When Jon Schandler retires next year after 38 years as CEO at White Plains (N.Y.) Hospital, a nurse will fill his shoes.
Susan Fox, RN, BSN, MBA, who has served as the hospitals president since January 2013, was chosen by the hospitals board of directors to become president and CEO upon Schandlers retirement in 2015.
I am thrilled to be part of White Plains Hospital, an organization that I feel personally connected to, and committed to, because I know the care we provide our community is so special, Fox said in a news release. I look forward to building on the foundation of exceptional care that already exists here.
Fox began her healthcare career as a pediatric ICU nurse and transitioned into healthcare management.
Since coming to White Plains Hospital, Susan has been instrumental in advancing our hospitals mission of providing high-quality and compassionate healthcare for the residents of the Westchester community and has demonstrated to the board that she has the skill and vision to lead us into the future, board chairman J. Michael Divney said in the release.
Fox brings more than 25 years of healthcare management experience to her new position. Before joining White Plains in 2010 as senior vice president of administration, Fox served as senior vice president, physician and ambulatory network services at North Shore-LIJ Health System, New Hyde Park, N.Y., where she worked for 14 years. She earned a BSN from Columbia University and an MBA in healthcare administration from Baruch College/Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Susan is the right choice to secure White Plains Hospitals future in the new world of healthcare, Schandler said in the release. She has established herself as a progressive leader who understands the complexities and challenges that exist in the rapidly changing healthcare environment, and has a strong vision for the success of our hospital.