VA Boston Healthcare System
Cecilia McVey, BSN, MHA, CNA, Associate Director, Nursing/Patient Services
Cecilia McVey has held progressively responsible leadership positions within VA Nursing Service since beginning her career in 1972. In 1997 she was appointed as Chief, Nursing Service for the former Boston VA Medical Center. Upon the merger of that entity with the West Roxbury division in 1999, she was named Chief, Nursing Service for Integration and subsequently Associate Director for Nursing/Patient Services (ADN/PS) for Boston and West Roxbury. When the Brockton division was reintegrated in June 2000, Mrs. McVey was appointed to her current role of ADN/PS for the entire Boston Healthcare System. In this role, she is accountable for the delivery of nursing care throughout the BHS and the management of nearly 1000 employees at the three main divisions as well as satellite facilities. As a member of the BHS Leadership Quadrad, she contributes to policy development and decision-making and participates in strategic planning and resource management.
Mrs. McVey received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Boston College in 1972, completed a certificate program in Nursing Administration at Clark University in Worcester in 1986, and received her Master of Science in Health Administration from Clark in 1988. She has published several articles in professional journals, and remains certified in Nursing Administration by the American Nurses Association. Her professional memberships include Sigma Theta Tau (National Honor Society of Nursing), the American and Massachusetts Nurses Associations, the Boston College Nurses Association and the Nurses Organization of Veterans Affairs (NOVA), for which she is the National Past President 2008 - 2010.