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White Plains Hospital Earns “Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®” Recognition from The Joint Commission

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Nov. 30, 2015) – White Plains Hospital has been recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.

White Plains Hospital was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2015 annual report America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia, Surgical Care, and Perinatal Care. White Plains Hospital is one of only 1,043 hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2014 Top Performer distinction, which is based on discharge data from 2014.

This is the second year in a row that White Plains Hospital has been recognized as a Top Performer. Last year, the Hospital was recognized for its performance on accountability measure data for Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia, and Surgical Care.

“White Plains Hospital patients expect top-notch care. We take great pride in providing that care, and we are committed to improving positive patient outcomes through evidence-based processes,” said Susan O’Boyle, RN MSN CPHQ, Vice President of Quality for White Plains Hospital. “White Plains Hospital is proud to be named a Top Performer once again, as it recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our entire staff.”

“Delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time is a cornerstone of high-quality health care. I commend the efforts of White Plains Hospital for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions,” said Mark R. Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, president and CEO, The Joint Commission.

To qualify as aTop Performer, hospitals had to meet performance criteria including:

  • Achieve cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures;
  • Achieve performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure with at least 30 denominator cases; and
  • Have at least one core measure set that had a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and within that measure set, achieve a performance rate of 95 percent or above on all applicable individual accountability measures.

For more information about the Top Performer program, visit
www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_performers.aspx.

About White Plains Hospital
White Plains Hospital (WPH) 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 Dickstein Cancer Center, 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, seeing over 55,000 visits a year. White Plains Hospital performs lifesaving emergency and elective angioplasty in its Joan and Alan Herfort, M.D. Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. 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 is also an eleven-time winner of the Consumer Choice Award, an honor given to the nation’s top hospitals by the National Research Corporation, and received Magnet® designation in 2012 from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). In 2014 White Plains Hospital received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades®, given to only 5% of hospitals nationwide. White Plains Hospital is a proud member of the Montefiore Health System For additional information, visit http://www.wphospital.org.

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