Innovative software processes broader range of tests in less time
White Plains, N.Y. (March 9, 2023) – White Plains Hospital has opened a new, expanded laboratory powered by innovative technology to help facilitate faster diagnoses and treatment for patients. The laboratory’s new equipment strengthens the Hospital’s diagnostic capabilities and supports greater test and sample capacity with high throughput testing and redundancy.
Housed in the newly renovated laboratory are three state-of-the-art Atellica Solutions that are automated and have twice the storage capacity than previous models. These chemistry and immunoassay platforms streamline the laboratory’s current workflow and allow for the expansion of the Hospital’s future testing needs. In Anatomic Pathology, new tissue stainers were acquired to aid pathologists in returning diagnoses faster. The laboratory has also implemented point-of-care analyzers in many of the procedural care areas and operating rooms to provide critical data quickly.
“Our laboratory’s new offerings reduce turnaround times, expand our testing capacity and decrease the need for technical intervention in the department, all of which position us to seamlessly support our clinical teams,” said Dr. Baljit Singh, Director of Pathology at White Plains Hospital. “With the advent of precision medicine, laboratory tests are integral to modern patient care and accurate testing has taken center stage in providing optimal care for our patients.”
As the fifth-largest hospital-based laboratory in New York state, White Plains Hospital’s Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology processes more than four million tests annually. It is certified by the Association for the Advancement of Blood and Biotherapies and accredited by the College of American Pathologists for its commitment to excellence, quality and patient safety.
The new lab builds upon the momentum of several new developments at the Hospital to provide patients with the most comprehensive advanced care, including its modern and expanded Intensive Care Unit, and the Montefiore Einstein Cardiac Surgery Program at White Plains Hospital, which is now in its second year providing lifesaving open-heart surgery.
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. White Plains Hospital has outpatient medical facilities across Westchester, including multispecialty practices in Armonk, Larchmont, New Rochelle, Rye Brook, Somers and Yorktown Heights; and Scarsdale Medical Group locations in Harrison and Scarsdale.
The Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and 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 its third Magnet® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a distinction held by only two percent of hospitals in the country. White Plains Hospital has consistently received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades®, 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.