VA Medical Center, Montoya was called to serve as acting director of the Manchester VA Medical Center after a whistleblower report and other allegations of poor patient care. Immediately demonstrating his leadership by taking the reins, Montoya addressed the many challenges facing New Hampshire’s Veterans to ensure they are able to get the care they needed and deserved, while rebuilding an organization both physically and emotionally. In addition, Montoya was recognized for establishing partnerships with other hospitals in the community to ensure Veterans could get the care they need close to home without having to endure long waits or travel out of state to different VA facilities.