WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (December 30, 2014)— White Plains Hospital topped off the final piece of steel yesterday on a modern new cancer care building at the corner of Longview Avenue and East Post Road. With construction and iron workers from A.P. Construction and Local 40 Ironworks looking on, the steel beam, which was signed by hundreds of hospital staff members, patients and community leaders on December 17th, was hoisted six stories into the air and placed atop the new structure.
When construction is finished in fall 2015, the 40,000-square-foot, 6-story building will more than double the size of the Hospital’s cancer program to 70,000 square feet, and will provide space for the Hospital’s growing number of cancer experts, researchers, and patients. Amenities include a welcoming reception area, space for a café, gift shop, complementary therapies, and a patient medical library, as well as office space for the program’s rapidly expanding staff of cancer clinical specialists. Patient volume increased 15% in the Hospital’s Cancer Program in 2013.
The construction is part of the Hospital’s most significant capital transformation project in its 121-year history, which includes another new 6-story patient tower at the other end of the campus on Davis Avenue. That structure will include five new operating suites specially designed for minimally invasive surgery, three stories of private patient rooms, a new lobby and entranceway, and is also expected to be unveiled in the fall of 2015.
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 currently performing 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. For additional information, visit http://www.wphospital.org/.