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Two White Plains Hospital Executives Recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review

June 12, 2023

Susan Fox and Joseph Guarracino were named to two of the publication’s most prestigious lists honoring top healthcare leaders

White Plains, N.Y. (June 12, 2023) – White Plains Hospital’s President and CEO, Susan Fox, and Joseph Guarracino, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer, have been named to the Becker’s Hospital Review Women Hospital Presidents and CEOs to Know and Health System and Hospital CFOs to Know lists, respectively.

Becker’s, a leading medical trade magazine, cited Fox as “one of Westchester County’s most influential executives” whose leadership has led the Hospital to “become the leading provider of both advanced and preventive healthcare in Westchester County and beyond, with more Westchester residents choosing WPH for inpatient care over other hospitals in the county.”

Spotlighting Guarracino’s more than 25 years of experience overseeing financial operations for healthcare operations prior to joining the Hospital in 2016, the publication emphasized how each executive included in its list of CFOs is a key player “in strategic financial planning, growth and partnerships for their organization[s].”

“Susan Fox and Joseph Guarracino are exceptional leaders who have been instrumental to our hospital’s significant growth and success over the past several years,” said William Null, Chairman of the White Plains Hospital Board of Directors. “We are delighted that Becker’s has chosen to recognize their achievements.”

The recognitions are the latest in a long string of awards White Plains Hospital and its executive leadership have recently earned. Last month, Susan Fox was also named to the Crain’s New York Business 2023 list of Notable Health Care Leaders. The Hospital was recently awarded an “A” Safety Grade by the Leapfrog Group for the ninth consecutive time; was named one of the World’s Best Hospitals by Newsweek for the second year in a row – the only Hospital in Westchester County to be included on the prestigious list; and was awarded the Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ from Healthgrades for the eighth time, placing the organization in the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide for patient experience. A full list of the Hospital’s awards and accreditations can be found here.

About White Plains Hospital

White Plains Hospital is a proud member of the Montefiore Health System, serving as its tertiary hub of advanced care in the Hudson Valley. The Hospital 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. White Plains Hospital has outpatient medical facilities across Westchester, including multispecialty practices in Armonk, Larchmont, New Rochelle, Rye Brook, Somers and Yorktown Heights; and Scarsdale Medical Group locations in Harrison and Scarsdale.

The Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and in 2022, White Plains Hospital received a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) — the highest distinction offered by that federal agency. In addition, the Hospital received its third Magnet® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a distinction held by only two percent of hospitals in the country. White Plains Hospital has consistently received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades®, and in 2022 became the only Hospital in Westchester to be awarded with an A Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group for the 9th time.