White Plains, NY (December 6, 2013) – The Auxiliary of White Plains Hospital held its annual fall fundraiser on Thursday November 21st at Brae Burn Country Club in Purchase, NY. Celebration 2013: Raising the Roof on a New Cancer Center, honored: Drs. Dan Costin, Mark Fialk, Mark Gordon, Herb Gretz, Seth Lerner, Sara Sadan and Randy Stevens and their significant contributions to the legacy of the Hospital’s outstanding Cancer Program. The evening was a celebration of the exciting initiatives on the horizon. Currently, renovations are underway in the White Plains Hospital’s Dickstein Cancer Treatment Center (DCTC) and construction of a new medical office building adjacent to DCTC will begin in 2014. When it is completed in early 2015, the cancer program will have doubled its size, adding space for infusion, physician offices and patient amenities.
The event raised $275,000 to support the expansion and enhancements of the Hospital’s Cancer Program, and had over 500 attendees.
Event co-chairs Cindy Frenchman of White Plains and Nancy Gilbert of Scarsdale couldn’t have been more pleased with the outcome of their planning. “We are honored to have had a hand in planning this event and are thankful for the opportunity to contribute to the continued growth of the amazing Cancer Program at White Plains Hospital," said Nancy Gilbert, event co-chair.
The Auxiliary of White Plains Hospital is made up of over 800 dedicated individuals with a mission to promote and advance the welfare of the institution. Members proudly and passionately serve as advocates for the Hospital, organizing and overseeing several fundraising and outreach events in the community and contributing thousands of volunteer hours every year. Many also serve on the Hospital’s Board of Directors.
White Plains Hospital (WPH) is a 292-bed voluntary, not-for-profit health care organization with the primary mission of offering high quality, acute health care and preventive medical care to all people who live in, work in or visit Westchester County and its surrounding areas. Centers of Excellence include the Dickstein Cancer Treatment Center, The William & Sylvia Silberstein Neonatal & Maternity Center and The Ruth and Jerome A. Siegel Stroke Center. The Hospital has the busiest Emergency Department in Westchester County, seeing nearly 55,000 visits a year. White Plains Hospital is the only community hospital in Westchester County licensed to perform emergency & elective angioplasty. The Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and earned its recognition as a Top Performer for Key Quality Measures® in 2013. The hospital is also an eleven-time winner of the Consumer Choice Award, an honor given to the nation’s top hospitals by the National Research Corporation, and received Magnet® designation in 2012 from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). For additional information, visit http://www.wphospital.org.