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VA Central Western Massachusetts Names New Associate Director

LEEDS – Former Chief Financial Officer Andrew McMahon has been named the new associate director of VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System.

McMahon, who first joined the VA in 2011 in the finance office in Leeds, was later promoted to chief financial officer in 2013. He was instrumental in the realignment of VA clinics in Worcester and Fitchburg from Boston to VACWM, which resulted in a 45{06cf2b9696b159f874511d23dbc893eb1ac83014175ed30550cfff22781411e5} increase in patients.

McMahon has guided the facility through an unprecedented growth period of more than 200 additional employees in the last three years, contributing more than $100 million to the local economy in salaries. Through his stewardship over eight sites of care and more than 1,000 employees, VACWM’s economic impact exceeds $150 million, including $30 million in care coordinated with medical professionals in the community, and $20 million in ongoing construction projects.

Moving forward, in his new role as associate director, McMahon will seek to expand on investing in the facility’s infrastructure.

“We’re here to serve America’s veterans, and we work hard to be a world-class healthcare provider, and to be a good neighbor to the community through our many partnerships,” he said.

McMahon holds a master’s degree in management from Boston University, and he is pursuing an additional master’s degree in public health administration from UMass Amherst. Additionally, he currently serves as a budget officer in the Massachusetts Air National Guard.