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White Plains Hospital Earns 11th Consecutive ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group

May 2, 2024

White Plains, N.Y., May 2, 2024White Plains Hospital has once again earned an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from national nonprofit watchdog The Leapfrog Group. The Hospital is one of only 17 hospitals in New York State to receive the highest possible rating during this period and has received an “A” each period since the beginning of 2019. White Plains Hospital is the only hospital in Westchester County and the Hudson Valley, and one of only three hospitals in New York, to earn this top grade 11 consecutive times.

Leapfrog assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over 30 measures of errors, accidents, injuries and infections as well as the systems that hospitals have in place to prevent them. In March, White Plains Hospital was also awarded the Patient Safety Excellence Award™ from Healthgrades, ranking the Hospital among the top 5% in the nation for patient safety.

“We are so proud to receive the top safety grade from The Leapfrog Group for the 11th time in a row. These acknowledgements reflect our consistency as well our distinctive approach to patient safety and delivering the highest quality care,” said Dr. Rafael E. Torres, Chief Quality Officer at White Plains Hospital.

“Everyone who works at White Plains Hospital should be proud of this ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “It takes complete dedication at every level, and an ironclad commitment to putting patients first. I thank the Hospital for its leadership, clinicians, staff, and volunteers for caring so deeply for its patients and their safety.”

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program focused exclusively on preventable medical errors, infections, and injuries nationally. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.

To view White Plains Hospital’s full grade details and to compare it to hospitals across the region, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org.

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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, Hawthorne, Larchmont, New Rochelle, Rye Brook, Somers, Yonkers and Yorktown Heights; and Scarsdale Medical Group locations in Harrison and Scarsdale.

The Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and in 2023, White Plains Hospital received another 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) — the highest distinction offered by that federal agency for the second consecutive year. 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. In 2024, White Plains Hospital was awarded an “A” Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group for the 11th consecutive time.

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About The Leapfrog Group

Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps for patient safety. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog's other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.