White Plains Hospital Receives Special Recognition as an Age-Friendly Health System
White Plains, N.Y. (November 22, 2023) – White Plains Hospital has achieved special recognition as an Age-Friendly Health System — Committed to Care Excellence, for showing exemplary efforts to enhance care for all older adults that it serves.
Over the last three months, The Age-Friendly Health Systems Initiative collected data about the number of older adults who received a set of evidence-based elements of high-quality care, known as the 4Ms – What Matters, Medication, Mentation, and Mobility. Proper treatment for an older population includes taking a multidisciplinary approach while establishing and maintaining a plan for continuity of care.
As of August 2023, more than 1,900 hospitals, practices, convenient care clinics, and nursing homes have been recognized as Age-Friendly Health Systems – Committed to Care Excellence. Globally, more than 2.4 million older adults have been reached with 4Ms care.
“Our commitment to sharing data and learning only grows stronger as we further our efforts to improve care delivery for those most in need,” said Dr. Michael Palumbo, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at White Plains Hospital. “We continue to strive toward reliable implementation of age-friendly best practices across emergency departments, intensive care units, medical-surgical units, general wards, and primary and specialty care settings.”
“I want to express my gratitude to the team at White Plains Hospital for their dedication to age-friendly care,” said Leslie Pelton, MPA, Vice President, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). “Age-Friendly Health Systems and IHI celebrate your recognition as an Age-Friendly Health System — Committed to Care Excellence. Because of your efforts, more older adults are receiving safe, high-quality care that is based on what matters most to them as individuals — their specific goals and preferences.”
Age-Friendly Health Systems is an initiative of The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), in partnership with the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Catholic Health Association of the US (CHA). For more information, visit www.ihi.org/agefriendly.
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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. White Plains Hospital has outpatient medical facilities across Westchester, including multispecialty practices in Armonk, Larchmont, New Rochelle, Rye Brook, Somers and Yorktown Heights; and Scarsdale Medical Group locations in Harrison and Scarsdale.
The Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and in 2023, White Plains Hospital received for the second consecutive time a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) — the highest distinction offered by that federal agency. In addition, the Hospital received its third Magnet® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a distinction held by only two percent of hospitals in the country. White Plains Hospital has consistently received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades®, and in 2023 became the only Hospital in Westchester to be awarded with an A Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group for the 10th time.