White Plains, N.Y., Jan. 5, 2022 – White Plains Hospital announced today that Dr. Kimberly Yee, FACS, FASCRS, Director of the Colorectal Cancer Program, has been appointed Vice-Chair of the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC) Education Committee. The NAPRC is one of the programs administered by the American College of Surgeons, a prestigious scientific and educational association of surgeons that sets high standards for surgical education and practice to improve the quality of care.
“I am pleased to accept this important role as part of the Education Committee of the NAPRC,” said Dr. Yee. “Our work is critical to ensuring the uniformity and quality of rectal cancer care across the country.”
Dr. Yee, who has pioneered several new technologies in the management of colorectal disease at White Plains Hospital, is the first board-certified female colorectal surgeon to practice in Westchester County. In 2020, White Plains Hospital was awarded a three-year accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer. White Plains Hospital was one of just 16 in the entire United States, and the second in New York State, to earn this prestigious distinction from the NAPRC.
“The selection of Dr. Yee to this national committee means that our patients will benefit directly through the shared learnings and discussions around best practices of diagnosing, treating, and ultimately preventing this disease,” said Dr. Michael Palumbo, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at White Plains Hospital. “We are proud of Dr. Yee, and all our physicians, who help advance medical science through research and education.”
Dr. Yee has been in practice for over twenty years, received her medical degree from the State University of New York Upstate Medical Center and completed both her Residency in General Surgery and Fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. She then completed a second Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.
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 2015 and 2013. The Hospital received Magnet® designation in 2012 and 2016 from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). 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 2020, White Plains Hospital received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades® for the fifth time and, was once again named Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report.