White Plains, NY. – White Plains Hospital was once again awarded an ‘A’ for the Spring 2020 Hospital Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group – the only hospital in Westchester County to receive the advocacy group’s highest possible rating. This is the third time in a row the Hospital has received this top-level national recognition for its achievements in providing safer health care.
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. Leapfrog scores hospitals on how well they protect patients from errors, injuries, accidents and infections – all of which increases a patient’s chance of dying. Researchers assessed more than 2,600 hospitals nationwide and only 33 percent were awarded with an “A” rating.
The Safety Grade exemplifies the Hospital’s dedication to excellence and the highest level of patient care. With perfect scores in categories such as Hospital Leadership, Enough Qualified Nurses, Specialty-trained ICU Doctors, Safe Medication Administration and Working Together to Prevent Errors, White Plains Hospital has shown that its commitment to safety continues to be unwavering, even in crisis.
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