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Joseph J. Guarracino Named CFO of White Plains Hospital

January 11, 2016

White Plains, NY (January 11, 2016) – Joseph J. Guarracino began his tenure today as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of White Plains Hospital. In his new role, Mr. Guarracino will oversee all financial operations of the 292-bed hospital and its 12 satellite facilities, including two multi-speciality centers in Armonk and New Rochelle.

Mr. Guarracino’s career spans more than 25 years in managing and overseeing the financial operations of healthcare institutions. He comes to White Plains Hospital from the Brooklyn Hospital Center, where he served as Senior Vice President and CFO for the past eight years. Prior to that, he was CFO for three hospitals in Putnam and Dutchess counties that were part of the Health Quest System, a nonprofit healthcare system. Mr. Guarracino has also held senior level positions at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers of New York and St. Barnabas Community Health Plan. He began his career in the Healthcare Audit Division at Ernst & Young, LLC.

“We are delighted to welcome Joe into the White Plains Hospital family,” said Susan Fox, President and C.E.O. of the Hospital. “As a seasoned executive with decades of experience in hospital financial and operational administration, his skills and expertise will be a valuable addition as we continue to expand our programs, services and facilities in Westchester.”

Mr. Guarracino received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Iona College and a Masters Degree in Business Administration with a focus in Healthcare Management from American Intercontinental University. He has been a featured presenter in more than a dozen national speaking engagements on topics related to healthcare financial operations, and is a former member of the Board of several healthcare and nonprofit organizations. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Finance at the Hagan School of Business at Iona College, teaching a graduate class in healthcare finance management.

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 CenterThe 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 performs lifesaving emergency and elective angioplasty in its Joan and Alan HerfortM.D. Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Marie Promuto Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. White Plains Hospital also has outpatient medical facilities in Armonk and New Rochelle. The Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and earned its recognition as a Top Performer for Key Quality Measures® in 2015 and 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 proud member of the Montefiore Health System. For additional information, visit