White Plains, N.Y. (May 3, 2023) – White Plains Hospital has once again received an “A” from healthcare watchdog the Leapfrog Group in its Spring 2023 Hospital Safety Grades for its continued excellence in providing safe and expert care to its patients. The Hospital is one of only 17 hospitals in New York state to receive the highest possible rating.
White Plains Hospital has received an “A” each period since the beginning of 2019, making it one of only four hospitals in New York to earn this top grade nine consecutive times.
“Consistently receiving an ‘A’ from the Leapfrog Group stands as proof that we continue to be assessed as one of the safest hospitals in the country. At White Plains Hospital, we have an unparalleled commitment to quality, which is also demonstrated by our recent 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services,” said Dr. Rafael E. Torres, Chief Quality Officer at White Plains Hospital.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harm to patients. The Leapfrog Group assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” grade to hospitals across the country based on over 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.
To view White Plains Hospital’s full grade details and to compare it to hospitals across the region, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org.
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 2023 became the only Hospital in Westchester to be awarded with an A Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group for the 9th time.