Health care providers who are considering a career at VA should take note of the many accolades and honors that VA employees earn. These awards connote not only excellence in health care practices, but sustainability as well. For instance, this is the 11th straight year that Modern Healthcare Magazine has awarded this honor to Dr. Clancy.

VA Careers will continue to highlight the achievements of VA employees who are committed to maintaining a harmonious work environment that is conducive to providing proactive, personalized patient-driven health care for our Veterans.

Modern Healthcare Magazine recently ranked Dr. Carolyn M. Clancy, the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Interim Under Secretary for Health, as number 19 in its annual “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” poll. Dr. Clancy has appeared on this list for 11 straight years.

clancymdDr. Clancy assumed her current role as Interim Under Secretary for Health on July 2, 2014. In this position, she oversees the health care needs of millions of Veterans enrolled in VHA, with more than 1700 sites, including hospitals, clinics, and other facilities.

“This is a well-deserved recognition of Dr. Clancy’s expertise, knowledge, judgment and informed approach to developing and implementing new initiatives here at VA,” said VA Secretary Robert McDonald.  “As anyone who knows and works with Dr. Clancy can attest, she is a person of enormous integrity, tireless work ethic and a deep love and respect for Veterans.”

Dr. Clancy, a general internist and health services researcher, is a graduate of Boston College and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Clancy holds an academic appointment at George Washington University School of Medicine (Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine) and serves as Senior Associate Editor, Health Services Research and is a member of numerous health-related editorial boards.

If you are a health care professional interested in career at VA, or a current VA employee, we encourage you to learn more about Dr. Clancy’s commitment to VA by reading some of her past blog posts on VA Careers, below.

VA: A History of Turning Challenges in to Opportunities

The Importance of Listening to Veteran Patients

Hospital at Home – An Innovative Health Care Model

Congratulations, Dr. Clancy! VA is fortunate to have such influential professionals setting an example for leadership at all levels.


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