Catherine W. Frierson Named Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Western Connecticut Health Network

Danbury Hospital
Cathy Frierson
DANBURY, Connecticut – March 31, 2016 – Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) has named Catherine W. Frierson as Senior Vice President of Human Resources. Ms. Frierson will be responsible for the overall development, design and administration of the Network’s leading-edge human resource programming in support of the organizational goals and strategic initiatives. Her work will ensure the availability of a highly skilled, highly effective workforce which provides unparalleled patient care and service in an environment where we know you well.

“Cathy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Western Connecticut Health Network,” said John M. Murphy, MD, President and CEO of WCHN. “I am very confident entrusting the recruitment of top-notch talent and development of our valuable employees under her leadership. I know she will take our WCHN family of exceptional caregivers to even greater heights.”

Ms. Frierson joins Western Connecticut Health Network from GE, where she was a Senior Human Resources Manager for GE Capital Americas. At GE, she worked across multiple industries, successfully executing large scale business transformations and process improvements, delivering improved employee engagement and talent retention. Ms. Frierson began her career at GE in the Human Resources Leadership program in 1984 followed by a series of HR management positions of increased scope and responsibility, including roles at GE’s prestigious Management Development Institute.

Frierson received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master of Social Work degree from Boston College and a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia University in New York.

“This is an exciting time to be joining WCHN and I feel very fortunate to have been given this opportunity.  As a long-term resident of Ridgefield and Redding, I have great admiration for the work of WCHN and the team of talented employees that serve this community,” Frierson said. “I look forward to making significant contributions to the continued growth and success of WCHN."