White Plains, N.Y. (March 1, 2023) – White Plains Hospital has appointed Dr. Gregory Pontone as Associate Medical Director for Ambulatory Quality & Physician Services, where he will be responsible for working with the Hospital's clinical and administrative teams to advance the quality of outpatient care. He will also continue to practice cardiology two days a week, seeing patients at the Hospital’s Center for Advanced Medicine & Surgery.
An administrator and cardiologist for nearly 20 years, Dr. Pontone joins the Hospital from NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group in Queens, where he most recently served as Chief Ambulatory Quality and Patient Safety Officer, as well as an attending cardiologist and Director of Outpatient Cardiac Services. He received his medical degree from Tufts University’s School of Medicine and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Hofstra University’s Frank G. Zarb School of Business.
“We always say quality is our North Star at White Plains Hospital, and Greg’s commitment to patient safety and high-value care makes him an excellent addition to our organization,” said Dr. Michael Palumbo, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at White Plains Hospital. “Greg’s experience developing and implementing quality and safety programs will be an asset to our Hospital as we remain focused on evolving our programs and services to meet our community’s growing healthcare needs.”
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 2022, White Plains Hospital received 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 2022 became the only Hospital in Westchester to be awarded an A Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group for the 8th time.