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Westchester is home to a $15 billion healthcare industry which generates thousands of jobs, but here’s the surprise: more and more of these jobs are in IT, and they are as fast-paced and cutting edge as jobs in Silicon Alley.
The Westchester County Association’s first Health Tech conference in 2014 was a game-changer. For the first time, key players in health tech, biotech, med tech, venture capital, real estate, and healthcare were in the same room. The result? Westchester County is now one of the nation’s leading hubs of healthcare, health tech, and biotech innovation.
In 2011, a desperate middle-aged Bosnian man, homebound and unable to work because of the debilitating pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis, participated in a clinical trial in Europe where an implant stimulated his nervous system to reduce the “Inflammatory Reflex” — the physiological response that causes inflammation and excruciating pain from rheumatoid arthritis. Within weeks – a miracle, or so it seemed—he was able to play with his kids and even hit some balls on the tennis court.
Customer Satisfaction is a pressing need in all businesses, yet the social techniques and execution of client relations are often lacking. In fact, there’s a skill gap, according to the Westchester County Association, which is offering Customer Satisfaction as the next course at the Hudson Valley Workforce Academy.
The Westchester County Association officially welcomed North Shore-LIJ and its President and CEO Michael Dowling to Westchester County at a special reception held last week at the Westchester Country Club and attended by key political leaders and healthcare and business executives. WCA Chairman William Mooney, Jr., praised North Shore-LIJ’s commitment to providing high-quality healthcare to the region, and said the WCA looks forward to collaborating with the organization, which is the largest private employer in New York State, and the 14th largest healthcare system in the nation.