Page 36 - White Plains Hospital Annual Report 2019-2020
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REWARDING
AMBITION
 MARGE FEDER CARRIES ON HER HUSBAND’S LEGACY
  When she was working as an EMT, Alannah Smith transported many people in critical condition to and from White Plains Hospital and always heard the same refrain from patients: “The nurses there are like angels in blue.” The sentiment stuck with Smith, who was a recent college graduate and an aspiring healthcare professional at the time, and she eventually decided she wanted to join the ranks of these devoted nurses in their blue uniforms. Smith began working as a nurse technician at White Plains Hospital in 2017, while she attended nursing school at the College of New Rochelle.
“I had all these great conversations with nurses, and the patients had such strong connections with them. It confirmed my idea that nurses were great people. The patients always seemed very happy with their care and I knew I wanted to be a part of that,” Smith says.
Today, Smith dons the “angel’s” blue scrubs daily as a stepdown nurse on the ICU at the Hospital, where she began working in August 2019. She’s grateful for
landing her dream job — and for a nursing scholarship that helped play a role in allowing Smith to bring her career goals to fruition.
As one of the winners of the 2019 Robert Feder Nurse Technician Award, Smith received a $2,500 prize during Nurses Week celebrations at the Hospital in May 2019. The award was created to support nursing techs who have demonstrated their commitment to the Hospital as they continue their studies and bears the familiar Feder name, beloved to many in the White Plains Hospital community. The founding partner of highly regarded White Plains law firm Cuddy & Feder, Robert Feder was a steadfast supporter of White Plains Hospital, serving as a two-time Chairman of the Board, and an active philanthropist for the Hospital for nearly five decades until his death in January 2017.
The nursing scholarship was set up in Feder’s honor when he retired, and since his passing, his wife, Marge, has continued to fund the award,
 “THIS IS DEFINITELY A PLACE WHERE I’D LIKE TO STAY AND BUILD MY CAREER.”
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