Paula A. Fessler RN, BSN, MSN, MS, FNP-B-C

Chief Nurse Executive

Senior Vice President

Patient Care Services

Westchester Medical Center



Paula Fessler is the Chief Nurse Executive for Westchester Medical Center and MidHudson Regional Hospital.  The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is a 1,700-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, New York and located at the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in NY state.  She also is a board member and the Secretary/Treasurer for the American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners. Paula brings more than 25 years of clinical practice as a nurse and family nurse practitioner having worked in the Pediatric ICU, the Emergency Department and in administration at such world-renowned institutions as Duke University Medical Center, St. Louis Children’s Hospital and the Mayo Clinic.