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Money - Best Hospitals 2024

White Plains Hospital has been named one of the country’s Best Hospitals in the inaugural Money (formerly Money Magazine) national rankings. The Hospital is one of just 115 in the nation – as well as one of only seven in New York state, and the only hospital in Westchester County – to be included.

World's Best Hospitals 2023

White Plains Hospital has recently been named as one of the top hospitals in the United States by Newsweek. According to the magazine's World's Best Hospitals 2023 ranking, White Plains is one of just 10 hospitals in New York, and the only hospital in Westchester and Fairfield counties, to receive this honor.

Fortune—Best Workplaces in Health Care 2023

White Plains Hospital is the only Hospital in New York, and one of just 40 large companies (1,000+ employees) in the country to be named to Fortune media's Best Workplaces in Health Care. The Hospital was eligible for this honor following its certification as a “Great Place to Work” in 2023, a recognition it has received multiple times for meeting or exceeding national benchmarks for employee satisfaction.

Best Workplaces in NY

White Plains Hospital is the only Hospital in New York, and one of just 26 large companies (1,000+ employees) based in the state to be named to Fortune media's Best Workplaces in New York list. The Hospital was eligible for this honor following its certification as a “Great Place to Work” in 2022, a recognition it has received multiple times for meeting or exceeding national benchmarks for employee satisfaction.

Great Place to Work

White Plains Hospital was officially recognized again as a Great Place to Work for 2023-2024. The Great Place to Work certification is awarded to a select group of organizations that meet or exceed a national benchmark for employee satisfaction, based on the results of an extensive confidential survey on leadership effectiveness, respect, fairness and employee pride in their organization and community.

The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval

White Plains Hospital has repeatedly earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval. This comprehensive evaluation measures the quality and safety standards of hospitals. 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 about the quality report.

Most Beautiful Hospitals in the U.S.

In 2023, White Plains Hospital was the only Hospital in New York to be named to Soliant Health’s list of Top 20 Beautiful Hospitals, ranking as the fourth most beautiful in the U.S.

LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Top Performer

White Plains Hospital has been designated an "LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Top Performer" in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 15th annual Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) for implementing a number of policies and practices dedicated to the equitable treatment and inclusion of LGBTQ+ patients, visitors and employees.

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With the Guidelines® – Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award

In 2023, White Plains Hospital received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get with The Guidelines® – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for the 18th consecutive year for providing stroke patients with the most appropriate treatment, according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines. In addition, the Hospital received “Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite” and “Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll” citations.

American Heart Association Get With the Guidelines® – Heart Failure Gold Plus Achievement Award

In 2023, White Plains Hospital was recognized with the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Get with The Guidelines® – Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for following up-to-date, research-based guidelines for the treatment of heart failure, as well as “Target: Heart Failure” and “Target: Type 2 Diabetes” Honor Roll citations.

Mission: Lifeline® STEMI Receiving Gold Achievement Award

In 2023, White Plains Hospital received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® STEMI Receiving Gold Achievement Award for providing rapid, research-based care to patients experiencing ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) heart attacks.

The American Heart Association (AHA)—Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol™ Program Gold Award

White Plains Hospital has received the American Heart Association's Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol™ Gold award in recognition of its commitment to reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke through improved cholesterol management. The American Heart Association recognizes hospitals that report an exceptional >70% appropriate statin therapy use throughout their patient population.

American Medical Association—Target: BP Gold+

In 2023, White Plains Hospital was recognized by the American Heart Association and American Medical Association for its commitment to improving blood pressure (BP) control rates, earning the organizations' top Gold Plus-level award. The Gold Plus award recognizes healthcare organizations that demonstrate a commitment to measurement accuracy and in which high blood pressure is controlled in 70% or more of the affected adult patients.

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. The Hospital was the first community hospital in Westchester to receive this designation in 2005.

The 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.

The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval®

In 2019, White Plains Hospital was the first hospital in Westchester to receive The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. Advanced Certification is awarded to hospitals that demonstrate ongoing commitment to providing a higher standard of care for stroke patients in their community.

Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award for Patient Experience in Neonatal Intensive Care

For the third year in a row, White Plains Hospital has been named a 2021 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award winner for Patient Experience in Neonatal Intensive Care. The Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award is a nationally recognized symbol of achievement in healthcare. The annual award honors health facilities that have consistently sustained performance in the top 5% of all Press Ganey clients nationally for one year.

CEO Cancer Gold Standard™

In 2019, White Plains Hospital was once again 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.

Commission on Cancer Accreditation

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

National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

This is 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. White Plains Hospital was accredited as a National Breast Center by the NAPBC in 2012, 2015, 2018 and 2022.

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.

National Accredited Program for Rectal Cancer

White Plains Hospital was awarded a three-year accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons. As one of five hospitals in New York to be accredited for their commitment toward excellence in the care of rectal cancer, the Hospital demonstrated compliance with the NAPRC standards that look at program management, clinical services and quality improvement to ensure that rectal cancer patients receive appropriate care using a multidisciplinary approach.

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.

American College of Radiology (ACR)

The Advanced Imaging & Radiology Department at White Plains Hospital was awarded the highest level of imaging achievement by the American College of Radiology (ACR). As an accredited Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence (DICOE) and Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE), White Plains Hospital is among the top 8% of facilities nationwide to be recognized for its outstanding diagnostic imaging care to its patients. ACR's accreditation reflects excellence at multiple levels, from professional staff, technology, policies and procedures, and is granted every three years following a rigorous assessment.

Accreditation Council of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM)

The White Plains Hospital Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) Department was awarded re-accreditation in Obstetrics and Detailed Fetal Anatomic Survey from the Ultrasound Practice Accreditation Council of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). This special certification indicates the Hospital's adherence to nationally recognized standards in the performance and interpretation of diagnostic ultrasound examinations, notwithstanding its commitment to clinical excellence and the highest quality patient care.

Emergency Nurses Association—2023-2026 Lantern Award

White Plains Hospital's Emergency Department, and specifically ED nurses, were recognized by the Emergency Nurses Association for exceptional and innovative performance in leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research. White Plains Hospital is 1 of 7 in New York and 53 in the world this year to receive this 3-year designation.

Age Friendly Health System Award

White Plains Hospital was recently recognized as a Level 2 Age Friendly Health System, the highest designation available, by the Age Friendly Health Systems initiative. This recognition is based on a review of three months of data following the implementation of an age-friendly care program on Unit 5F guided by the “4Ms” of evidence-based care - What Matters, Medication, Mentation, and Mobility

Nurses Improving Care for Health System Elders (NICHE) Designation

White Plains Hospital has once again been recognized for its commitment to the quality care of older adults by NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders), earning Exemplar status for 2022. NICHE is the premier program indicating a hospital's commitment to excellence in the care of patients 65 years and older.

Transition to Practice Nurse Residency Program—Accreditation With Distinction

The White Plains Hospital Transition to Practice Program is designed to instill confidence and help new nurses develop competence as they transition to the practice setting, as well as standardize orientation and stabilize retention.

The Transition to Practice Nurse Residency Program is accredited with distinction as a Practice Transition Program by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation in Practice Transition Programs.

The current sites included in this accreditation with distinction designation are:

  1. White Plains Hospital.

The current workplace settings included in this accreditation with distinction designation are:

  1. Medical-Surgical.
  2. Step Down.

The Transition to Practice Nurse Residency Program is recognized by the ANCC Practice Transition Accreditation Program® (PTAP) as an Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAP).

Learn more about our Transition to Practice Program.

American Association of Critical Care Nurses Beacon Award for Excellence

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) has once again recognized White Plains Hospital with the gold-level Beacon award for nursing excellence in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Cardiac Care Unit (CCU) units for 2021. The Beacon Award recognizes unit caregivers who successfully improve patient outcomes and align practices with AACN's six Healthy Work Environment Standards. Units that earn this three-year award meet national criteria consistent with Magnet Recognition, the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and the National Quality Healthcare Award. In 2017, the Hospital's Intensive Care Unit and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) were recognized with bronze-level and gold-level awards, respectively. The Hospital is a repeated recipient of the Beacon award; the ICU having first received it in 2014, and the CCU in 2016.

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.

Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery

White Plains Hospital was one of just 101 hospitals nationwide – out of over 2,200 surveyed – to be named to Money's Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery list, published in 2022. To qualify for the list, eligible hospitals were required to meet criteria specific to bariatric surgery, as detailed here.

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). The Hospital is one of only two hospitals in Westchester to receive the accreditation.

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.

International Baby-Friendly® Designation

White Plains Hospital earned the International Baby-Friendly® designation from Baby-Friendly USA for achieving some of the highest standards of care for breastfeeding mothers and babies. The program, which is administered by the World Health Organization and UNICEF, supports hospitals in giving mothers information, confidence and the skills necessary to successfully breastfeed in the first days of a newborn's life. The Hospital is one of only three hospitals in the lower Hudson Valley and southern Connecticut to achieve the important designation.

Best Hospitals for Ethical Billing

Based upon data compiled by The Leapfrog Group, White Plains Hospital was one of just 259 hospitals nationwide – out of over 2,200 surveyed – to be named to Money's first-ever Best Hospitals for Ethical Billing list, published in 2022. To qualify for the list, eligible hospitals were required to carry an "A" or "B" letter grade on the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assessment for fall 2022; White Plains received its eight consecutive "A" during that period. Hospitals were also required to meet criteria specific to billing ethics, as detailed here.