08-16-2011 07:50 AM CET - Health & Medicine
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Cancer and Infusion Patients at White Plains Hospital’s Lowenthal Infusion Therapy Center to Benefit from “Techno-Therapy”

Press release from: White Plains Hospital
White Plains, NY — Move over, "retail therapy" – techno-therapy is taking over at White Plains Hospital’s Lowenthal Infusion Therapy Center, where eight new iPads are available for patients’ use during chemotherapy and infusion treatments.

Loaded with games, books, music, movies and news apps, the iPads can provide endless portable entertainment for patients. The long battery life and simple charging mechanism enable the machines to be charged continuously, so a patient can use one for the duration of each treatment.

"Our infusion patients often have therapies that last several hours," said Una Hopkins, Administrative Director of the Dickstein Cancer Treatment Center, which includes the Lowenthal Infusion Therapy Center. "Having the opportunity to use the iPad will have a positive impact on their day in the infusion center. They can self-educate or just relax with a game or movie for distraction."

The iPads were donated by local residents and Hospital donors Robert and Nancy Stone, in conjunction with Apple, which manufactures and sells iPads.

"We heard about a program in Boston that was doing something similar and felt it would be impactful at the Lowenthal Infusion Center," said Nancy Stone, who lives in White Plains. "To help patients pass time and switch focus to something else while getting treatment is a gift to us."

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

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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