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In closing Mount Vernon Hospital, Montefiore shows its courage to stay | Opinion featured image.
In closing Mount Vernon Hospital, Montefiore shows its courage to stay | Opinion
Since Montefiore Health System announced plans to close Mount Vernon Hospital last week, replacing it with a new $41 million dollar healthcare complex on Sandford Boulevard that will modernize local care, there has been some negative reaction that claims the health system is turning its back on the community and leaving residents exposed without adequate medical services. In my opinion, just the opposite is true, and some Mount Vernon residents, politicians, and activists are taking a shortsighted view that is not based on facts or reality. No one is served by misinformation.
Oct 23, 2019
SOURCE: Lohud.com
WCA continues to fight against health insurance companies featured image.
WCA continues to fight against health insurance companies
WCA continues to fight for our regional hospitals and all patients/employees against the abuses of the health insurance companies
Jun 7, 2019
George Latimer signs lease for $1.2B 'North 60' project in Valhalla featured image.
George Latimer signs lease for $1.2B 'North 60' project in Valhalla
The 99-year-lease with developer Fareri Associates is for 60 acres of undeveloped county-owned land called “The North 60” on the Grasslands campus near Westchester Medical Center.
Jan 10, 2019
Bill Mooney named one of Westchester's Top Power 50 featured image.
Bill Mooney named one of Westchester's Top Power 50
In this special issue of City & State, we take a closer look at the lesser-known – but no less influential – movers and shakers of Westchester County. Since we cover politicians on a day-to-day basis, we limited this list to those who are not strictly in government but instead influence it from the outside.
Sep 17, 2018
Westchester biz group rebrands ahead of major economic development push featured image.
Westchester biz group rebrands ahead of major economic development push
The Westchester County Association (WCA) has completed a transition from a business membership organization to an economic development entity. In a press release announcing a rebranding, the 70-year-old group said the move would better reflect its policy and “action-oriented identity.”
Sep 12, 2018
SOURCE: Real Estate Weekly
WCA Rebrands Itself For First Time Since 1950 featured image.
WCA Rebrands Itself For First Time Since 1950
On Sept. 10, to better reflect its policy and action-oriented identity, the WCA unveiled its first major brand realignment since its founding in 1950.
Sep 11, 2018
SOURCE: Daily Voice
WCA Realigns Brand Ahead Of Major Economic Development Push featured image.
WCA Realigns Brand Ahead Of Major Economic Development Push
The WCA has completed a years-long transition from a leading business membership organization to Westchester’s most powerful economic development entity.
Sep 11, 2018
SOURCE: City Biz List
A Lack of Affordable Housing Is Hurting Regional Growth featured image.
A Lack of Affordable Housing Is Hurting Regional Growth
The Geography of Jobs Report published by the NYC Dept. of City Planning paints a picture of an economically successful region hampered by a dearth of affordable real estate.
Sep 10, 2018
SOURCE: 914Inc.
WCA Calls on Aetna to Keep Montefiore Coverage featured image.
WCA Calls on Aetna to Keep Montefiore Coverage
Health insurance is one of the largest expenses for many companies and an increasing burden on employees. Over the years, benefits have become more complex, and no one can ever be sure that their insurance company will really step up and meet its obligations.
Aug 9, 2018
SOURCE: WESTFAIR ONLINE
Five Steps to Control Health Insurance Rates in New York featured image.
Five Steps to Control Health Insurance Rates in New York
The WCA wants to shield consumers from excessive insurance costs, yet make sure policymakers protect the interests of healthcare providers, who need the right level of resources to keep providing quality care.
Jun 28, 2018
SOURCE: Journal News
WCA Will Name John Ritacco as Interim President/CEO as Search for New Leader Progresses featured image.
WCA Will Name John Ritacco as Interim President/CEO as Search for New Leader Progresses
William P. Harrington, Chairman of the Westchester County Association (WCA), announced today that John E. Ritacco, a financial services executive who was the former President and CEO of CMS Bancorp Inc., a publicly traded financial institution, will be appointed as Interim President/CEO of the WCA, effective January 1, 2020, as the search for a new leader progresses. Ritacco will remain in the position until a successor to William M.  Mooney, Jr., the current President and CEO, is found.
Nov 6, 2019
WCA Begins Active Search to Fill Position of President & CEO featured image.
WCA Begins Active Search to Fill Position of President & CEO
County’s leading business advocacy association embarks on a vigorous process to find its new leader as economic activity burgeons in the region.
Sep 23, 2019
Toasting to a Healthy Westchester Dinner featured image.
Toasting to a Healthy Westchester Dinner
Westchester County Association hosts annual wine pairing dinner to support healthcare advocacy initiatives
Sep 6, 2019
Talent Development Professional Jason Chapin Joins WCA featured image.
Talent Development Professional Jason Chapin Joins WCA
White Plains, N.Y. (July 22, 2019) – Jason Chapin has joined the Westchester County Association (WCA) as Director of Workforce Development. Before joining WCA, Mr. Chapin coordinated and managed federal, state and foundation grants for The City University of New York, The State University of New York and The WorkPlace, a nationally recognized not-for-profit based in Connecticut. In addition, he has managed state-wide education, training and employment programs in New York and Connecticut that have served more than 25,000 adults and their families.
Jul 22, 2019
WCA Hosts Third Annual Real Estate Summit to Discuss Development Projects, Energy’s Future and Economic Incentives featured image.
WCA Hosts Third Annual Real Estate Summit to Discuss Development Projects, Energy’s Future and Economic Incentives
Westchester County Association (WCA) brought together nearly 300 regional leaders in commercial and residential real estate, as well as government and planning officials and community organizations, for its 3rd Annual Real Estate Summit
May 14, 2019
County Executive and John Fareri Sign North 60 Lease Agreement at WCA Breakfast featured image.
County Executive and John Fareri Sign North 60 Lease Agreement at WCA Breakfast
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (January 10, 2019) – Westchester County Executive George Latimer this morning at the Westchester County Association Breakfast signed signed a 99-year lease agreement for the North 60 project. The agreement for the county-owned land is the key to the development of a $1.2 billion biotech project on the Grasslands Reservation in Valhalla.
Jan 10, 2019
WESTCHESTER’S TOP ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP EYES NEW LEADER featured image.
WESTCHESTER’S TOP ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP EYES NEW LEADER
The Westchester County Association (WCA), Westchester’s most powerful economic development organization, has embarked on a search for a new leader to succeed longtime president and CEO William Mooney Jr., a giant in the region’s business and banking communities whose storied career has spanned more than 50 years.
Oct 29, 2018
WCA realigns brand ahead of major economic development push featured image.
WCA realigns brand ahead of major economic development push
To better reflect its policy- and action-oriented identity, the Westchester County Association (WCA) today unveiled its first major brand realignment since it was founded in 1950.
Sep 10, 2018
Jobs Waiting Program Makes 300th Hire featured image.
Jobs Waiting Program Makes 300th Hire
Westchester County Executive George Latimer, Congresswoman Nita Lowey, and the WCA announce the 300th job placement for a federally-funded workforce program.
Jun 18, 2018
Five Ways to Rein in Health Insurance Rates featured image.
Five Ways to Rein in Health Insurance Rates
The WCA calls for statewide implementation of five measures designed to rein in ever-rising insurance costs and increase the efficiency of our healthcare delivery system.
Jun 11, 2018