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2013-01-02 – White Plains Hospital Names Susan Fox President

Date: 2013-01-02

Susan Fox, senior vice president of administration, has been named president of White Plains Hospital.

The board of directors approved the position change at its December board meeting, according to a news release Wednesday.

Fox, who becomes the first female president of an acute care hospital in Westchester County, joins chief executive Jon B. Schandler in leading the 292-bed nonprofit facility.

“Our Hospital is at a critical point in its 120-year history,” J. Michael Divney, chairman of the board of directors, said in statement. “Susan’s innovation coupled with Jon Schandler’s three decades of experience as a health care leader in this market, is the best of both worlds, and will ensure White Plains Hospital will continue to be a health care leader now and into the future.”

Fox has more than 25 years experience in health care management and came to White Plains Hospital in 2010. Among the initiatives she led is the creation of White Plains Hospital Physician Associates, which now includes nearly three dozen physicians covering many specialties.

“I am excited to have the opportunity to help lead the hospital in the new era of health care,” Fox said, according to the statement. “It’s a challenging time for the industry but we are confident in working with our physicians, nurses and staff that White Plains Hospital is strategically positioned to continue to bring exceptional care to our patients.”

Fox holds a bachelor’s of science in nursing from Columbia University and a master’s of business administration in health care administration from Baruch College/Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She lives in Larchmont with her husband, Jeff Menkes, who is chief executive and president of New York Downtown Hospital.

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