WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (January 17, 2018) — White Plains Hospital and New York Endoscopy Center (NYEC) today announced a joint venture. The NYEC will now do business as Westchester Endoscopy Center. The agreement increases collaboration between the Hospital and the popular ambulatory surgical center (ASC) located at 2 Westchester Park Drive in White Plains and will provide patients with additional options for where to receive endoscopy and colonoscopy services.
First opened nearly ten years ago, the NYEC provides gastrointestinal services to a large population in the community. The NYEC physicians perform more complex procedures at White Plains Hospital, where patients are able to receive comprehensive and coordinated care.
“This partnership will enable us to better align our services with the growing network of advanced care available through White Plains Hospital,” said Jack Rosemarin, MD, FACG. This vision is shared by the group’s other founding members, Alfred Roston, MD, FACG, and Charles Noyer MD, FACP, of New York Endoscopy Center as well.
Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer related deaths in the United States. And like other forms of cancer, it is most treatable when detected early. This summer, the American Cancer Society updated its colorectal screening guidelines to encourage all adults at average risk for colorectal cancer to begin regular screenings earlier, at the age of 45. White Plains Hospital is part of the national 80% by 2018 initiative to encourage 80% of all eligible adults to be screened regularly for colorectal cancer by the year 2018. The Westchester Endoscopy Center will provide patients with greater access to screening locations.
“As our Hospital continues to grow and provide an increasingly higher level of care in Westchester County, it is imperative that we support those physicians who are at the top of their field and share our commitment to providing the highest quality of advanced and innovative health care to our community,” added Susan Fox, President & CEO, White Plains Hospital.
White Plains Hospital has been a leader in providing advanced care to the Westchester Community for 125 years. A major campus transformation and geographic expansion in recent years has resulted in new and renovated facilities, as well as growing numbers of physician offices and offsite locations across Westchester. All these initiatives have been implemented to provide enhanced access to a higher level of advanced and coordinated health care for residents of Westchester and surrounding areas.
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 60,000 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 and New Rochelle; 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). In 2014, 2016 and 2018, White Plains Hospital received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades®, given to only 10% of hospitals nationwide. http://www.wphospital.org.
About New York Endoscopy Center
Since 2010, New York Endoscopy Center has been providing exceptional and convenient gastrointestinal care to residents of Westchester County. With advanced technology, personalized attention, and the latest screening and diagnostic tools, the board-certified and highly skilled gastroenterologists at New York Endoscopy Center provide outstanding care for
patients ages 18 years and above.
About the Physicians
The physicians perform a variety of tests and procedures at their office, the Digestive Disease Nutrition Consultants of Westchester (DDNCW) located in White Plains, the New York Endoscopy Center, or at the White Plains Hospital. The procedures include colonoscopies and other colorectal cancer screenings, upper endoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, esophageal dilation, hydrogen breath tests, lactose tolerance tests and many others. The DDNCW also offers a comprehensive weight loss program and many resources to enhance the overall health and wellness of the patients under their care.