One of Just Two Hospitals in New York to Be Awarded ‘Top General Hospital’ by the Leapfrog Group
White Plains, N.Y. (December 7, 2022) – White Plains Hospital has once again been named a Top General Hospital by the Leapfrog Group. This is the third consecutive year the Hospital has been recognized as one of the highest-performing hospitals in the nation – making it one of 115 in the United States and one of just two hospitals in New York state to receive this distinction.
According to the Leapfrog Group, Top Hospitals have higher quality maternity care, lower infection rates, and better systems in place to prevent medication errors, among other laudable qualities. To be eligible for consideration, Hospitals must meet the high standards defined in the Top Hospital Methodology, including receiving an “A” in the most recent round of Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grade. White Plains Hospital has received 8 consecutive “A’s,” including the most recent ranking in November.
“We are extremely proud to be consistently named among the top hospitals in the country,” said Dr. Rafael Torres, Chief Quality Officer at White Plains Hospital. “This accolade validates our commitment to providing patients with quality care, and serves as another testament to the dedication of our entire staff to the highest patient outcomes.”
Recognition as a Leapfrog Top Hospital is the latest award for high-quality care that White Plains Hospital has received this year. In July, it became one of just eight hospitals in New York state to receive a five-star quality rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) — the highest distinction offered by that federal agency.
A full list of the Hospital’s accreditations and awards can be found here.
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 forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital 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.
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 and The William & Sylvia Silberstein Neonatal & Maternity Center. The Hospital’s Flanzer Emergency Department is the busiest in Westchester County. 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 and in 2021, the Hospital formally launched its cardiac surgery program with its first-ever open-heart surgery in partnership with world-class cardiac surgeons from Montefiore Einstein. 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. In 2022, White Plains Hospital received a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) — the highest distinction offered by that federal agency. In addition, the Hospital received Magnet® designation three times, most recently in 2021 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 has been reaccredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer for providing high-quality, patient-centered cancer care to their patients and the community. It has earned a three-year accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC), 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 received full accreditation for its breast cancer program four times 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 8th time.