White Plains, NY- (February 13, 2013) – White Plains Hospital was recently named the winner of the Heart Walk Hospital Cup trophy presented by The American Heart Association. One of seven hospitals in the county to participate in the Heart Association’s signature event last year, White Plains Hospital recruited hundreds of employees and friends to volunteer, walk and fundraise on the hospital team. The walk is a part of the My Heart, My Life mission of the Heart Association, striving to improve cardiovascular health by 20% by the year 2020.
White Plains Hospital participates in the walk annually, through a team of employees, family members and friends who support the American Heart Association’s mission of fundraising and awareness of heart disease, which affects over 82 million adults in the United States.
The 2013 walk is scheduled for October 6 at the Kensico Dam in Valhalla. For more information, contact the American Heart Association at 914-640-3274.
White Plains Hospital (WPH) is a 292-bed voluntary, not-for-profit health care organization with the primary mission of offering high quality, acute health care 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 Treatment Center, The William & Sylvia Silberstein Neonatal & Maternity Center and The Ruth and Jerome A. Siegel Stroke Center. The Hospital has the busiest Emergency Department in Westchester County, seeing nearly 55,000 visits a year. White Plains Hospital is the only community hospital in Westchester County licensed to perform emergency & elective angioplasty. The Hospital is a ten-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. WPH is a member of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System and the Stellaris Health Network, Inc. For additional information, visit http://www.wphospital.org.