White Plains, NY. (April 24, 2020) – The White Plains Hospital Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) Department is pleased to announce its re-accreditation in Obstetrics and Detailed Fetal Anatomic Survey from the Ultrasound Practice Accreditation Council of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM).
This special certification indicates the Hospital’s adherence to nationally recognized standards in the performance and interpretation of diagnostic ultrasound examinations, notwithstanding its commitment to clinical excellence and the highest quality patient care.
“Our maternal-fetal medicine department is committed to providing only the most advanced care to our patients, and this accreditation is one part of that,” said Dr. Caroline Stella, Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine for White Plains Hospital.
The MFM department achieved this recognition by meeting rigorous voluntary guidelines set by the diagnostic ultrasound profession. All facets of the practice were assessed, including the training and qualifications of physicians and sonographers; ultrasound equipment maintenance; documentation; storage, and record-keeping practices; policies and procedures to protect patients and staff; quality assurance methods; and the thoroughness, technical quality and interpretation of the sonograms the practice performs.
A subspecialty of obstetrics and gynecology, maternal-fetal medicine experts are skilled in the complex treatment and care of expectant mothers and unborn babies considered at high risk. This care may include prenatal testing and genetic counseling, including include obstetric imaging, 3D/4D ultrasound, perinatal consultation and preconception counseling.
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, New Rochelle, Somers and Yorktown Heights; 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, and 2019, White Plains Hospital received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades® and in 2019, was the only Hospital in Westchester to be named Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report. http://www.wphospital.org