White Plains, N.Y. (June 7, 2022) – White Plains Hospital is pleased to announce the appointment of William S. Null as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Null was approved as the Board Chair at the White Plains Hospital’s Annual Board Meeting on May 5, 2022. He succeeds Laurence R. Smith, who served as Board Chair since 2015.
Mr. Null has been a member of the White Plains Hospital Board since 2002 and most recently held the position of Vice Chairman. He has served on numerous Board committees, has chaired the Real Estate and Legal Committees, and has been involved in many of the building projects that have transformed the campus of White Plains Hospital. He also serves as a member of the Montefiore Health System Board of Trustees.
Mr. Null is a partner at Cuddy & Feder LLP, a law firm with offices in White Plains, New York City, Fishkill, New York and Stamford, Connecticut. He served as the firm’s Managing Partner for 15 years and was a member of its Management Committee for more than 20 years. He holds a JD degree from the Cardozo School of Law in New York City, and an undergraduate degree in urban planning and economics from Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass.
“During my time on the Board I have watched White Plains Hospital grow from a small community hospital into one of the finest medical institutions in the Hudson Valley. I am constantly impressed by the vision and drive of the leadership team and the skill, compassion and tenacity of its staff. It is an honor to help guide this exceptional organization as it continues to advance the programs and services it provides to our community,” Mr. Null said.
“I am pleased to welcome Bill Null as White Plains Hospital’s newest Board Chair,” said Susan Fox, President and CEO of White Plains Hospital. “As an organization, we could not accomplish all that we do without the support, trust and passion of our talented Board of Directors. Bill has been on the board for 20 years and I have had the good fortune to work closely with him over the past 12 years, and know his leadership as Chairman will be instrumental in our next chapter of growth.”
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. Centers of Excellence include the Center for Cancer Care, The 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, with more than 64,000 patient visits a year. White Plains Hospital performs lifesaving emergency and elective angioplasty in its Joan and Alan Herfort, MD, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Marie Promuto Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. White Plains Hospital has outpatient medical facilities across Westchester, including multispecialty practices in Armonk, New Rochelle, Somers and Yorktown Heights; and Scarsdale Medical Group locations in Harrison and Scarsdale.
The Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and earned its recognition as a Top Performer for Key Quality Measures® in 2019, 2015 and 2013. The Hospital received Magnet® designation in 2021, 2016 and 2012 from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The Hospital recently received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® Gold Achievement Award for its treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks in its Emergency Department and Cardiac Catherization labs and its mortality rate is amongst the lowest in the country according to the National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR). The Hospital earned a three-year accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC), one of 16 hospitals in the nation, and the Hospital’s Bariatric Surgical Center is accredited as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). White Plains Hospital has also received full accreditation for its breast cancer program from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) and The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) recognized White Plains Hospital as a top 10% performing hospital for achieving meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in 2019. In 2021, White Plains Hospital received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades® for the sixth time, and in 2022 became the only Hospital in Westchester to be awarded with an A Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group for the 7th consecutive time.