White Plains Hospital Recognized as One of Nation’s Best Maternity Hospitals


WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (May 16, 2024) – White Plains Hospital has been selected as one of the best maternity hospitals in the U.S. by Newsweek – one of 13 hospitals in New York State, and the only hospital in Westchester and Fairfield counties, to be included on the list. The complete Newsweek’s America’s Best Maternity Hospitals 2024 List can be found here.

“This award recognizes the dedication not only of our team of obstetricians, maternal-fetal medicine specialists, nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, but also our NICU, support staff, and our pediatric team. All of these talented individuals work collaboratively to ensure our families have an exceptional birth experience,” said Dr. Michael Palumbo, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at White Plains Hospital.

Newsweek’s rankings of America’s Best Maternity Hospitals, compiled by data firm Statista, are based on three pillars:

  • A nationwide online survey of healthcare professionals and hospital managers with knowledge about maternity processes – including, neonatal and perinatal doctors, nurses, and midwives were asked to recommend leading maternity hospitals in the U.S;
  • A patient experience survey of the overall patient experience in the hospital; and,
  • Hospital quality metrics relevant to maternity care.

In March, White Plains Hospital was also recognized as a “World’s Best Hospital” by Newsweek for the third consecutive year.

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, Hawthorne, Larchmont, New Rochelle, Rye Brook, Somers, Yonkers 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 another 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) — the highest distinction offered by that federal agency for the second consecutive year. 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 2024 was awarded an “A” Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group for the 11th consecutive time.