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  • WMCHealth President and CEO Michael D. Israel to Retire in 2025; Board Announces National Search for Network’s Next Leader

    Posted: 04/16/2024

    Valhalla, N.Y. (April 16, 2024) –– After nearly 20 years as President and Chief Executive Officer of Westchester Medical Center and the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), Michael D. Israel will retire from his position at the end of 2025. The Westchester County Healthcare Corporation (WCHCC) Board of Directors has initiated a nationwide search for his replacement. “After almost two decades in this role, this is the right time to move on to my next phase, and for a new leader to come ...

  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network Appoints Alfred P. Vigorito, Esq., as Chief Risk Officer

    Posted: 04/03/2024

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (April 3, 2024) – The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is pleased to announce the appointment of Alfred P. Vigorito, Esq., as its new Chief Risk Officer. In this pivotal role, Vigorito will lead WMCHealth’s Risk Management Department, focusing on professional and general negligence matters. His strategic approach aims to enhance risk mitigation and facilitate efficient resolution of ongoing and future litigation. A native New Yorker, Vigorito brings with him...

  • The Power of the Family Advisory Council: Celebrating 10 Years of Success

    Posted: 02/15/2024

    In 2013, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital established the Family Advisory Council (FAC), a group consisting primarily of family members of patients, hospital staff, and administrative leadership, coming together as partners to advocate for patient needs, improve the quality of care, and enhance the experience of patients and their family members. As of today, the FAC has had over 30 family members and 10 hospital leaders participate and has gone above and beyond its original purpose.  In the past t...

  • Burn Center at Westchester Medical Center Verified by the American Burn Association

    Posted: 02/08/2024

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (February 8, 2024) – The American Burn Association (ABA) has verified The Burn Center at Westchester Medical Center as an Adult and Pediatric Burn Center, after a rigorous and thorough review of Westchester Medical Center’s burn care program. With this verification, Westchester Medical Center is now home to the only verified burn care program in Westchester County, the Hudson Valley and eastern New York State north of New York City. According to the ABA, there are almost 500,000 burn inju...

  • Same-Day Cardiology and Heart Disease Prevention Programs Saving Lives at Westchester Medical Center

    Posted: 02/05/2024

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (February 5, 2024) – Fern, a Westchester County resident, awoke recently with excruciating pain. It passed and she didn’t think much of it until the headaches started and persisted. Finally, knowing that she had a history of heart disease in her family, Fern decided to see a cardiologist, but she couldn’t get an appointment. Then a friend told her about Westchester Medical Center’s Same-Day Cardiology program . Fern called and got an appointment the very next day. “It’s a good thing I did...

  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network Appoints William B. Pryor as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

    Posted: 01/29/2024

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (January 29, 2024) – The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) has named William B. Pryor to the position of Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer. In his position, Pryor will oversee WMCHealth’s workforce recruitment, labor relations and workforce policies. As the Chief Human Resources Officer for WMCHealth and its 13,000 workforce members, Pryor’s priorities include recruitment and retention as well as new strategies for workforce communication and empl...

  • WMCHealth Elected by Peer Hospitals to Lead Statewide Association of Regional Perinatal Programs & Networks

    Posted: 01/24/2024

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (January 24, 2024) – Solidifying its position as a leading voice for maternal-child health in New York State, the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) began this month its four year-term as the organization leading the 17-member New York State Association of Regional Perinatal Programs & Networks (ARPPN). Under the direction of perinatal specialists at the Network’s Westchester Medical Center and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital , WMCHealth was elected by peer hospita...

  • Westchester Medical Center to Debut ZAP-X Gyroscopic Radiosurgery System, Marking a Milestone for New York

    Posted: 01/16/2024

    VALHALLA, NY, January 16, 2024 – Westchester Medical Center, the flagship academic medical center for the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), is set to become the first hospital in New York State to introduce the non-invasive surgical robotics platform, the ZAP-X® Gyroscopic Radiosurgery®, which will transform brain cancer treatments for patients throughout the Hudson Valley. Installation of the ZAP-X platform is expected to commence in mid-2024. Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), a com...

  • It’s A Girl!

    Posted: 01/02/2024

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (January 1, 2024 ) – Workforce members at Westchester Medical Center today are celebrating the arrival of Aisha Victoria Ardon Monroy, the first baby born at Westchester Medical Center in 2024. Ms. Monroy was born at 2:10 a.m. January 1. She weighed in at 6 pounds 8 ounces with a length of 19 1/4 inches. Westchester Medical Center wishes health and happiness for Ms. Monroy and extends its congratulations to mother Marcela and the entire Monroy family. Mother and baby are doing well and bo...

  • Increase In COVID-19 and Flu Cases During Holidays Leads to Public Health Initiative for Drive-Thru Vaccine Center at Westchester Medical Center

    Posted: 12/26/2023

    WHAT: With the holiday season in full swing and social gatherings bringing people together , the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is reopening its drive-thru vaccination center at Westchester Medical Center.  WMCHealth will offer COVID-19 and influenza vaccines for community members ages 12 and older as well as Mpox vaccines for community members 18 years of age and older . WHEN:   Starting the week of December 18, WMCHealth will offer vaccinations at the Network’s drive-t...