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White Plains Hospital to Host 10th Annual Nursing College and Career Day

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.

This free event is designed to provide direction to those interested in pursuing a career in Nursing, particularly high school and college-aged students. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet admissions counselors from various local nursing schools, learn about financial aid and scholarship opportunities and hear first-hand from nursing students and nurses who are passionate about what they do.

Nursing College and Career Day is coordinated through the Richard P. Biondi Nurse Apprentice Program at WPH, which works on the local level to address the nationwide nursing shortage. The program includes apprenticeships, scholarships, and career exploration programs.

To attend WPH’s Nursing College and Career Day, please call or e-mail Program Coordinators Annie Norris, MS or Monica Purdy, RN, BSN, MA at to reserve your spot.  Ms. Norris can be reached at anorris@wphospital.org, and Ms. Purdy can be reached at mpurdy@wphospital.org or by calling 914-681-2378.

About White Plains Hospital
White Plains Hospital (WPH) is a 292-bed not-for-profit health care organization with the primary mission of providing exceptional acute 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 and The Ruth and Jerome A. Siegel Stroke Center. The Hospital’s Flanzer Emergency Department is the busiest in Westchester County, seeing over 55,000 visits a year. White Plains Hospital performs lifesaving emergency and elective angioplasty in its Joan and Alan Herfort, M.D. Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Marie Promuto Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. White Plains Hospital also has outpatient medical facilities in Armonk and New Rochelle. The Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and earned its recognition as a Top Performer for Key Quality Measures® in 2015 and 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). In 2014 White Plains Hospital received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades®, given to only 5% of hospitals nationwide. White Plains Hospital is a proud member of the Montefiore Health System. For additional information, visit http://www.wphospital.org.

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