White Plains Hospital Honored Again as a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (July 26, 2022) – White Plains Hospital has again been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Regional Hospital for 2022/23. The Hospital earned the highest ranking for all Westchester hospitals and is the only hospital in the county to receive this accolade for four consecutive years (2019-2022).
In addition to earning Best Regional Hospital, White Plains Hospital ranked as “High Performing” in an array of advanced specialties, including Neurology & Neurosurgery, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, and Geriatrics, as well as for care for such conditions as heart attack, heart failure, stroke, lung cancer surgery, colon cancer surgery, kidney failure, hip fracture, COPD, diabetes, and pneumonia.
The ratings are based on U.S. News’ rigorous methodology that factors in a hospital’s performance in areas such as patient survival and care-related factors such as nursing, patient services, technology, as well as reputation.
“We are incredibly proud to consistently receive this honor, along with several other national recognitions for quality, safety, and patient experience,” said Susan Fox, President and CEO of White Plains Hospital. “We continue to invest in our community to provide them with access to world-class physicians, state-of-the-art technology and an array of advanced programs and services to offer our patients the best care, close to home.”
Recent developments at White Plains Hospital include the opening of the Center for Advanced Medicine & Surgery in 2021 as well as the expansion of its cardiac program to now include open-heart surgery. This summer, White Plains Hospital will introduce a new biplane angiography suite, which will allow the surgeons to perform thrombectomies, a breakthrough treatment for stroke patients, as well as several other advanced procedures.
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 and The William & Sylvia Silberstein Neonatal & Maternity Center. The Hospital’s Flanzer Emergency Department is the busiest in Westchester County. 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 and in 2021, the Hospital formally launched its cardiac surgery program with its first-ever open-heart surgery in partnership with world-class cardiac surgeons from Montefiore Einstein. 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. In addition, the Hospital received Magnet® designation three times, most recently in 2021 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 has been reaccredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer for providing high-quality, patient-centered cancer care to their patients and the community. It has earned a three-year accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC), one of 60 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 received full accreditation for its breast cancer program four times 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 2022, White Plains Hospital received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades® for the 7th 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 time.