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EXCEPTIONAL
SUPPORT
A hospital the caliber of White Plains Hospital could not thrive without the continued commitment and dedication of its many strong supporters. This outstanding generosity comes in many forms, including volunteering time and expertise, as well as financial support. Our strong community of supporters is a key factor in our success as the leading provider of advanced healthcare in Westchester.
The White Plains Hospital Board of Directors works tirelessly in its efforts to propel the Hospital forward and are the ultimate champions of the mission, vision and values of the organization. One couple who have made a profound impact and embody the foundation of exceptional support for White Plains Hospital are Paul and Harriet Weissman of White Plains. After living in the same house for more than 50 years and raising three children here, they wanted to find a way to support their community. The Weissmans were longtime supporters of White Plains Hospital, but the Hospital became an even greater bene ciary of their generous spirit.
“I believe in giving back to the organi- zations and municipalities that have been good to you,” says Mr. Weissman, who was encouraged in the 1990s by a Hospital Board Member and personal friend, Joe Hofheimer, to join the Board himself. Mr. Weissman served as Board Chair from 2005 through 2010 and now is Co-Chair of the White Plains Hospital Foundation Board. With a lifelong career in investment banking, he also served as Chair of the Finance Committee. An example for others, he contributes to the Hospital annually, has supported campaigns for capital projects, and has included the Hospital in his will. He is now chairing the committee overseeing fundraising to support modernization of the radiation oncology center in the new Center for Cancer Care. “Through giving, I have seen  rsthand what a dif- ference individuals such as myself can make,” he says.
Why White Plains Hospital? “Our organization is very well run and is exceptional at every level—the doctors, nurses, technicians, everyone,” asserts Mr. Weissman, who has received care
at the Hospital. Mrs. Weissman has also been a patient. “The Hospital has been very good to me and my family,” he adds.
He served on the Af liation Committee when the Monte ore partnership was being created—a move that established White Plains Hospital as Monte ore’s tertiary hub in Westchester County and the lower Hudson Valley. “In healthcare today, you can’t stand still,” Mr. Weissman contends. “You need to keep expanding services and elevating quality. The creation of new facilities and expansion of specialties are all very positive steps for White Plains Hospital in this changing healthcare environment.”
Next up on the priority list for the Weissmans is a major renovation of the radiation oncology center, located on the ground level of the Center for Cancer Care. The Weissmans are key funders of the renovation which, when complete, will appropriately be named in their honor, a small gesture of appreciation for an exceptional legacy of caring, gen- erosity, and giving back.
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