WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- White Plains Hospital's board of directors has announced that Susan Fox will become president and chief executive officer upon Jon Schandler’s retirement in 2015.
Fox will succeed Schandler following his 38-year tenure, during which he established the hospital as a leader in providing quality health care in the region.
“Since coming to White Plains Hospital three years ago, Susan has been instrumental in advancing our hospital’s mission of providing high-quality and compassionate health care 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,” said J. Michael Divney, chairman of the board of directors.
Fox, a Larchmont resident, brings more than 25 years of health care management experience to the position.
“Susan is the right choice to secure White Plains Hospital’s future in the new world of health care,” said Schandler.
“She has established herself as a progressive leader, who understands the complexities and challenges that exist in the rapidly changing health care environment and has a strong vision for the success of our hospital.”
Among the other initiatives Fox led was the creation of White Plains Hospital Physician Associates, which includes more than four dozen physicians who cover many specialties.
“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,” said Fox. “I look forward to building on the foundation of exceptional care that already exists here.
“Additionally, I am fortunate to be able to continue collaborating with Jon Schandler during this time of transition and growth. His legacy of three decades of solid leadership is a great asset for us as we ensure the hospital’s continued success in this new health care era.”