WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (January 4, 2017) “On a typical Wednesday night, when my senior friends were curled up watching Netflix…I never expected to find myself wrapping my hands around a human colon in the pathology lab at White Plains Hospital,” says Carly Glickenhaus, a 2016 graduate of Scarsdale High School.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (January 3, 2017)- White Plains Hospital is pleased to welcome a new team of dermatologists to its group of integrated physician practices. Lauren Adams, MD; Athena Kaporis, MD; and Stuart Zweibel, MD, PhD have joined the White Plains Hospital Physician Associates (WPHPA) division of the Hospital. The practice will be known as White Plains Hospital Physician Associates- Westchester Dermatology and Mohs Surgery, with locations in Mount Kisco and Scarsdale.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (December 12, 2016) – A partnership between White Plains Hospital and Cabrini of Westchester was cited as a best practice in transitions of care for pulmonary patients at the recent PointClickCare SUMMIT, a national conference for healthcare professionals in Orlando, Florida.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (November 22, 2016) — White Plains Hospital (WPH) announced today that, it has been re-designated as a Magnet organization by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association. Magnet designation is the highest and most prestigious international distinction a healthcare organization can receive for nursing excellence. WPH is one of only three Magnet hospitals in Westchester and one of 25 Magnet hospitals in New York State. Only about 7 percent of hospitals in the United States are currently Magnet designated.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (November 21 , 2016) — Drs. Caren Greenstein and Randy Stevens, breast cancer specialists at White Plains Hospital, are among a group of 40 healthcare professionals nationwide chosen by the American College of Surgeons’ National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) to survey breast centers across the country to determine eligibility for or continuation of existing NAPBC accreditation. Of more than 1,000 NAPBC-accredited breast centers in the U.S., White Plains Hospital is the only one to have two physician surveyors on staff.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (November 21, 2016)— Researchers at the White Plains Hospital Center for Cancer Care are evaluating patients with lung cancer for participation in nationally recognized clinical trials.
October 31, 2016 (White Plains, NY)- White Plains Hospital is pleased to welcome Rick Weinstein, MD, MBA, Michael Gott, MD and Syed Rahman, MD as they join the exceptional orthopedics team at White Plains Hospital Physician Associates. The practice will be known as White Plains Hospital Physician Associates- Westchester Sport and Spine.
White Plains, N.Y. (October 31, 2016) – White Plains Hospital is pleased to welcome Dov Kolker, MD to its Physician Associates Division. Dr. Kolker is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of foot and ankle disorders and sports injuries. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City and has been the Director of Foot and Ankle Surgery at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Kolker joins the Orthopaedic Specialists group bringing extensive clinical and academic experience.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (October 17, 2016) – Your child is sick, injured, or needs medical attention, fast. It’s not serious enough to merit a trip to the emergency room, but you can’t wait until tomorrow for a doctor’s appointment. You decide to head to a “walk-in” urgent care.
White Plains, NY (September 27, 2016) – Montefiore Health System and White Plains Hospital are teaming up with Bloomingdale’s - White Plains for an evening of breast cancer education, beauty and shopping to raise awareness of the disease. Breast cancer specialists from both hospitals will take part in an interactive panel discussion moderated by Assemblywoman and Scarsdale resident, Amy R. Paulin (D-88).
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (September 14, 2016) – Anyone who has suffered an illness or injury, or has helped a loved through the healing process, knows that successful recovery is a balance between body, mind, and spirit.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (September 6, 2016) – The Friends of White Plains Hospital will hold their annual gala, a Black and White Ball to benefit White Plains Hospital, on Saturday, November 5th at the Brae Burn Country Club in Purchase, NY. The Ball will celebrate the Hospital’s extraordinary physical transformation over the past five years and will recognize all our partners and supporters who helped make the transformation possible. Special recognition will be given to AP Construction, Gilbane Building Company, Perkins Eastman, Posen Architects, and Posen Construction Services.
White Plains, N.Y. (September 1, 2016) – White Plains Hospital is pleased to welcome cardiologist Shalini Bobra, M.D. to its group of integrated physician practices. Dr. Bobra will be seeing patients at White Plains Hospital Medical and Wellness, located at 99 Business Park Drive in Armonk, NY.
White Plains, N.Y. (September 1, 2016) – White Plains Hospital is pleased to welcome internal medicine physician Rachana R. Shukla, M.D. to its group of integrated physician practices. Dr. Shukla will be seeing patients at White Plains Hospital Physician Associates at 1296 North Avenue in New Rochelle, as well as White Plains Hospital Medical and Wellness at 99 Business Park Drive in Armonk, NY.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (August 29, 2016 ) – The American Cancer Society is proud to announce the 25th Annual Diamond Gala, set for Friday, September 16, 2016 at LIFE The Place To Be, 2 Lawrence St, Ardsley, NY. Tickets for the evening of dinner and dancing are available at $300 or two for $550 by contacting Jackie Walsh at email@example.com or call (212) 237-3811.
White Plains, NY (August 2, 2016) – U.S. News & World Report has once again recognized White Plains Hospital as a Best Regional Hospital for 2016/2017. The Hospital was named highest on the list among Westchester hospitals and #15 both in the state and in the metro area, out of a total of nearly 250 hospitals in New York rated by U.S. News & World Report. This is up from their ranking of #16 and #18, respectively in 2015/2016. The Hospital also received high performance rankings in several key clinical areas: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, heart failure, colon cancer surgery, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), orthopedics, neurology and neurosurgery.
White Plains, NY (July 28, 2016) – Recent renovations have quickly become a major enhancement for White Plains Hospital, which was recently named the eighth most beautiful hospital in the United States on Soliant Health’s list of Top 20 Beautiful Hospitals. White Plains Hospital is the only hospital is New York to be named on the list.
July 25, 2016 (White Plains, NY)– White Plains Hospital Clinical Laboratory has been awarded with an accreditation from the College of American Pathologist (CAP), based on the results of a recent on-site inspection.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (July18, 2016) – The thoracic surgery team at White Plains Hospital Physician Associates has added Dr. Sean Kwon to its roster of exceptional physicians and surgeons. Dr. Kwon is a skilled and highly experienced thoracic surgeon with extensive expertise in minimally invasive video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) and robotic thoracic surgery.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (July11, 2016) – White Plains Hospital welcomes plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Robert S. Reiffel, MD to its White Plains Hospital Physician Associates division. Dr. Reiffel has a long and distinguished career with the Hospital where has been an attending physician since 1980.
White Plains, NY (July 6, 2016) – TWhite Plains Hospital has received the CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ accreditation for a second consecutive year. The award recognizes the Hospital’s ongoing effort to reduce cancer risks by cultivating the health and wellness of its employees and their families.
White Plains, N.Y. (July 5, 2016) – White Plains Hospital is pleased to welcome cardiologist Kelly Hanretta, D.O. to its group of integrated physician practices. Dr. Hanretta will be seeing patients at 77 Pondfield Road in Bronxville, NY.
White Plains, N.Y. (June 30, 2016) – White Plains Hospital welcomes Gabriele Bolton, MD and Susan Soeiro, MD to its White Plains Hospital Physician Associates division. Dr. Bolton has been an attending staff physician at White Plains Hospital since 1985 and has practiced internal medicine in the White Plains community for more than 25 years. Dr. Bolton received her medical degree from the University of Munich Medical School in Germany and completed both her internship and residency as well as an endocrinology Fellowship at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC.
White Plains, NY (June 1, 2016) – White Plains Hospital has once again received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award as well as Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll status. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
WHITE PLAINS, NY (May 11, 2016) – White Plains Hospital today recognized Sheran Lyons for 50 years of service to the organization.
White Plains, NY (May 6, 2016) – White Plains Hospital recently performed the first case on one of two new da Vinci Xi Surgical System robots, the latest generation of Intuitive Surgical, Inc.’s da Vinci® Surgical System. The case, a robotic laparoscopic recto sigmoid resection, was performed by colorectal surgeon Kimberly Yee, M.D.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (May 5, 2016) – The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), Aliso Viejo, Calif., recently conferred a silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence once again on the Cardiac Care Unit (CCU) at White Plains Hospital.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (April 25, 2016) – White Plains Hospital is once again a recipient of the Outstanding Patient Experience AwardTM from Healthgrades, a leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (April 13, 2016) – Continuing its ongoing campus-wide transformation, White Plains Hospital this week announced the opening of six new, sleek, state-of-the-art, private Labor and Delivery suites to allow mothers to labor, deliver their babies, and recover in the same room. Housed on the sixth floor of the Hospital’s new patient tower, the spacious rooms combine cutting-edge technology with added comfort and amenities for mothers and their significant others or birthing partners during the process.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (April 5, 2016) – Following the successful inaugural Ex-STEP-tional challenge held in 2015, White Plains Hospital is once again launching the popular, county-wide walking challenge for 2016. The White Plains Hospital Ex-STEP-tional challenge, presented with sponsorship from the Journal News, will be held from May 2 - May 26.
ARMONK, N.Y. (April 5, 2016) – White Plains Hospital welcomes Samantha C. Lowe, MD to its group of integrated physician practices. She will be seeing patients at White Plains Hospital Medical & Wellness, located at 99 Business Park Drive in Armonk. Dr. Lowe is a pediatrician experienced in providing routine and emergency care to infants, children, and adolescents. She provides pediatric general physicals, immunizations, sick visits, and urgent care visits.
White Plains, New York (April 1, 2016) – As Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month comes to a close, White Plains Hospital announced that it has pledged to help increase colorectal cancer screening rates in Westchester County by supporting the 80% by 2018 initiative, led by the American Cancer Society (ACS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (an organization co-founded by ACS and CDC).
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (March 28, 2016) – White Plains Hospital is presenting the second annual “Sorting Through the Headlines: Learning the Facts about Cancer” event on Wednesday, April 13th from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm at the Scarsdale Public Library (54 Olmsted Rd, Scarsdale, NY). The event is free and open to the public.
ARMONK, N.Y. (March 1, 2016) – White Plains Hospital is pleased to welcome Michael Weintraub, MD, FACP, FAAN, FAHA, PC to White Plains Hospital Medical & Wellness, located at 99 Business Park Drive in Armonk on a part time basis. Dr. Weintraub is board certified in neurology and specializes in providing care to patients with a range of neurological conditions, including stroke, brain trauma and cerebral concussions, multiple sclerosis (MS), peripheral neuropathy, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (February 23, 2016) – White Plains Hospital today opened the door to the future of cancer care in Westchester County when it unveiled its new and expanded Center for Cancer Care. The Hospital’s Dickstein Cancer Center, constructed 17 years ago, was the first freestanding cancer center between New York City and New Haven. Since then, the Hospital has continually expanded programs and services in oncology, contributing to a legacy of outstanding cancer care in the community.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (February 12, 2016) – White Plains Hospital and the American Heart Association have partnered to raise awareness for congenital heart defects, the most common type of birth defect in the country, through the “Little Hats, Big Hearts” program. As part of the partnership, every baby born at White Plains Hospital during February (Heart Month) is receiving a little red hat.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (February 11, 2016) – White Plains Hospital has completed construction on 24 new, private patient rooms on floors four and five of the Hospital’s new six-story addition. The new patient rooms have been designed to maximize patient comfort, enhance infection protection and safety, and encourage privacy and rest.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (February 8, 2016) – White Plains Hospital is pleased to welcome Preya Ananthakrishnan, MD, as Director of Breast Surgery at the Hospital’s Cancer Program. Dr. Ananthakrishnan is an experienced, board-certified breast surgeon. She will be seeing patients on the 4th floor of the Physician Office Building in White Plains Hospital’s Center for Cancer Care, located at 2 Longview Avenue in White Plains. She has a special interest in oncoplastic surgery, and sees patients with both benign and malignant breast disease.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (February 2, 2016) – White Plains Hospital welcomes Obstetrician and Gynecologist (OB/GYN) Simi Suri, DO, FACOG to its group of integrated physician practices. Dr. Suri will be seeing patients at Obstetrics & Gynecological Partners, part of White Plains Hospital Physician Associates, located at its new location at 170 Maple Avenue, Suite 400 in White Plains. She will also see patients at White Plains Hospital Medical & Wellness, located at 99 Business Park Drive in Armonk.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (February 1, 2016) – Obstetrics & Gynecological Partners, part of White Plains Hospital Physician Associates, is moving from 15 North Broadway to 170 Maple Avenue, Suite 400 in White Plains.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (January 27, 2016) – While the snow, ice, and freezing temperatures are perfect for ice skating, skiing, sledding, and snowboarding, the season also marks the start of weather-related injuries as people of all ages suffer bone fractures, ligament tears, and sprains due to snowy or icy conditions.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (January 18, 2016) – Patients seeking surgical treatment for severe obesity and its related conditions have a high-quality choice for receiving treatment at White Plains Hospital - now a nationally accredited program that meets the highest standards for patient safety and quality of care.
ARMONK, N.Y. (January 18, 2016) – White Plains Hospital is pleased to welcome Anita Mannancheril, MD to White Plains Hospital Medical & Wellness, located at 99 Business Park Drive in Armonk. Dr. Mannancheril will be providing urgent care services and family medical care to patients at the outpatient facility.
White Plains, NY (January 13, 2016) - On Saturday, January 16th, White Plains Hospital (WPH) will host its tenth annual Nursing College and Career Day. This event will take place in the WPH Centennial Room beginning with registration at 8:30 AM, and will run from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM.
White Plains, NY (January 11, 2016) – Joseph J. Guarracino began his tenure today as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of White Plains Hospital. In his new role, Mr. Guarracino will oversee all financial operations of the 292-bed hospital and its 12 satellite facilities, including two multi-speciality centers in Armonk and New Rochelle.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (January 11, 2016) – Thyroid disease is more common than breast cancer, diabetes, or heart disease, affecting 30 million Americans each year. In fact, according to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, more Americans suffer from thyroid disease than all types of cancers combined and left untreated, thyroid disease may lead to elevated cholesterol levels and subsequent heart disease, as well as infertility and osteoporosis.
ARMONK, N.Y. (January 11, 2016) – A typical MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan can reach sound levels over 100 decibels – the equivalent of a jackhammer, freight train, or loud rock concert, which can increase to an increase stress levels in patients. Now White Plains Hospital Imaging Center in Armonk offers “Silent Scan” technology by GE Healthcare. The revolutionary technique produces sound closer to the level of ambient noise in a quiet room, while still providing excellent image quality. Patients can expect a quieter, more pleasant experience compared to traditional MRIs. A relaxed environment during a scan can lead to faster scanning and fewer rescans.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (January 8, 2016) – Neurosurgeon Dr. Robert Goodman and the White Plains Hospital epilepsy team recently implanted the first NeuroPace-RNS® (responsive neurostimulator) system at White Plains Hospital in a patient with epilepsy. White Plains Hospital is currently the only healthcare provider in Westchester approved for performing this innovative procedure, which was FDA-approved in 2013 to treat adults with partial onset seizures that are not controlled by medications.
White Plains, NY (January 6, 2016) – White Plains Hospital was one of the first hospitals in Westchester to perform robotic surgery. Now celebrating its tenth year of using the technology, the Hospital has a remarkable group of robotic surgeons with extensive experience and skill, and a wide range of specialties.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (December 28, 2015) – White Plains Hospital has long been a regional leader in the field of surgery, and was one of the first hospitals in Westchester to offer robotic surgery. As of January 1, 2016, White Plains Hospital will have five new brand-new, state-of-the-art operating rooms open and ready for patients.
White Plains, NY (December 16, 2015) – White Plains Hospital has opened an additional cardiac catheterization laboratory to perform interventional and emergency angioplasty, device implants and other procedures.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (December 8, 2015) – White Plains Hospital is pleased to welcome neurosurgeon Adesh Tandon, MD. Dr. Tandon will be seeing patients at the Hospital’s Surgical Oncology practice, located at 33 Davis Avenue in White Plains, and as part of the Hospital’s cancer program, located at 2-4 Longview Avenue in White Plains. Dr. Tandon performs brain and spinal surgeries for patients with both oncologic and non-oncologic disease.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Nov. 30, 2015) – White Plains Hospital has been recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.
Armonk, NY (November 17, 2015) – White Plains Hospital expanded its reach with the opening today of an urgent care center, comprehensive imaging center, and medical offices at White Plains Hospital Medical and Wellness in Armonk. This marks the first time a hospital has opened an urgent care center in Westchester. The 24,000-square-foot facility, located at 99 Business Park Drive, is easily accessible from routes 684 and 22 to residents of communities from Pleasantville to Bedford to Rye Brook and Greenwich, Connecticut. The Hospital marked the occasion with an open house for the community and ribbon cutting ceremony attended by regional business leaders and elected officials.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Nov. 9, 2015) – White Plains Hospital wrapped up its first Ex-STEP-tional challenge, a 4-week long community-wide competition for the greatest number of steps that challenged area employees to be more physically active, with an awards ceremony and luncheon held at the Hospital on Thursday, November 5 th.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (November 3, 2015) – White Plains Hospital is inviting residents to take a tour of the Hospital to learn about its variety of services and programs. Tours will be offered on Wednesday, November 11th at 9:30 AM and 6:30 PM and will be given by members of the Friends of White Plains Hospital. The Friends of White Plains Hospital is a group of dedicated volunteers who help promote and advance the welfare of the Hospital.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (October 20, 2015) – White Plains Hospital welcomes Obstetrician/Gynecologist and Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist Chad Klauser, MD. Dr. Klauser joins the Maternal Fetal Medicine group at White Plains Hospital. He specializes in complex obstetrics and prenatal diagnostic ultrasound.
White Plains Hospital has been named among the region’s best in hip replacement according to U.S. News & World Report. This recognition comes as part of the new 2015 Best Hospitals for Common Care ratings which evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide on common inpatient procedures and conditions.
White Plains Hospital welcomes Radiation Oncologist Jeffrey Vainshtein, MD to the Hospital. He is the newest member of the White Plains Hospital Cancer Program and is located at the Dickstein Cancer Center, located at 2-4 Longview Avenue in White Plains.
White Plains Hospital welcomes Obstetrician and Gynecologist (OB/GYN) Melissa Dworkin, MD to its group of integrated physician practices. Dr. Dworkin will be seeing patients at White Plains Hospital’s Obstetrics & Gynecological Partners practice, with offices located at 15 North Broadway in White Plains and 1296 North Avenue in New Rochelle, NY.
In honor of breast cancer awareness month, White Plains Hospital is sponsoring and participating in numerous events throughout the month of October. Below is a roundup of events:
White Plains Hospital and the League of Women Voters of White Plains will be presenting “Exceptional Changes Underway at White Plains Hospital: Building the Hospital for the Future Inside and Out” on Monday, October 19th from 7 PM – 9 PM at the White Plains Library
White Plains Hospital will be presenting "Journey of a Lifetime: Staying Positive Through Cancer" on Tuesday, October 13th at 7:30 PM at the JCC (Jewish Community Center) of Mid-Westchester, located at 999 Wilmot Road in Scarsdale. The event is also co-sponsored by the Jewish Book Council and Cancer Support Team
White Plains Hospital is pleased to welcome Hematologist/Oncologist Neil Cohen, MD. Dr. Cohen joins White Plains Hospital Physician Associates’ Cancer and Blood Specialists of NY practice at 170 Maple Avenue in White Plains.
Designed as an Elegant Space, the Lobby Is Gateway to an Expanded and Modernized Campus
Interior Design by Perkins Eastman Takes Cues from the Hospitality Industry with 25-Foot Glass Walls, a Floating Staircase, and a Café Run by New York Hospitality Group and Peter Herrero
White Plains Hospital has been presented with the Outstanding Achievement Award by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). White Plains Hospital is one of a select group of only 23 U.S. healthcare facilities with accredited cancer programs to receive this national honor. The award acknowledges cancer programs that achieve excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients.
White Plains Hospital, recognizing its role in helping the community to embrace a healthy lifestyle, has launched a new initiative to engage area workplaces in helping employees to be more physically active.
White Plains Hospital has received CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ accreditation, recognizing the Hospital’s extraordinary commitment to the health of its employees and their families through the provision of ample opportunities to reduce cancer risk as well as extensive support during and after a cancer diagnosis.
White Plains Hospital today recognized 22 students who completed an intensive, seven-week apprenticeship program during the summer months. A graduation ceremony was held in the hospital’s auditorium, attended by Hospital leaders, staff members, the graduates and their families. Representatives from the offices of Congresswoman Nita Lowey, who is a longtime supporter of the program; New York State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins; and Westchester Country Executive Rob Astorino were also in attendance.
White Plains Hospital has welcomed colorectal surgeon Marc Casasanta, MD to its group of integrated physician practices as of August 3rd. Dr. Casasanta has joined White Plains Hospital’s Surgical Specialists practice, located at 170 Maple Avenue in White Plains.
Independence Day provides a great opportunity to relax, and you may find yourself at a barbeque with some friends. These get-togethers often involve fireworks as well as alcohol and other potential dangers, so it’s important to stay safe. With one of the busiest emergency rooms in the region, each year White Plains Hospital sees patients who land in the ER due to mishaps on the Fourth of July.
White Plains Hospital will celebrate the journey of more than 150 cancer survivors treated recently in the Hospital’s Cancer Program at their annual Cancer Survivors Day brunch on Sunday June 7th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in White Plains.
On June 28th and 29th, Emmy Award winning sportscaster and NFL legend, Ahmad Rashad will host the 6th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic benefiting White Plains Hospital. The Golf tournament is sold out; however a number of tickets are still available for the Sunday evening cocktail party. Expected celebrities at both events will include Marcus Allen, NFL Hall of Fame; Tony Dovolani from “Dancing with the Stars”; Jay Harris, ESPN Sportscaster; David Justice, former outfielder for the NY Yankees; Jason Kidd, former point guard with the NJ Nets and currently the head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks; George Lopez, comedian, actor and talk show host; Darryl Strawberry. former right fielder with the NY Mets and NY Yankees; Alan Thicke, actor, most notably starring in the TV Show “Growing Pains”, and others.
Mary Franco, of New Canaan, CT, has joined White Plains Hospital in a newly created position as Executive Director of the Foundation. In this role, Ms. Franco will oversee fundraising and donor cultivation for the organization, building on existing and new relationships between the Hospital and the community.
Surgeon Rafik El Sabrout, MD, PhD, FACS, FRCS(G), successfully performed a laparoscopic removal of a liver tumor at White Plains Hospital on April 16th as part of a multi-disciplinary team. This marks the first time a surgeon has removed this type of tumor using a fully laparoscopic procedure at White Plains Hospital. Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a thin tube to make small, precise incisions.
White Plains Hospital has once again received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital‘s success ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. 2015 marks the ninth consecutive year that White Plains Hospital has been recognized with this quality achievement award.
White Plains Hospital is pleased to announce the appointment of Laurence R. Smith as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Smith was approved as the Board Chair at the White Plains Hospital’s Annual Board Meeting on April 27, 2015. He succeeds J. Michael Divney, who served as Board Chair since 2010.
White Plains Hospital President Susan Fox is now both the Hospital’s President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective today, announced Laurence Smith, Chairman of the Hospital’s Board of Directors. Fox succeeds Jon B. Schandler, who retired as CEO on April 30, after 38 years of service to the institution.
The Seizure Diagnostic Center at White Plains Hospital has once again been recognized as a Level 4 Epilepsy Center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC). Level 4 epilepsy centers have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest-level medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.
White Plains Hospital has been designated a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
The ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center designation recognizes facilities that have committed to practice safe, effective diagnostic care for individuals at the greatest risk for lung cancer.
White Plains Hospital has been recognized once again for its commitment to the quality care of older adults by the NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) program. NICHE is the premier designation indicating a hospital’s commitment to excellence in the care of patients 65 years and older. White Plains Hospital originally received the designation in 2012, and is one of only two hospitals in Westchester to receive NICHE Exemplar status. Exemplar status recognizes White Plains Hospital’s ongoing, high-level dedication to geriatric care.
White Plains Hospital is presenting a new series of community education events entitled “Take Charge of Your Health.” Two events are planned for April 2015 in Scarsdale and Pelham, with additional topics and locations to be announced in the near future. “Sorting Through the Headlines: Learning the Facts about Cancer” takes place on April 22nd at the Scarsdale Public Library and “Breast Cancer Risk Reduction and Updated Approach for Breast Cancer Screening” will take place on April 23rd at Pelham Public Library.
White Plains Radiology Associates, PC has signed an agreement to be in full and exclusive alignment with White Plains Hospital as of April 1st. Approximately 60 board-certified radiologists, technicians and other staff are part of the group, which offers advanced imaging services to Westchester County residents under the direction of Drs. Paul Khoury and Andre Khoury. The group, in operation since the mid 1980’s, will now be known as White Plains Hospital Radiology and will continue to provide a wide range of imaging services, including CT scans, PET scans, ultrasounds, x-rays, mammograms and MRIs.
White Plains Hospital will hold its 38th annual Neighborhood Health Fair on Saturday, April 25th, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Thomas H. Slater Center, located at Fisher Court, near Quarropas Street and the courthouse.
White Plains Hospital has been recognized as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association for helping employees eat healthier and move more. Platinum is the highest level of fit-friendly recognition from the American Heart Association.
White Plains Hospital has been part of the Safe Motherhood Initiative (SMI) since its inception last spring. The SMI is a state-wide effort of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) District II in New York State. The SMI’s goal is to decrease morbidity and mortality during pregnancy and childbirth.
White Plains Hospital has announced that it will open a multispecialty outpatient medical facility in Armonk, New York later this year.
Jeffrey A. Tiesi, F.A.C.H.E., has been named Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (C.O.O.) of White Plains Hospital. Mr. Tiesi has a long and successful track record in the management of healthcare institutions. He comes to White Plains Hospital from the Geisinger Health System in Danville, PA, where he has served as System Vice President and was responsible for the Geisinger Heart and Vascular Institute (GH&VI). Geisinger Health System is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for innovative delivery of healthcare, serving more than 2.6 million residents in central and northeast Pennsylvania. Before joining Geisinger in 2002, Mr. Tiesi was Vice President at the Guthrie Clinic in Sayre, PA, and also previously held multiple administrative positions at Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola, NY.
Montefiore Health System and White Plains Hospital have announced that their partnership agreement has been approved by the New York State Health Commissioner. White Plains Hospital is now a member of Montefiore Health System, serving as the tertiary hub of Montefiore’s growing Westchester network. The alliance will result in more advanced, coordinated care in the region.
The Greenburgh Hebrew Center (GHC) of Dobbs Ferry is hosting its annual community Blood Drive on Sunday, February 1, 2015 from 9 am – 1 pm. GHC proudly continues its partnership with White Plains Hospital, a leader in exceptional medical care.
White Plains Hospital topped off the final piece of steel yesterday on a modern new cancer care building at the corner of Longview Avenue and East Post Road. With construction and iron workers from A.P. Construction and Local 40 Ironworks looking on, the steel beam, which was signed by hundreds of hospital staff members, patients and community leaders on December 17th, was hoisted six stories into the air and placed atop the new structure.
On Saturday, January 17th, White Plains Hospital (WPH) will host its ninth annual Nursing College and Career Day. This event will take place in the WPH Centennial Room beginning with registration at 8:30 AM, and will run from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM.
White Plains Hospital President Susan Fox and Board Chairman J. Michael Divney were joined today by White Plains Mayor Thomas Roach as well as Cancer Center physicians, nurses, and patients to sign the final beam for a modern new cancer care facility rising next to the existing Dickstein Cancer Center. When construction is finished in fall 2015, the 40,000-square-foot, 6-story building will nearly double the size of the Hospital’s cancer program to 70,000 square feet, and will provide space for the Hospital’s growing number of cancer experts, researchers, and patients. The construction is part of the Hospital’s campus-wide enhancements, which include a new 6-story patient tower with new operating suites, private patient rooms, lobby and entranceway on Davis Avenue, as well as the addition and expansion of the building for cancer services on the corner of E. Post Road and Longview Avenue.
White Plains Hospital was pleased this week to recognize 13 extraordinary physicians and surgeons for excellence in patient satisfaction: surgeons Dr. Paul Fragner, Dr. Mark Gordon, Dr. Seth Neubardt, Dr. Robert Reiffel, Dr. Jack Stern, Dr. Carl Weber, Dr. Kaare Weber, Dr. Philip Weber, and Dr. Mia Wright as well as gastroenterologists Dr. Robert Fath, Dr. Steven Fink, Dr. Seth Gendler, and Dr. Bryan Green.
White Plains Hospital is prepared to identify and isolate any suspected Ebola patient. A leadership team at the Hospital is closely monitoring the ongoing guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the county and state Health Departments for Ebola – just as we do for any disease. The Hospital is following the evidence-based protocols recommended by the CDC to deal with many infectious diseases and view precaution and preparedness as a priority for the safety of our patients, staff and community
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (March 31, 2016) – White Plains Hospital is the first hospital in the greater New York City metropolitan area to use the innovative BIOVIGIL hand hygiene system to help prevent Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) by ensuring all employees who come into contact with patients have the cleanest hands possible. Now in use throughout the Hospital, the system both monitors hand cleanliness in real time and can track hand hygiene compliance with 99.9% accuracy on a hospital-wide basis – including the Hospital’s Emergency Department, which sees nearly 57,000 visits a year.