Rhatigan McVey, Lynn
LYNN Rhatigan McVey is vice president of ancillary services and the emergency department at Meadowlands Hospital MHA, LLC in Secaucus, New Jersey. MHA, LLC is purchasing Meadowlands Hospital this summer and will use a unique approach in dealing with patients.
The hospital’s physicians will use evidence-based medicine when treating patients, and Meadowlands Hospital will be a beacon of information-technology that keeps patients much safer than when verbal communication and handwriting on paper is used. A native of Brooklyn, Rhatigan McVey earned a master’s degree in healthcare administration from the College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown, New Jersey. Rhatigan McVey is third generation Irish American. She traces her ancestry to Co. Roscommon and Magherafelt, Co. Derry.
She has visited Ireland twice with her daughter Murphy Maureen, who will begin studying at University College Galway this fall. “Obviously, as my only child, her mom will be visiting Ireland plenty!” Rhatigan McVey says.
Being Irish, Rhatigan McVey says, has helped to move her forward both professionally and socially. “I am very proud to be Irish and everyone who knows me knows it. I have inherited the love of verse and prose, which has made me quite influential in business settings,” she says.
“I have also inherited fearlessness, which is another great Irish trait. Socially, I am the first to find the craic and the music, which makes me very popular. Of course I have never worked on St. Patrick’s Day and never missed the pride of the parade.
“Looking back now, with gauges to compare, my family has been steadfast and I credit that to being Irish. Staying together as an Irish family is an absolute. There are no other options.”
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