White Plains Hospital Named One of Best General Hospitals in Nation for 3rd Year in a Row
White Plains Hospital has once again been named a Top General Hospital by the Leapfrog Group. This is the third consecutive year the Hospital has been recognized as one of the highest-performing hospitals in the nation – making it one of 115 in the United States and one of just two hospitals in New York state to receive this distinction.
According to the Leapfrog Group, Top Hospitals have higher quality maternity care, lower infection rates, and better systems in place to prevent medication errors, among other laudable qualities. To be eligible for consideration, Hospitals must meet the high standards defined in the Top Hospital Methodology, including receiving an “A” in the most recent round of Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grade. White Plains Hospital has received 8 consecutive “A’s,” including the most recent ranking in November.
“We are extremely proud to be consistently named among the top hospitals in the country,” said Dr. Rafael Torres, Chief Quality Officer at White Plains Hospital. “This accolade validates our commitment to providing patients with quality care and serves as another testament to the dedication of our entire staff to the highest patient outcomes.”
Recognition as a Leapfrog Top Hospital is the latest award for high-quality care that White Plains Hospital has received this year. In July, it became one of just eight hospitals in New York state to receive a five-star quality rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) — the highest distinction offered by that federal agency.
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information, they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.
White Plains Hospital is a proud member of the Montefiore Health System, serving as its tertiary hub of advanced care in the Hudson Valley. The Hospital 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 and The William & Sylvia Silberstein Neonatal & Maternity Center. The Hospital’s Flanzer Emergency Department is the busiest in Westchester County. White Plains Hospital performs lifesaving emergency and elective angioplasty in its Joan and Alan Herfort, MD, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Marie Promuto Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and in 2021, the Hospital formally launched its cardiac surgery program with its first-ever open-heart surgery in partnership with world-class cardiac surgeons from Montefiore Einstein. White Plains Hospital has outpatient medical facilities across Westchester, including multispecialty practices in Armonk, New Rochelle, Somers and Yorktown Heights; and Scarsdale Medical Group locations in Harrison and Scarsdale.