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Awards and Recognition

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 American College of Radiologynationwide 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.

U.S. News & World Report – Westchester’s Best Hospital 

White Plains Hospital was again named a Best Regional Hospital by 
U.S. News & World White Plains Hospital was again named a best regional hospital by U.S. News & WorldReport – the only hospital in Westchester to receive this recognition. The Hospital is ranked #22 in the nation for gynecology, and achieved high-performance ratings in seven other clinical specialties, including gastroenterology and GI surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and lung surgery, urology, heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Learn more about our ranking at 

Healthgrades® – Outstanding Patient Experience Award™

A 2019 recipient of the Outstanding Patient Experience Award™,   Outstanding Patient Experience Award 2018White Plains Hospital is among the top 10% of hospitals nationwide recognized for 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.  This is the fourth time the Hospital achieved the award in (2014, 2016, 2018, and 2019).

Leapfrog – Hospital Safety Grade

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade2019White Plains Hospital’s dedication to the highest level of patient care and safety earns an “A” from the Leapfrog Group, a nationally recognized advocate for transparency in healthcare. The group grades hospitals based on their success in preventing errors, accidents and infections. Ranked among the safest hospitals in the nation, White Plains was the only hospital in Westchester County to earn the top 2019 Spring Safety Grade.

The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval®

Stroke Cert for Awards2019—White Plains Hospital is 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 its community.

Magnet Recognition Program®

Magnet Recognition Program®

2016White Plains Hospital (WPH) has twice been designated (2012 and 2016) as a Magnet organization by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association. Magnet designation is the highest and most prestigious international distinction a healthcare organization can receive for nursing excellence, and the ultimate credential for high-quality nursing. Hospitals must complete a rigorous evaluation process and site visit every four years in order to achieve and maintain the designation.

Great Place to Work Award

great place to work award 2019

White Plains Hospital was officially recognized as a Great Place to Work for 2019-2020. 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.

Women’s Choice Award® - America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience

Women's Choice Award® – America's Best Hospitals for Patient Experience2017—White Plains Hospital has been named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience by the Women’s Choice Award®. The Hospital is a repeat recipient of this honor, being recognized first in 2011. The methodology used to select White Plains ​Hospital for the award is unique in that it evaluates specific Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey results along with primary research about women’s healthcare preferences.

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

Mission Lifeline Silver Award

2019—For the 14th  year in a row, WPH was recognized with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. This Award recognizes the Hospital’s success in ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. The Hospital also attained the Association’s Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll.  Also from the American Heart Association in 2018, the Hospital earned the Mission: Lifeline® Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. 

CEO Cancer Gold Standard™

CEO Cancer Gold Standard™2019—The 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.

American Association of Critical Care Nurses Beacon Award for Excellence

American Association of Critical Care Nurses Beacon Award for Excellence2017—The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) has recognized White Plains Hospital with several Beacon awards for nursing excellence. 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, three-level award with a gold, silver or bronze designation meet national criteria consistent with Magnet Recognition, the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and the National Quality Healthcare Award. In 2017, the White Plains Hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) were recognized with bronze-level and gold-level awards, respectively. White Plains Hospital is a repeated recipient of the Beacon award; the ICU having first received it in 2014, and the Cardiac Care Unit (CCU) in 2016.

Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals

Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals2016—White Plains Hospital was 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.

The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval

The Joint Commission Gold Seal of ApprovalWhite 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 here.

National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

National Accreditation Program for Breast CentersGiven 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.  The Hospital was accredited as a National Breast Center by the NAPBC in 2012, 2015 and 2018.

Commission on Cancer Accreditation

Commission on Cancer AccreditationRecognizes cancer programs that achieve excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients.

MBSAQIP Accredited Center

MBSAQIP Accredited CenterWhite 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.

Lung Cancer Screening Center Designation

Lung Cancer Screening Center DesignationThe 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.

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.

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

Nurses Improving Care for Health System Elders (NICHE) DesignationNICHE 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.

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.

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