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VA Exec to Speak at Rye Vet Day Observance, 10:30am Tuesday

Just a reminder that Rye Post #128 of the American Legion will host the city’s annual Veterans Day observance on Tuesday November 11 at 10:30am on the Rye Village Green.
Rye Mayor Joseph Sack and New York State Senator George Latimer will provide welcoming remarks.  The principal speaker will be Margaret O’Shea Caplan, Medical Center Director, Veterans Administration Hudson Valley.  
Margaret O'Shea Caplan
(PHOTO: Margaret O’Shea Caplan, Medical Center Director, Veterans Administration Hudson Valley.)
Here is Caplan's bio:

Margaret O’Shea Caplan was appointed Director of the VA Hudson Valley Health Care System (VAHVHCS) on December 2, 2013. In this capacity, Mrs. Caplan directs the operations, finances, and clinical programs of the VAHVHCS, which serves approximately 30,000 individual Veterans at both the Montrose and Castle Point campuses, and at the seven Community Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) within six counties of the Hudson Valley region. The Medical Center has 90 operating hospital medical beds, 43 Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program Beds, 23 PTSD Residential Treatment Program Beds, 60 Domiciliary Homeless Treatment Program Beds and 121 operating Community Living Center beds with a budget of more than $200 million.



Prior to her appointment, Mrs. Caplan served as the Director of the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center since December 2011 and as the Associate Director at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center for 16 years starting in June 1995. During her tenure at Philadelphia, she served as Interim Director at VA Medical Centers located in Erie, Lebanon, and Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Mrs. Caplan began her healthcare management career by entering the Associate Director/Healthcare Management Trainee Program in 1992 at the VA Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Prior to her acceptance into the Associate Director’s Program, she spent 10 years working in various positions in VA Headquarters including four years in the Office of Congressional Affairs.

Mrs. Caplan is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Executive Development Program sponsored by the Wharton School. She is a graduate of the VA Health Care Leadership Institute (HCLI) and has served as a coach for the HCLI program. She is a graduate of the Federal Executive Personnel Management Women’s Executive Leadership Program, the Federal Executive Institute, and the Healthcare Leadership Institute sponsored by George Washington University. She is also a 1992 Graduate of Leadership VA and life time Member of the Leadership VA Alumni Association. She served on the VA Under Secretary for Health’s Women’s Executive Leadership Program and Commission on Health Care Reform.
Mrs. Caplan earned a Liberal Arts Degree in 1981 from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from Catholic University, Washington, D.C.


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