White Plains, NY- (May 22, 2014) – Volunteers are crucial members of the White Plains Hospital family, working directly with patients or assisting the professional staff to achieve the Hospital's mission of providing exceptional care, every day. Their gift of time brings nurture and comfort to thousands of patients and their families each year.
On Thursday, May 15, White Plains Hospital thanked its volunteers for their dedication to the Hospital with a cocktail reception at the Woman’s Club of White Plains. Last year nearly 500 volunteers contributed 58,000 hours of service to the Hospital. Several volunteers were recognized for reaching milestones of service at the event.
Special recognitions included:
5,000 Hours of Service Plaque: Yvette Weiss of New Rochelle
30 Years of Service Pin: Hazel Bigelow of West Harrison and Cindy Frenchman of White Plains
25 Years of Service Pin: Jill Haskel of Hartsdale
For information on volunteering at White Plains Hospital, call the Volunteer Services Department at 914-681-1225 or visit our website to download an application.
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 over 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.