The gloves were off at the WCA’s annual Breakfast with the County Executive when Westchester County Executive Rob Astorio took on what he described as the “fake news coming out of Albany.” But all was not contentious; the Smart Growth panel that followed Astorino’s State-of-the-County address, projected an optimistic picture of growth for Westchester in 2017. Here are the highlights:
HEALTHCARE ANALYTICS COURSE
This unique course focuses on the rich clinical and business sources of ‘Big Data’ available in the healthcare industry. Participants will learn the value of using data to make informed business decisions in the areas of operations management, planning, and strategic initiatives.Designed for healthcare managers with little-to-no experience with analytics, and will be taught by expert faculty and industry professionals in the region over a 5-week period.
Central Westchester location at 1133 Westchester Avenue in White Plains, running Wednesday nights from Feb 8 through March 8. Classes will explore specific topics such as the difficulties of managing and building data environments; the use of value-added classification systems; and the queries upon which decision support, epidemiology, and research capabilities are built.
The fee is $595 per participant for this 5-week session.
Online registration is now closed. Walk-ins are welcome. Plan to arrive early to guarantee seating.
Join us for breakfast on Thursday, January 12, 2017 when County Executive Rob Astorino delivers his State of the County address. He'll give us a run down on his agenda and priorities for 2017, and the key issues that will be on his plate. Q &A follows.
Then, we've put together a dynamic and interactive panel, "Westchester's Growth Strategy," that will address regional trends, innovation, gigabit speed internet, and attainable housing (read: housing for millennials and the workforce).
The panel, will be moderated by Bill Cuddy, CBRE, with panelists Moses Gates, Regional Plan Association; Joan McDonald, WCA Strategic Advisor and former head of NYS' Department of Transportation and former Economic Development Director of the State of Connecticut; and Seth Mandelbaum, McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt.
8:00 am Registration and Networking
8:30 am Breakfast, Keynote Speech, County Executive Rob Astorino
8:45 am "Westchester's Growth Strategy" Panel Discussion
10:00 am Conclusion
“Elections have consequences,” said Ken Raske, President of the Greater New York Hospital Association at the December 9th meeting of the WCA Healthcare Advisory Board. With the threat of a repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA aka “Obamacare”) without an immediate replacement plan, Raske and others in the healthcare industry are predicting dire consequences. “The level of uncertainty is the highest I’ve ever seen in my career. I am deeply, deeply troubled.”
The WCA honored leaders in smart growth, innovation, and talent at its Leadership Dinner on November 17. Over 600 packed the Westchester Marriott as Westchester mayors Noam Bramson, Thomas Roach, Mike Spano, and Richard Thomas received the Al DelBello Visionary Award from Westfair Inc. publisher Dee DelBello. The four are WCA Smart Growth ComPACT signatories, and are working with the WCA to bring gigabit broadband to the County in the next three to five years.