White Plains, N.Y. (May 23, 2022) – Dr. Frank Quintero, assistant director, EMS & Emergency Preparedness at White Plains Hospital, has been named this year’s recipient of the “Physician of Excellence” award by the Westchester Regional EMS Council (WREMSCO).
The annual award recognizes an EMS physician’s dedication, responsibility, professional behavior, and special skills or insight in the pre-hospital environment.
“Dr. Quintero has been outstanding with his commitment to the Emergency Medical Services community in Westchester County,” remarked WREMSCO Chairperson Joseph Barca. “His knowledge, patience, and professionalism help to train and motivate our EMS providers. Additionally, Dr. Quintero hosts monthly call audits, and educating our EMS providers is very important to him. We congratulate Dr. Quintero on his achievements and look forward to working with him in the future.”
Dr. Quintero began working at White Plains Hospital as an emergency medicine physician in 2015. He holds an MBA in Healthcare from Long Island University – Hudson Graduate Centers.
He will be joined by other WREMSCO award recipients at a ceremony to be held on May 24 at SUNY Purchase College.
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, The William & Sylvia Silberstein Neonatal & Maternity Center and The Ruth and Jerome A. Siegel Stroke Center. The Hospital’s Flanzer Emergency Department is the busiest in Westchester County, with more than 64,000 patient visits a year. 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. 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, 2015 and 2013. The Hospital received Magnet® designation in 2021, 2016 and 2012 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 earned a three-year accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC), one of 16 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 also received full accreditation for its breast cancer program 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 2021, White Plains Hospital received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades® for the sixth 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 consecutive time.