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Arriving at White Plains Hospital for her first day of work as a nurse in 1984, Leigh Anne McMahon felt a strong pull from the very first instant: “This is exactly where I want to be,” she recalls thinking to herself as she took in her new and exciting surroundings. “I felt very connected to the Hospital, and I just knew it was the right place for me.”
Fast-forward 36 years, and McMahon is now Chief Nursing Officer, having risen through the ranks from staff nurse to the most elevated nursing position in the organization. Along the way, she’s occupied leadership roles including Nurse Manager of the PACU and Ambulatory Surgery departments, Director of Critical Care, and Vice President/Chief
Nursing Officer as well as Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services. Under McMahon’s leadership, the Hospital earned its initial status as a Magnet-designated organization in 2012, and was redesignated with this prestigious honor in 2016.
McMahon chose to build her career at White Plains Hospital, as so many nurses do, because, essentially, it was easy to do so. “Part of who I am is always looking for that next growth opportunity,” she says. “I learned early on I could do that here. Opportunities kept coming and kept me invigorated.”
McMahon’s rise is remarkable, but she’s far from alone at White Plains Hospital, where career-

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