This Westchester Hospital Is One of the Best in the Country

Plus Robert Astorino’s redux.

White Plains Hospital’s operating room. Courtesy of White Plains Hospital [Harrison Edwards].

A leading Westchester medical center garners national acclaim, with not one, but multiple top rankings on best hospitals lists.

Out of 148 hospitals in the nation, and four in New York State, White Plains Hospital was the only one in Westchester County to make Money’s National Best Hospitals list.

“It is an honor to be listed among the best hospitals in the country,” says White Plains Hospital President and CEO Susan Fox.

If you’re wondering how each hospital earned its spot on the list, we’re here to tell you. Leapfrog Group, a healthcare non-profit, has been assessing hospitals for over 20 years. It assembled more than 2,200 hospitals for the inaugural Best Hospital List, then began narrowing it down.

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After retrieving data from 39 performance metrics, Leapfrog reviewed each hospital’s data across seven categories. The categories include inpatient care management, adult and pediatric complex surgeries, pediatric care, medication safety, maternity care, outpatient procedures, and infections.

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White Plains Hospital exterior. Courtesy of White Plains Hospital [Harrison Edwards].
It’s no surprise that White Plains Hospital made it into the mix after receiving its seventh consecutive “A” letter grade from the Leapfrog Group for patient safety. Letter grades are rewarded to hospitals based on their Leapfrog hospital safety assessment conducted in the fall of 2021. For a hospital to even be considered a part of the list, it must receive an A.

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As if that wasn’t exciting enough, White Plains Hospital has also been recognized by the U.S News & World Report as a Best Regional Hospital in 2022/23. It is the only hospital in the county to do so for four years in a row.

“We continue to invest in our community as a way to provide local patients with access to world-class physicians, state-of-the-art technology, and an array of advanced programs and services that were historically only available outside out region,” Fox notes.

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On top of that, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) gave the hospital a five-star hospital rating, which is the highest distinction given by the CMS. White Plains Hospital is the only hospital in Westchester to receive this high of a rating.

WPH staff. Courtesy of White Plains Hospital [Harrison Edwards]
“The CMS ratings are an important resource for patients and families when determining where to seek care, and receiving this top rating reflects the countless efforts made every day to make our hospital the safest and most trusted provider of quality care in the region,” says Dr. Michael Palumbo, the Chief Medical Officer at White Plains Hospital.

Looking ahead, White Plains Hospital has exciting news for the community. This summer it will unveil a biplane angiography suite for staff to administer breakthrough treatment for stroke patients in addition to other procedures.

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