New Facilities Support Hospital’s Most Important Caregivers— Patient Families and Staff
Ribbon Cutting to be Held Monday, November 20th at 11:00 AM Dignitaries, Hospital Staff Will Attend
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (November 20, 2017)—White Plains Hospital will unveil its new facility, 20,300 square feet of space at the center of the Hospital, from floors 3 to 6, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony to be held on November 20th on the Hospital’s third floor. This new space was designed by Perkins Eastman Architects and complements the Hospital’s ongoing campus modernization and renovation, including the newly expanded Center for Cancer Care, completed in 2016, and the Hospital’s new lobby, completed in 2015. Approximately 200,000 square feet have been renovated or added to the Hospital since 2015.
Now, with White Plains Hospital’s new Central Clinical Services addition (CCS), the Hospital’s most important caregivers—patient families and staff—will have the comfortable, serene space they need to support and care for their loved ones and their patients.
“Our new Central Clinical Services addition represents our commitment to our most valuable asset, our exceptional employees, and our constant focus on providing the best possible experience for our patients and families,” explains Susan Fox, President and CEO of White Plains Hospital. “We are dedicated to constantly enhancing patient care, and our Central Clinical Services areas will help meet the needs of the families and staff who are our patients’ critical support systems.”
Third Floor Patient and Family Area: For patients and families, a spacious and bright waiting area on the 3rd floor will serve all of the procedure areas, including the two catheterization labs, interventional radiology suite, and the intensive care unit, as well as several of the Hospital’s operating rooms. The layout also keeps hospital activity and patients “behind the scenes,” securing their privacy once they’ve entered procedure areas.
Fourth & Fifth Floor Family Areas: A new family lounge area features a sleek design and warm, earthy palettes, creating an aesthetically pleasing spot for families to take a break when needed. Waiting areas also offer WIFI access, multiple outlets for computers, and charging stations.
“When someone comes to the Hospital for a procedure, it’s an anxious time,” notes Leigh Anne McMahon, Senior Vice President for Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer. “Our new waiting areas help create a sense of calm. They mirror the design aesthetic that’s been applauded in our newly renovated lobby and expanded Center for Cancer Care.”
Fifth Floor Staff Area: Large, sleek, comfortable lounges on the 5th floor will bring staff from different units together, while offering comfortable seating and a “quiet room” with lounger chairs, privacy dividers and dim lighting for staff to recharge during their shifts. The new space will also include a lactation room for working moms, and locker rooms and showers for staff. “I’ve been at White Plains Hospital for 32 years, and it’s understood that if there’s a storm, our staff will stay here to take care of their patients,” said Ms. McMahon. “Having dedicated support space for our nursing staff is not only important for us as an employer, it is crucial to providing outstanding patient care.”
Sixth Floor Parent Area: The Hospital’s 6th floor is home to its Labor and Delivery and Maternity Units and the Level III Charles A. Mastronardi Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The Central Clinical Services space now features a waiting area and a suite of three bedrooms that give NICU parents whose babies may require an extended stay in the NICU the option to stay overnight when needed.
“For newly discharged moms, or for moms outside the community whose babies were transferred here for our advanced care, this space offers much-needed comfort during a stressful time,” notes Ms. McMahon.
The new construction project is part of White Plains Hospital’s ongoing modernization, which has included extensive campus renovations, the addition of satellite offices, and the acquisition of new specialist practices. With locations across Westchester County, White Plains Hospital's footprint now extends from New Rochelle to Mount Kisco.
About White Plains Hospital
White Plains Hospital (WPH) is a proud member of the Montefiore Health System, serving as its tertiary hub of advanced care in the Hudson Valley. 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 60,000 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 has outpatient medical facilities across Westchester, including multispecialty practices in Armonk and New Rochelle; and Scarsdale Medical Group locations in Harrison and Scarsdale. 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 received Magnet® designation in 2012 and 2016 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. For additional information, visit http://www.wphospital.org.