Westchester Medical Center Foundation Announces 2024 Slate of Trustees


The Westchester Medical Center Foundation is proud to unveil its distinguished slate of trustees for 2024, marking a year of significant growth for the philanthropic arm of Westchester Medical Center, the flagship hospital in the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth).

At the Foundation’s recent quarterly meeting, the Board of Trustees warmly welcomed its newest member, Bill Madden, who serves as the Director of New York Communications and Government Affairs at Veolia.

Madden brings a wealth of experience in communications and government affairs to the Foundation. His strategic insights and dedication to community development align seamlessly with the Foundation’s mission. As a trustee, Mr. Madden will play a pivotal role in advancing Westchester Medical Center’s commitment to exceptional healthcare services for our community.

A Year of Growth and Inclusion
Madden’s addition caps a strong year of growth for the Westchester Medical Center Foundation, during which seven new trustees – Kara Bennorth, Hedy Cardozo, Hon. Janet DiFiore, Lianne Hales Dugan, Lola Gazivoda, Michelle A. Nicholas, and Alfred P. Vigorito, Esq. joined the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

On a Mission for Health and Wellbeing of our Communities
The mission of the Westchester Medical Center Foundation is to support Westchester Medical Center in the hospital's efforts to provide lifesaving and life-changing care.

Currently, the Foundation Board is focused on raising funds for the Critical Care Tower, a significant and vital project at Westchester Medial Center as the hospital is a regional, academic medical

center that serves as both a referral center for other hospitals and a lifeline for community members with acute illness or injury.

Westchester Medical Center’s new Critical Care Tower will feature five floors covering more than 162,000 square feet. It will include 96 intensive care unit (ICU)-capable beds to Westchester Medical Center’s current ICU bed roster, all of which will be in private rooms equipped with the most current medical technologies. Furthermore, the Critical Care Tower will have the flexibility to accommodate 32 added ICU-capable beds, should the need arise, bringing the tower’s full ICU-bed capacity to 128.

The completion of the Critical Care Tower will also enable Westchester Medical Center to provide care to community members in single-patient, private rooms.

The Westchester Medical Center Foundation remains committed to its mission of supporting exceptional healthcare services and fostering community well-being.

With Bill Madden’s ability and dedication, the Foundation is poised for continued success in serving the needs of our community.

For more information, please visit the Westchester Medical Center Foundation website.

About Westchester Medical Center Health Network

The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is a 1,700-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, New York, with nine hospitals on seven campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 13,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians. The Network has Level I (adult and pediatric), Level II and Level III trauma centers, the region’s only acute care children’s hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes and centers, Comprehensive and Primary Stroke Centers, skilled nursing, home-care services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State. Today, WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated health care in the Hudson Valley. For more information about WMCHealth, visit WMCHealth.org or follow WMCHealth on Facebook.com/WMCHealth or Instagram.com/WMCHealth.

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