White Plains, NY (December 2011)- White Plains Hospital received a $10,000 gift from the Metropolis Country Club last week for the Hospital’s newly introduced Patient Navigator program. The country club, which has given similar annual gifts to the Hospital since 1973, has a long history of charitable giving in the White Plains community. In 2010, Metropolis donated their gift to the Hospital’s Neonatal Division and in 2009 to their Caregivers’ Support Program. Alan Waxenberg, a longtime Hospital supporter and volunteer as well as co-chair of the Metropolis Charitable Giving Committee along with Natalie Robinson, facilitated the donation to the Hospital.
The Clinical Patient Navigator program is a new service that aligns patients at White Plains Hospital with a professional navigator who guides them and their families through the entire process from a cancer diagnosis through complex treatment decisions and optimally, recovery. Una Hopkins, RN, FNP-BC, is Administrative Director of the Hospital’s Dickstein Cancer Treatment Center and said, “We are delighted to receive this very meaningful donation from the Metropolis Country Club, and salute them for their thoughtfulness and generosity. The clinical patient navigator program has been remarkably well received in the community since we started it in July, and this gift will help us expand it significantly so that even more patients will be able to benefit from having a knowledgeable and compassionate guide throughout their cancer treatment.”