Updated 4:30 p.m., Sept. 23, with new director announcement.
Keith Repko has been appointed as permanent director of the VA St. Louis Health Care System. He had been serving as interim director since January.
The appointment was announced Friday afternoon by the VA.
Repko is well-known at the St. Louis VA, where he's worked since 1991. Before his promotion as acting director, he served as a deputy director.
Our previous story:
The eighth interim director to lead the VA St. Louis Health Care System is Keith Repko, who has been deputy director of the agency for more than a year.
Repko says he will continue to focus on improving access to health care for area veterans.