Awards and Recognition | White Plains Hospital

Awards and Recognition

Healthgrades® – Outstanding Patient Experience Award™

A repeated recipient of the Outstanding Patient Experience Award™,  White Plains Hospital was identified as achieving 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.

U.S. News & World Report - Best Regional Hospital

U.S. News & World Report has once again recognized White Plains Hospital as a Best Regional Hospital for 2016/2017. The Hospital was named highest on the list among Westchester hospitals, #15 both in the state and in the metro area and received high performance rankings in several key clinical areas: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, heart failure, colon cancer surgery, lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), orthopedics, neurology and neurosurgery.

Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals

White Plains Hospital is the only hospital in New York to be named to Soliant Health’s list of Top 20 Beautiful Hospitals, and was voted the 8th most beautiful in the U.S.

CEO Cancer Gold Standard™

The Hospital has been recognized for its extraordinary commitment to the health of its employees and their families through the provision of ample opportunities to reduce cancer risk as well as extensive support during and after a cancer diagnosis. To earn Gold Standard accreditation, an employer must take concrete actions in five key areas, including: reducing cancer risk through reduction of tobacco use; promoting physical activity and nutrition; offering access to health insurance that supports cancer screening and prevention; promoting employee awareness of these initiatives; and supporting cancer survivors in the workplace.

Women’s Choice Award® as an America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care

This award signifies a commitment and passion towards an extraordinary healthcare experience for all patients through the Hospital’s cancer program, meeting the highest cancer care accreditation standards of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, as well as for their excellence in clinical performance with regard to patient safety measures, and for their high recommendation rate, a measure that is very important to women in choosing a hospital.

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.

Outstanding Achievement Award for Cancer Care

White Plains Hospital is one of a select group of only 23 U.S. healthcare facilities with accredited cancer programs to receive this national honor in 2015. The Outstanding Achievement Award for Cancer Care is awarded 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.

MBSAQIP Accredited Center

White Plains Hospital's bariatric surgical center has been accredited as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). White Plains Hospital is one of only 2 hospitals in Westchester to receive the accreditation.

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.

Women’s Choice Award® as an America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics

This evidence-based designation is the only award that identifies the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction, clinical excellence, and what women say they want from a hospital. We are proud to be a 2015 recipient.

Women’s Choice Award® as an America’s Best Breast Centers

All awarded centers have met the high standards of the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) and carry the Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) seal from the American College of Radiology. They also have above average patient recommendation ratings according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Lung Cancer Screening Center Designation

The American College of Radiology (ACR) Lung Cancer Screening Center designation is a voluntary program that recognizes facilities that have committed to practice safe, effective diagnostic care for individuals at the highest risk for lung cancer.

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. Learn More Here.

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.