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Date Published: Thursday, February 10, 2022
Date Updated: Monday, July 18, 2022

Westchester Medical Center Health Network Elevates Role of Phyllis Yezzo, DNP, RN, CPHQ to Senior Vice President & Chief Nurse Executive

Phyllis Yezzo, DNP, RN, CPHQ will oversee nursing operations at all WMCHealth hospitals, nursing facilities and provider practices

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VALHALLA, N.Y. (February 11, 2022) Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) named Phyllis M. Yezzo, DNP, RN, CPHQ, to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive, which is an expansion of her responsibilities from a regional to Network role.  In her new position, Dr. Yezzo oversees nursing operations at all WMCHealth hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and provider practices.

Most recently, she served for seven years as Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Bon Secours Charity Health System, a member of WMCHealth. 

Newly appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive Phyllis M. Yezzo, DNP, RN, CPHQ
Phyllis Yezzo, DNP, RN, CPHQ

Dr. Yezzo has more than 40 years of experience in nursing administration, quality management and clinical transformation. Her background also includes clinical and administrative positions at Northwell Health's Lenox Hill Hospital and its Center for Learning and Innovation.

A certified professional in healthcare quality as well as an Institute for Healthcare Improvement Advisor, Dr. Yezzo holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey; a Master of Science degree in Healthcare Administration from Iona College; and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Long Island University.  She is also a Graduate Fellow from the Wharton School of Management for Nurse Executives. 

Dr. Yezzo is the current Treasurer of the American Nurses Association – New York (ANA – NY), and a member of the American Organization for Nursing Leadership, the National Association for Healthcare Quality and the American College of Healthcare Executives.  She also serves as an active member of the Hospital Advisory Committee of The Joint Commission for Hospital Accreditation Programs.  Dr. Yezzo was an adjunct professor for quality management at Iona College and is currently an adjunct professor of nursing leadership and nursing research at Touro College.

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 10 hospitals on eight 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 1, Level 2, and Pediatric 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 or follow WMCHealth on or


Dr. Yezzo and her nursing colleagues are experts in their fields. Press members interested in scheduling an interview with Dr. Yezzo or another WMCHealth expert can contact us at any time.