COPY-Nebraska-Iowa VA health care system gets new boss

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A new director has been named for the Department of Veterans Affairs Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System.

Dr. Marci Mylan has been associate director at the VA Health Care System in Minneapolis.

She will replace Al Washko, who retired March 31 after holding the Nebraska-western Iowa post for more than seven years.

The system serves more than 161,000 veterans who live in 104 counties in Nebraska, western Iowa, and portions of Kansas and Missouri.

Mylan holds a doctorate in clinical psychology and a master's degree in health care administration.

She takes over in Omaha on Jan. 15.

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