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White Plains Hospital Chief Medical Officer Dr. Michael Palumbo Receives Westchester County Health Commissioner’s Award

March 31, 2023

White Plains, N.Y. (March 31, 2023) – Michael Palumbo, MD, FACP, Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President at White Plains Hospital, was recently awarded the 2023 Commissioner’s Award from the Westchester County Department of Health during the County’s Public Health Service Awards ceremony held on March 30.

Dr. Palumbo was selected for the Commissioner’s Award for his leadership and collaboration in vaccinating, testing and compassionately caring for Westchester residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. In announcing the award, Westchester County Health Commissioner Sherlita Amler, MD, said she especially appreciated Dr. Palumbo’s wise counsel during difficult times, and for the way he went above and beyond to heal and protect our community.

Beverley Chang, Jason Starr, Dr. Michael Palumbo, George Latimer, Sherlita Amler, Robert H. Baker, Jesse Montero and Judy Troilo at the Westchester County 2023 Public Health Awards

“I am humbled to receive the Commissioner’s Award,” Dr. Palumbo said. “Caring for our community is our sole mission, and I am proud to share this award with the entire White Plains Hospital staff, who provide exceptional care to our community every day.”

Board-certified in internal medicine, Dr. Palumbo joined White Plains Hospital in 2005 as the Founding Medical Director of its Adult Hospitalist Program. In 2009, he was named Executive Vice President and Medical Director, and in 2018 was promoted to Chief Medical Officer. He is a Board member of the Hospice of Westchester, as well as Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, where he also serves as Chairman of the Performance Improvement Committee. Prior to joining White Plains Hospital, Dr. Palumbo practiced primary care and he earned his medical degree at the Boston University School of Medicine.

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 with an A Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group for the 8th time.