LYNN SIGETI BEGINS JULY 1 AS WNYHA REGIONAL HOSPITAL E-PREP COORDINATOR 

Lynn Sigeti, former Director of Associate Safety and Health at Catholic Health System, begins working July 1 as a contractor for WNYHA as Regional Coordinator of Hospital Emergency Preparedness. Lynn has extensive experience with the federal grant-funded hospital emergency preparedness program in her former position and is recognized among colleagues at the state Health Department and in the Buffalo-Niagara region for her work in hospital emergency preparedness for CHS.

Ms. Sigeti replaces Dawn Rougeux, who returned to WNYHA from retirement in late 2018. Ms. Rougeux had been the emergency preparedness coordinator for WNYHA from 2009-2012, and previously held a similar position with the Northern Metropolitan Hospital Council in the Hudson Valley region. While at WNYHA, Ms. Rougeux spearheaded development of the Mutual Aid Agreement and operationalized the Mutual Aid Coordinating Group and emergency notification system among Western New York hospitals.  In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dawn instituted and led weekly update calls with our region’s hospital emergency preparedness managers, among other efforts. Dawn looks forward to retirement and spending more time with her grandchildren in the coming years

– MANY THANKS to Dawn for her leadership, particularly her work to help lead Western New York through the COVID-19 pandemic.