WHITE PLAINS, NY (June 21, 2019) – White Plains Hospital has been re-accredited as a CEO Cancer Gold Standard employer for the superior cancer screening, prevention and treatment programs it offers to employees.
The accreditation is awarded by the non-profit CEO Roundtable on Cancer, a group of leading CEOs, following the challenge of former President George H.W. Bush in 2001 to “do something bold and venturesome about cancer within your own corporate families.” Cancer disrupts every facet of life, from personal to workplace. The annual certification is awarded to organizations that demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to the health of its employees and their families by providing ample opportunity to reduce cancer risk, and by offering broad support following a cancer diagnosis.
In his letter to Hospital President and CEO Susan Fox, Martin J. Murphy, Chief Executive Officer for the CEO Roundtable on Cancer, said: “We commend you for meeting each requirement of this workplace wellness program, thereby reaffirming your personal dedication to the health and wellbeing of your employees. As a Gold Standard employer, you are sending a strong message to your employees each and every day: We care about your health. I hope you take great pride in that.”
Organizations have to demonstrate that they have taken concrete actions in five key areas to address cancer in the workplace, including policies and programs that promote risk reduction behaviors and evidence-based screenings, enhance access to quality cancer treatment and clinical trials, and support caregivers.
White Plains Hospital is among a select group of approximately 200 private, nonprofit and government employers in diverse industries throughout the nation to have earned Gold Standard accreditation. This includes the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the federal government’s principal agency for cancer research and training, as well as a number of NCI-designated cancer centers.
This acknowledgment follows a number of other awards and accreditations received by White Plains Hospital’s Cancer Program for its expertise and commitment to outstanding patient care. These include accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC); Breast Imaging Center of Excellence designation from the American College of Radiology (ACR); Women’s Choice Awards as one of America’s Best Breast Centers and one of America’s Best Hospitals; and Outstanding Achievement Award for Cancer Care and Commission on Cancer (CoC) Accreditation.
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 and New Rochelle; 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®.