Awards and Recognition

U.S. News & World Report – Best Regional Hospital

Once again named a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News World & Report for 2021/22,White Plains Hospital is the only Hospital in Westchester to receive this accolade for three consecutive years (2019-2021). The Hospital achieved high-performance ratings for an array of advanced medical specialties, including: back surgery, colon cancer surgery, lung cancer surgery, and care for conditions like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart attack, heart disease, kidney failure, pneumonia , and stroke. Learn more about our ranking at usnews.com.

Healthgrades® Outstanding Patient Experience Award™

A 2021 recipient of the Outstanding Patient Experience Award™, White 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 sixth time the Hospital achieved the award (2014, 2016, 2018-2021).

Leapfrog – Hospital Safety Grade

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade2021—For the fifth time in a row, White Plains Hospital’s dedication to the highest level of patient care and safety earned it 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 remained the only hospital in Westchester County to earn the top Safety Grade again.

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.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services(CMS)

CMS-Carousel.pngWhite Plains Hospital is the only hospital in Westchester to earn 4 stars from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in both the Overall Star Rating and Patience Experience Star Rating. Stars are awarded to healthcare institutions for excelling across 5 areas of quality, including safety of care, mortality, readmission, patient experience and timely and effective care.

Great Place to Work Award

great place to work award 2019White 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.

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.

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

For the second year in a row, White Plains Hospital has been named a 2020 PressGaney 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 health care. The annual award honors health facilities that have consistently sustained performance in the top 5% of all Press Ganey clients nationally for one year

National Accredited Program for Rectal Cancer

Leapfrog Hospital Safety GradeWhite 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 16 hospitals in the country to be accredited for their commitment towards excellence in the care of Rectal Cancer, and one of just two in New York, White Plains 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.

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

2021 - For the 16th 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: Stroke Elite Honor Roll for meeting stroke quality measures that reduce the time between a patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster tissue plasminogen activator (tPA).

American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® Gold Achievement Award

2021 – White Plains Hospital, a leader in cardiac care in the Hudson Valley,
has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® Gold Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures to treat patients who suffer severe heart attacks. White Plains Hospital’s “door-to-balloon time” for the treatment of an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) 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 our cardiac catheterization labs.

American Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines®-Silver Plus Award for Heart Failure and Diabetes

2021 - White Plains Hospital was recognized for its commitment to ensuring 
heart failure patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines founded in the latest scientific evidence as a recipient of the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Heart Failure Silver Plus Award with Target: Heart Failure and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Quality Achievement Award.
 

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

The Joint Commission Gold Seal of ApprovalWhite 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 College of Radiology (ACR)

American College of RadiologyThe 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.

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 White Plains Hospital 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 White Plains Hospital 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.

Nurses Improving Care for Health System Elders (NICHE) Designation

2021—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. NICHE is the premier program indicating a hospital's commitment to excellence in the care of patients 65 years and older.

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.

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.

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 Excellence2021 - 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. 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 White Plains Hospital Intensive Care Unit 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 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.

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.