White Plains, NY (February 1, 2013) – Leigh Anne McMahon, R.N. of Somers, a seasoned hospital executive with nearly 30 years of experience in nursing, has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services at White Plains Hospital. McMahon began her nursing career in 1984 as a graduate nurse in the hospital’s telemetry unit and advanced her career to assume several administrative positions, most recently as Vice President of Nursing and Chief Nursing Officer. She will retain her Chief Nursing Officer title and expand her responsibilities in her new position to oversee all aspects of patient care services. Over the years, McMahon has led the hospital in securing enhanced measures around patient safety and quality, and was a guiding force in the hospital’s achievement in attaining Magnet® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in April, 2012.
“Leigh Anne is recognized across the organization as an innovative leader, always raising the bar and inspiring others to strive for excellence,” said Susan Fox, President of White Plains Hospital. “Her expertise and commitment to making sure our patients receive exceptional care is evident every day.”
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 Center, The William & Sylvia Silberstein Neonatal & Maternity Center, The Ruth and Jerome A. Siegel Stroke Center and The Westchester Orthopedic Institute. 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 a nine-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. WPH is a member of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System and the Stellaris Health Network, Inc. For additional information, visit http://www.wphospital.org.