VA Maryland Health Care System
VA Maryland Health Care System Names New Associate Director for Finance
|Jeff A. Nechanicky, Associate Director for Finance.|
Jeff A. Nechanicky has been appointed as the Associate Director for Finance for the VA Maryland Health Care System effective January 26, 2014. Prior to his appointment, Nechanicky served as the Associate Medical Center Director at the VA Medical Center in Indianapolis, Ind.
As the Associate Director for Finance, Nechanicky is responsible for the VA Maryland Health Care System’s annual budget of approximately $530 million. Additionally, he oversees the day-to-day operations of Finance and Accounting, Human Resources Management, Veterans Canteen, Acquisition & Materiels Management and Medical Administrative Services, as well as the Prosthetics Treatment Center, Workman’s Compensation, Medical Cost Collection Fund, Decision Support and Privacy Offices for the health care system. His principal area of responsibility includes the oversight and evaluation of these services.
“Mr. Nechanicky’s expertise will be a great asset to our management team,” said Dennis H. Smith, director of the VA Maryland Health Care System. “He will be a wonderful benefit to our organization as we continue to align resources and provide Veterans with personalized, proactive patient-driven health care.”
Nechanicky’s scope of responsibility encompasses supporting VA Maryland Health Care System facilities throughout the state, including the Baltimore and Perry Point VA Medical Centers, the Loch Raven VA Community Living & Rehabilitation Center and six community based outpatient clinics in Cambridge, Fort Howard, Fort Meade, Glen Burnie, Loch Raven and Pocomoke City. He also serves as the site manager for the Perry Point VA Medical Center and is responsible for resource management and strategic planning for the health care system.
Prior to his appointment as the Associate Medical Center Director in Indianapolis, Nechanicky served as the Chief Financial Officer at the VA Central Western Massachusetts Health Care System, where he focused on employee engagement and empowerment in business practices. Nechanicky’s career also included 21 years of service in various staff and leadership roles in the United States Army. He retired from active military service in 2003 as a Lieutenant Colonel and was inducted into the Order of Military Medical Merit.
Nechanicky earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from Creighton University in 1982, and a Master of Business Administration from Syracuse University in 1984, with a concentration in organizational management and specialized coursework in U.S. Army and federal financial management. He is also a graduate of VA’s 2008 Executive Career Field Development Class, the Class of 2007 Leadership VA program, and is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Nechanicky is a Certified Level 1 Adaptive Ski Instructor and is a volunteer instructor for the New England Healing Sports Association and the National Winter Sports Clinic for Disabled Veterans.