Page 10 - White Plains Hospital Annual Report 2019-2020
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THE HEART OF
OUR HOSPITAL
  At White Plains Hospital, “the patient comes first” is more than a familiar adage. It is a way of life for our nursing staff. This has never been more true or poignant than in the year 2020, when our nurses faced the biggest healthcare challenge in recent history.
Our nurses rose to this challenge and then some, proving why we are a Magnet-designated organization. This prestigious international distinction, the highest honor a healthcare organization can receive for nursing excellence, is a direct reflection of the high caliber of our nursing professionals. I could not be more proud of the talent, leadership, teamwork, support, and unstoppable work ethic that our nursing staff has demonstrated for their patients and each other.
The World Health Organization designated 2020 as “The Year of the Nurse” to honor their vital
contributions to healthcare throughout the world and commemorate the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. A “healthcare hero” of her own time, she has become symbolic of the courage and compassion it takes to make a difference in the lives of her patients and in healthcare at large. Fast-forward two centuries and the Year of the Nurse has taken on new meaning. Who could have predicted the challenge nurses would face with the COVID-19 pandemic.
White Plains Hospital has its own long and storied history of nursing. The Hospital first opened a Training School for Nurses in 1901 with six students in the first graduating class. The School of Nursing operated as a highly regarded clinical institution until 1967, when students were assimilated into the School of Nursing at Pace University.
 I COULD NOT BE MORE PROUD OF THE TALENT, LEADERSHIP, TEAMWORK, SUPPORT, AND UNSTOPPABLE WORK ETHIC THAT OUR NURSING STAFF HAS DEMONSTRATED FOR THEIR PATIENTS AND EACH OTHER.
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