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White Plains Hospital Ranks High In Patient Safety

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — For the first time, White Plains Hospital was recognized as a top hospital in New York in the annual U.S. News and World Report 2012 Best Hospitals edition released in July.

Among hospitals in New York and the New York metropolitan area, White Plains Hospital ranked 34th and 40th , respectively.

The publication surveyed about 10,000 specialists and considered data collected by the American Hospital Association, including death rates, patient safety and hospital reputation, from 5,000 hospitals.

The American Hospital Association compiles data on all U.S. hospitals through an annual survey, and also collects it from other sources.

U.S. News and World Report then ranked the best hospitals in 16 clinical areas, including geriatrics and gynecology – the two areas for which White Plains Hospital was recognized. White Plains Hospital was one of 148 to be nationally ranked in one or more specialties.

Based on a peer nomination process, 112 physicians on staff spanning 40 specialities were named as top doctors.

"To be recognized as one of U.S. News and World Report's Best Hospitals is another affirmation that our mission of providing exceptional care every day is upheld without compromise," said Jon Schandler, president and CEO of White Plains Hospital.

The general medical and surgical hospital scored high in patient safety, demonstrating commitment to reducing accidents and medical mistakes, such as major bleeding and incisions reopening after surgery.

The 292-bed facility had 14,757 admissions and 143,998 outpatient visits, and administered 2,013 births in the latest year for which data were available.

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