White Plains, NY (August 2, 2016) – 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 and #15 both in the state and in the metro area, out of a total of nearly 250 hospitals in New York rated by U.S. News & World Report. This is up from their ranking of #16 and #18, respectively in 2015/2016. The Hospital also received high performance rankings in several key clinical areas: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, heart failure, colon cancer surgery, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), orthopedics, neurology and neurosurgery.
Michael Palumbo, M.D., Medical Director and Executive Vice President at White Plains Hospital commented, “This is a powerful validation of our continuous and very diligent efforts in providing exceptional health care, every day, to the people of our community.” He continued, “As our hospital has grown and our clinical services have expanded alongside our developing partnership with the Montefiore Health System, we are proud to maintain a dedicated focus on quality, safety and positive clinical outcomes, and to be bringing a more advanced level of care to Westchester County.”
Recognizing those hospitals that are not nationally ranked, Best Regional Hospitals provides patients performance information on their local general medical-surgical hospitals. To be ranked, specific criteria must be met, which was updated in 2016/17. The rankings are based on a rigorous U.S. News methodology which factors in a hospital's performance in areas such as patient survival, patient safety and care-related factors such as nursing, technology and patient services, as well as reputation.
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 Center for Cancer Care, 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 nearly 57,000 visits a year. White Plains Hospital performs lifesaving emergency and elective angioplasty in its Joan and Alan Herfort, M.D. Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Marie Promuto Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. White Plains Hospital also has outpatient medical facilities in Armonk and New Rochelle. 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 and 2016, White Plains Hospital received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades®, given to only 10% of hospitals nationwide. White Plains Hospital is a proud member of the Montefiore Health System.
For additional information, visit http://www.wphospital.org.