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Date Published: Monday, January 29, 2024
Date Updated: Monday, January 29, 2024

Westchester Medical Center Health Network Appoints William B. Pryor as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Pryor’s priorities include recruitment and retention as well as new strategies for workforce communication and employee engagement.

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VALHALLA, N.Y. (January 29, 2024) – The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) has named William B. Pryor to the position of Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer. In his position, Pryor will oversee WMCHealth’s workforce recruitment, labor relations and workforce policies.

As the Chief Human Resources Officer for WMCHealth and its 13,000 workforce members, Pryor’s priorities include recruitment and retention as well as new strategies for workforce communication and employee engagement.
William B. Pryor
William B. Pryor

Most recently, Pryor served as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for Catholic Health in Buffalo, a $1.2 billion health care system consisting of four hospitals, five campuses, four long-term care facilities, three home care agencies, 8,172 associates and 1,174 licensed beds. Earlier in Pryor’s career, he served as Chief Human Resource Officer for North Carolina’s Cape Fear Valley Health System’s $1.4 billion network of eight hospitals and 8,000 employees.

Pryor has more than 30 years of experience in the human resources field. He is a member of the Business Labor Task Force and the Racial Equity Committee of Buffalo, N.Y. Pryor is also a former lecturer for the School of Business at the University of North Carolina and was named to Buffalo Business First’s Power 250 List in 2021 and 2022.

Pryor graduated from Dartmouth College and earned an ED.M in Administration, Institutional Policy Studies from the University of Chicago.

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, assisted living facilities, 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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