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White Plains Hospital Recognized for Corporate Innovation From Plug and Play Health

December 1, 2021

Hospital receives national award for providing patients with access to state-of-the-art solutions to better monitor and manage their health

White Plains, NY (November 18, 2021) White Plains Hospital announced today that is has been awarded the Corporate Innovation Award for 2021 from Plug and Play Health.

Plug and Play Health is a leading health tech accelerator based in Silicon Valley. Its platform connects “forward-thinking corporations” with startups that are influencing health care industries. The Corporate Innovation Award was given to White Plains Hospital for demonstrating a commitment to expanding its innovation culture and cultivating new relationships with startups to create technologies and implement programs that increase access to health care and better serve its patients.

“We are grateful for this recognition from Plug and Play Health,” said Jonathan Bandel, Chief Innovation Officer of White Plains Hospital.  “Innovation has been a key driver for White Plains Hospital, especially throughout the pandemic. We have not only been able to augment traditional models of care, but tailor them so they meet the unique needs of our patients and our healthcare professionals.” 

White Plains Hospital, through its subsidiary East Post Road Ventures, partnered with several startup companies from the Plug and Play network to test new medical technologies that help patients monitor and manage their health more effectively.

Bandel added, “Partnering with startups in the digital health and medical device space has given us access to newly developed equipment and tools such as wearable devices for passive remote patient monitoring, at home urinalysis testing, medication adherence devices, and artificial intelligence algorithms to identify patterns in large data sets to improve management of chronically ill patients and enhance the patient experience.”


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 2015 and 2013. The Hospital received Magnet® designation in 2012 and 2016 from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). 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 2021, White Plains Hospital received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades® for the sixth time and was the only Hospital in Westchester to be awarded with an A Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group for the 5th consecutive time.