Only Hospital in Westchester – And One of Just Four in New York State – To Make List
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (July 18, 2022) – White Plains Hospital has been named one of the country’s Best Hospitals in the inaugural Money (formerly Money Magazine) national rankings. The Hospital is one of just 148 in the nation – as well as one of only four in New York state, and the only hospital in Westchester County – to be included.
“It is an honor to be listed among the best hospitals in the country,” said White Plains Hospital President and CEO Susan Fox. “At White Plains Hospital, quality has always been our North Star and patient safety is paramount to everything we do. In addition to our focus on quality, we are committed to providing advanced programs and services to the community, such as our new cardiac surgery and neurointerventional surgery programs.”
Money partnered with the Leapfrog Group, a healthcare nonprofit that has been vetting hospitals for more than 20 years, to evaluate more than 2,200 hospitals for inclusion in the inaugural Best Hospitals List. Data from 39 performance measures reported in Leapfrog’s 2021 hospital survey was reviewed across seven different categories, including inpatient care management, adult and pediatric complex surgeries, pediatric care, medication safety, maternity care, outpatient procedures and infections. The full methodology is available here.
In addition, hospitals included in the Money Best Hospitals in America List must have earned an “A” letter grade on the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assessment for fall 2021. In May, White Plains Hospital received its 7th consecutive “A” from the Leapfrog Group for patient safety. The Hospital remains the only healthcare facility in Westchester County, and one of only 19 hospitals in New York state, to receive the highest possible rating of “A.”
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 64,000 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 2019, 2015 and 2013. The Hospital received Magnet® designation in 2021, 2016 and 2012 from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The Hospital recently received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® Gold Achievement Award for its treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks in its Emergency Department and Cardiac Catherization labs and its mortality rate is amongst the lowest in the country according to the National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR). The Hospital earned a three-year accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC), one of 16 hospitals in the nation, and the Hospital’s Bariatric Surgical Center is accredited as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). White Plains Hospital has also received full accreditation for its breast cancer program from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) and The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) recognized White Plains Hospital as a top 10% performing hospital for achieving meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in 2019. In 2022, White Plains Hospital received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades® for the 7th time, and in 2022 became the only Hospital in Westchester to be awarded with an “A” Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group for the 7th time.