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Date Published: Wednesday, April 3, 2024
Date Updated: Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Westchester Medical Center Health Network Appoints Alfred P. Vigorito, Esq., as Chief Risk Officer

Vigorito will focus on professional and general negligence matters.

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VALHALLA, N.Y. (April 3, 2024) – The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is pleased to announce the appointment of Alfred P. Vigorito, Esq., as its new Chief Risk Officer.

In this pivotal role, Vigorito will lead WMCHealth’s Risk Management Department, focusing on professional and general negligence matters. His strategic approach aims to enhance risk mitigation and facilitate efficient resolution of ongoing and future litigation.

A native New Yorker, Vigorito brings with him to WMCHealth a wealth of experience from his 44-year legal career, during which he successfully defended over 130 trials. He was a founding member and owner of the firm Vigorito, Barker, Patterson, Nichols, and Porter LLP, from which he recently transitioned to Partner Emeritus.

Vigorito began his professional career as an Assistant District Attorney in the Bronx, where he tried over 60 felony cases to verdict. He later became a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and then joined Bower & Gardner, the largest medical negligence defense law firm in the country.

Vigorito attended St. John’s University, graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, and earned his Juris Doctor degree from Pace University School of Law.

A resident of Stamford, Connecticut, Vigorito is a member of the Board of Directors for Westchester Medical Center Foundation and will continue serving in this role.

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.