08-10-2011 08:41 AM CET - Health & Medicine
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White Plains Hospital Welcomes Una Hopkins as Administrative Director of Dickstein Cancer Treatment Center

Press release from: White Plains Hospital
WHITE PLAINS, NY – Una Hopkins of New Rochelle was recently appointed Administrative Director of the Dickstein Cancer Treatment Center at White Plains Hospital.

Hopkins is a registered nurse with more than 25 years of experience and for the last 14 years has been a nurse practitioner. Before coming to White Plains Hospital, Hopkins worked as an Oncology Nurse Practitioner, and Clinical Trials Coordinator at Montefiore Medical Center’s Albert Einstein Cancer Center. She previously worked as a Clinical Administrator at Blick Medical Associates in Greenwich, CT and an associate professor of nursing at the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, NY.

"We are pleased to welcome Una to White Plains Hospital," said Jon B. Schandler, President and CEO. "Her extensive experience in cancer treatment and patient management is impressive and her expertise will help guide our staff and patients through their treatment."

The Dickstein Cancer Treatment Center is the only free-standing building in Westchester County devoted solely to cancer treatment and one of the region’s only cancer facilities to provide patient-focused cancer care. The Center houses the Lowenthal Infusion Therapy Center, the latest radiation therapy linear accelerator, which optimizes radiation treatment for patients and allows many of them to take advantage of one-stop treatment. Together with the Hospital’s Breast Imaging Center and its world-class Radiology Department, the DCTC brings together the latest in screening, diagnosis and treatment, along with professionals of the highest caliber and leading-edge equipment, in a manner convenient and comfortable for all patients.

In addition to her clinical skills, Hopkins is an accomplished researcher and writer; she has published over 20 articles in various medical journals in the last 14 years. She has received numerous patient care and research awards.

Hopkins holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Nursing Science from the College of New Rochelle where she also studied to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is currently a Doctoral Candidate in good standing at Pace University in New York City.

Contact Information:

Dawn French
White Plains Hospital
41 East Pond Road
White Plains, NY 10601
(914) 681-2380
dfrench@wphospital.org


Caroline Lewittes
Thompson & Bender
(914) 762-1900
caroline@thompson-bender.com

About White Plains Hospital

White Plains Hospital (WPH) is a 292-bed voluntary, not-for-profit health care organization with the primary mission of offering high quality, acute health care 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 Treatment Center, The William & Sylvia Silberstein Neonatal & Maternity Center, The Ruth and Jerome A. Siegel Stroke Center and The Westchester Orthopedic Institute. The Hospital has the busiest Emergency Department in Westchester County, treating nearly 50,000 patients a year. White Plains Hospital is the only hospital in Westchester County licensed to perform emergency & elective angioplasty. The Hospital is a nine-time winner of the Consumer Choice Award, an honor given to the nation’s top hospitals by the National Research Corporation. WPH is a member of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System and the Stellaris Health Network, Inc. For additional information, visit www.wphospital.org.

Dawn French
White Plains Hospital
41 East Pond Road
White Plains, NY 10601
(914) 681-2380
dfrench@wphospital.org

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