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  • Annual Breakfast with County Executive

    • Jan 10, 2018, 8:00 am - 10:00 am
    • Westchester Marriott Hotel
    • 670 White Plains Road
    • Tarrytown, NY 10591
  • George Latimer to make first public appearance as County Executive


    In what will be his second week in office, incoming Westchester County Executive George Latimer will address the Westchester County Association (WCA) – the region’s preeminent business membership and advocacy organization

     
    The event marks Mr. Latimer’s first appearance before Westchester’s business community as County Executive. Mr. Latimer will discuss the key initiatives of his new administration and the region’s economic opportunities and challenges.  Latimer will set forth his vision and goals for the next four years in front of a crowd of over four hundred business and community leaders.
     
    The WCA has asked him to address his plans to: enhance the county’s economic development initiatives and establish public private partnerships; work with the business, education and medical communities to help fight the Opioid Crisis; and how he will utilize new technology to streamline and consolidate government services.  
     
    “We look forward to hearing more about George Latimer’s vision for Westchester and to creating a dialogue with him around the issues critical to the region’s business community,” said William M. Mooney, Jr., president and chief executive officer of the WCA. “This breakfast will be the first step in a much larger effort to forge a strong partnership between the Mr. Latimer and the county’s business community that creates economic opportunity and elevates Westchester as the region’s best place to live, work and play.” 
     

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  • Nation's Opioid Crisis Topic of HealthTech '17 Panel Discussion

  • OCT 27, 2017 | HEALTHCARE REFORM | 0 COMMENTS

  • Addiction is not a moral failure but a disease; co-occurring health disorders often present

    With a crisis as prevalent as opioids in America, nobody is protected. “Deaths in Westchester County have increased 200% in recent years,” noted Kathleen O’Connor of Shatterproof at WCA's HealthTech '17 conference on October 12. In fact, one out of every three families will be touched by this epidemic in some way. According to County Executive Rob Astorino, “this is the stark reality, it is a very lethal enemy that grows deadlier by the day.”

    The opioid epidemic was a subject of a Health Tech ’17 panel, which was comprised a representatives from Pfizer, NewYork-Presbytrian, WMCHealth, and the harris project. The discussion was eye opening, inspiring, and in many ways, quite scary...

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  • Telemedicine: Here's What the Future Holds

  • OCT 26, 2017 | ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, HEALTHCARE REFORM | 0 COMMENTS

  • Fascinating panel discussion at WCA's HealthTech '17 conference

    “There’s a sense of exciting things happening in telemedicine and technology,” said Dr. Christian Otto of Memorial Sloan Kettering at WCA’s HealthTech ’17, as he began his presentation for the panel Next Generation Telehealth: The Future Is Now. While still evolving, “Telehealth leads to longer survival, a 38% improvement in the quality of life, and 7% fewer urgent care visits.” According to Dr. Otto, telehealth will allow patients to:
    • Include family members (even those living far away) in care decisions;
    • Bring care and monitoring directly into the home;
    • Access healthcare from remote locations without travel;
    • See a doctor without missing work or needing childcare.
    But will people use this technology?

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