During Costie’s absence, Mark Murdock became interim director of the Dayton VA. Murdock, a former Air Force medical service officer, has acted as deputy administrator in some capacity since 2010.
Costie, 55, a Virginia native started at the Department of Veterans Affairs in 1984. The Virginia Tech graduate with a degree in mechanical engineering worked at medical centers in Ohio, West Virginia, Illinois, Connecticut, Maryland and Missouri before arriving in Dayton. He spent 15 years at the Cleveland VA, managing $750 million in construction projects.
He was appointed Dayton VA Medical director in 2011 after an investigation over concerns about a dentist who was found to not have changed gloves or properly sanitized equipment between patients, archives show.
The Dayton VA serves more than 38,000 veterans. Along with the main campus in Dayton, it oversees four medical clinics in Middletown, Springfield, Lima and Richmond, Ind.