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White Plains Hospital Clinical Laboratory Receives Accreditation from the College of American Pathologists

July 25, 2016

White Plains, NY (July 25, 2016) – White Plains Hospital Clinical Laboratory has been awarded with an accreditation from the College of American Pathologist (CAP), based on the results of a recent on-site inspection.

Clinical Lab Director, Deena P. Shah, MD, was congratulated for the national recognition and excellence of laboratory services provided. The hospital’s clinical lab is one of only 7,000 CAP-accredited laboratories worldwide.

The CAP accreditation ensures that laboratories across the United States are compliant with regulatory requirements. It also examines the accuracy of testing and patient diagnosis to guarantee exceptional patient care.

The CAP accreditation process is designed to ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients. During the on-site checks, inspectors examine laboratory records and quality control of procedures for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examine laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety programs and records.

About White Plains Hospital

White Plains Hospital (WPH) 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 CareThe 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, seeing nearly 57,000 visits a year. White Plains Hospital performs lifesaving emergency and elective angioplasty in its Joan and Alan Herfort, M.D. Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Marie Promuto Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. White Plains Hospital also has outpatient medical facilities in Armonk and New Rochelle. 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 is also an eleven-time winner of the Consumer Choice Award, an honor given to the nation’s top hospitals by the National Research Corporation, and received Magnet® designation in 2012 from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). In 2014 and 2016, White Plains Hospital received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades®, given to only 10% of hospitals nationwide. White Plains Hospital is a proud member of the Montefiore Health System. For additional information, visit