Awards and Recognition | White Plains Hospital

Awards and Recognition

The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval

White Plains Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval. This comprehensive evaluation measures the quality and safety standards of the hospital. The organization looks at the safety of patients, effectiveness of the treatment provided, and the environment of care. The Joint Commission is an independent, nonprofit organization, and is the nation’s predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in healthcare. Learn more here.

Magnet Recognition Program®

Recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Consumers rely on Magnet designation as the ultimate credential for high quality nursing. We are proud to be a Magnet Hospital.

Joint Commission Top Performer

White Plains Hospital was recognized for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for the following conditions – heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.

Outstanding Achievement Award for Cancer Care

Our cancer program is just one of 79 in the nation in 2012 to be recognized by the Commission of Cancer of the American College of Surgeons for achieving excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients. The CoC surveys programs every three years.

Commission on Cancer Accreditation

Recognizes cancer programs that achieve excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients.

Healthgrades® – Outstanding Patient Experience Award™

Named among the top 5% in the nation for Outstanding Patient Experience in 2014! White Plains Hospital was identified as providing outstanding performance in the delivery of positive experiences for patients during their hospital stay, according to Healthgrades®, a leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

Consumer Choice Award

We’re proud to be a 12-time recipient of the Consumer Choice Award, which identifies hospitals that healthcare consumers have chosen as having the highest quality and image throughout the U.S. Winners are determined by consumer perceptions on multiple quality and image ratings collected in a Market Insights survey.

American Diabetes Association’s Recognition for a Quality Diabetes Self-Management Education Program

This recognition assures that our educational programs meet the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs and have knowledgeable health professionals who can provide participants with comprehensive information in order to facilitate diabetes self-care.

American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

Once again, recognized for our commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted guidelines.

American Association of Critical Care Nurses Beacon Award for Excellence

This award recognizes and acclaims acute and critical care nursing units that achieve the highest quality outcomes.

Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR)

This designation is awarded to breast imaging centers that achieve excellence by seeking and earning accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy.

National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

Given to centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance.

Charles A. Mastronardi Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Designated as Level III by the New York State DOH

Level III is the highest accreditation possible for a community hospital perinatal center and signifies that White Plains Hospital operates a neonatal intensive care unit and is equipped to provide perinatal care services for patients requiring increasingly complex treatment.

Nurses Improving Care for Health System Elders (NICHE) Designation

NICHE designation recognizes a strong dedication in hospitals to geriatric nursing care and demonstrates organizational commitment and continued progress in improving quality, enhancing patient and family experience, and supporting hospitals’ efforts to serve their communities.

Stroke Center Designation

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) recognizes White Plains Hospital for the Hospital’s specific capabilities to treat complex stroke diagnoses and requires stroke patients to be brought to the designated hospitals in an emergency. WPH was the first community Hospital in Westchester to receive this designation in 2005.

Women’s Choice Award for America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience (2011-2013)

The honorable achievement is awarded to outstanding hospitals for creating an extraordinary patient experience for women and families. Hospitals earn the award based on their exceptional patient satisfaction ratings.


In addition to the previously mentioned accreditations and designations, White Plains Hospital is certified by the New York State Department of Health (DOH), approved by the New York State Department of Mental Hygiene, and accredited by the American College of Radiology and American Committee of the College of American Pathologists.