Crusade for Total Well-Being
White Plains Hospital Center is dedicated to providing
state-of-the-art care in an ever-expanding community.
WPHC president and CEO Jon B. Schandler.
Plains Hospital Center (WPHC) has always been one of the
busiest medical centers in Westchester County. When two
nearby hospitals closed their doors in 2004, it only got
But hospital leaders have risen to the
challenge, launching one of WPHC's most ambitious
capital campaigns to expand and renovate services from the
bustling emergency room to the maternity unit and fund crucial
research and scholarship initiatives. The Health Care for
Life Campaign, which has already raised more than 80 percent
of its $35-million goal, will ensure WPHC remains a medical
anchor for the residents of this rapidly growing city and
“The emergency department, already
the county's busiest, is one of nine key areas we
are focusing on to assure we can maintain our standards
of excellence,” said WPHC president and CEO Jon B.
Schandler. “The campaign reflects our determination
to meet every challenge ahead and continue to serve the
community with the highest standards.”
In fact, the hospital is more than doubling
the size of its emergency department, adding special areas
for chest pain, pediatrics and stroke evaluation. WPHC will
be the first in Westchester to be designated as a regional
WPHC has a history of staying on the
cutting edge. It was the first hospital in Westchester County
to have a PET scanner, a certified midwife on staff and
an automated robotic lab, and it's one of only two
hospitals in the state to offer women an Aurora breast MRI.
Its dedicated staff, which grew by 150 medical and dental
staff members in 2004, delivers more babies and performs
more laparoscopic and joint replacement procedures and breast,
prostate and colon surgeries than any other Westchester
For four years running, WPHC has won
the National Research Corporation's “Consumer
Choice Award” for Westchester County. With its ambitious
plans and added medical staff, Schandler believes the 2004
award won't be the last.
| CAMPAIGN GOALS
|• An expanded cardiac
care unit, nuclear cardiology suite and other
facilities in the new Comprehensive Cardiac Care
• New technology and a post-procedure monitoring
suite in Radiology Services.
• Minimally invasive surgical suites with
• New procedure rooms and equipment for
the Colon Cancer and Screening Center.
• New state-of-the-art technology at the
Dickstein Cancer Treatment Center.
• Physical therapy suites at its Westchester
Orthopedic Institute and an outpatient physical
therapy center in Rye Brook.
• New technology, enhanced facilities and
research opportunities at the William & Sylvia
Silberstein Neonatal & Maternity Center.
• An additional $2.5 million for the Nursing
Scholarship Endowment Fund, which will award 25
nursing scholarships annually.