WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (May 8, 2015) – 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.
Mr. Smith has been a member of the White Plains Hospital Board since 2004 and has held the position of Vice Chair of the Board and Chair of the Finance Committee from 2012 to 2015. He has also served on various Board committees, including the Executive, Management Compensation, Audit, Legal and Nominating Committees.
Smith added that Schandler has left an impressive and lasting legacy at the Hospital. “Under Jon’s leadership, a wonderful community hospital has evolved into an exceptional health care institution capable of meeting the community’s needs for complex care, close to home,” Smith said.
Mr. Smith is Chairman, Chief Investment Officer, and Founding Partner of Third Wave Global Investors. He holds an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, and an undergraduate degree in business from the University of Florida.
“It is truly an honor to be able to carry the torch forward for White Plains Hospital. The Hospital has always been known for providing exceptional health care as a community hospital, but as impressive has been its ability to remain on the cutting edge of advanced clinical care during these times of rapid change, which have been most acute over the past five years. I look forward to helping the Hospital achieve its objectives going forward,” says Mr. Smith.
“I am pleased to welcome Larry Smith as White Plains Hospital’s newest Board Chair,” says Susan Fox, President and CEO of White Plains Hospital. “Larry has invaluable experience in finance and business, and has already contributed so much of his time and knowledge to White Plains Hospital. We are very fortunate to have him as our Board Chair during a time of great change in the healthcare industry and growth for our Hospital.”
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 is the only community hospital in Westchester County to perform lifesaving emergency & elective angioplasty in its Joan and Alan Herfort, M.D. Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. The Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and earned its recognition as a Top Performer for Key Quality Measures® in 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 member of the Montefiore Health System. For additional information, visit http://www.wphospital.org.