When it comes to routine as well as emergency cardiac care, White Plains Hospital has an exceptional full-service cardiology program including a wide range of cardiovascular services to both outpatients and inpatients. Offering expert cardiologists, the latest interventional and non-invasive diagnostic tools, rapid emergency treatment of heart attack patients, and two cardiac catheterization labs, White Plains Hospital is known throughout the region as a destination for top-quality and lifesaving cardiac care.
White Plains Hospital opened the Joan and Alan Herfort, M.D. Cardiac Catheterization Lab in 2008 and, in 2010, began performing emergency angioplasty. In late 2015, the Hospital proudly opened the second catheterization lab, the Marie Promuto Cardiac Cath Lab with state-of-the-art equipment to better meet the demand of the growing number of patients who are in need of interventional and emergency angioplasty, device implants and other procedures.
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When it comes to emergency treatment of a heart attack, quick intervention is necessary to prevent permanent damage to heart muscle and function. In the White Plains Hospital emergency department, patients diagnosed with symptoms of a heart attack can be rushed upstairs to one of the Hospital's two cardiac catheterization laboratories. There, a team of interventional cardiologists, nurses, and cardiovascular technicians can perform an emergency angioplasty, a minimally invasive procedure which uses a catheter, balloons, and stents to re-open clogged coronary arteries. At White Plains Hospital, our “door-to-balloon time” remains consistently under one hour and is an exceptional quality measure that demonstrates the focus and talent of our staff in both the emergency room and the cath lab.
Cardiac Catheterization services at White Plains Hospital are under the direction of esteemed cardiologist Dr. Mark Greenberg, who is also the Director of Interventional Cardiology with the Montefiore Health System. Dr. Greenberg oversees all clinical operations of the catheterization laboratories at White Plains Hospital, which provided nearly 1,300 emergency and elective cardiac catheterizations in 2015.
When inpatient care is necessary, White Plains Hospital has an eight-bed Cardiac Care Unit staffed by cardiologists, pulmonary intensivists and critical care-trained registered nurses, as well as a Cardiac Step-Down Unit. Cardiologists provide much of the direct care and all of the oversight for our wide range of programs in this specialty area.
In 2013, the Joint Commission recognized White Plains Hospital as a Top Performer for Key Quality Measures® in care for heart attack and heart failure, as well as surgical care and pneumonia.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) named White Plains Hospital as the only hospital in Westchester--and one of just four in New York State--with better than national mortality rates for heart failure.
To learn more about the Hospital’s accolades and recognitions, visit our Awards and Recognitions page.