WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- White Plains Hospital received the Women’s Choice Award for America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care on Thursday, acknowledging the hospital's commitment and passion to helping patients, especially women battling the disease, through the their cancer program.
By carrying the Women’s Choice Award seal, White Plains Hospital joins an elite network of hospitals committed to the global mission of helping women make smart healthcare choices. This award is the latest of many awards and honors White Plains Hospital has received.
“Our hospital has an outstanding cancer program, and this award reflects our ongoing dedication to providing top-notch cancer care and recognizes our very high standards for excellence,” says Cynthia Chin, Director of Women’s Cancer Program Services and Thoracic Surgeon at White Plains Hospital.
According to the American Cancer Society, as of 2014, 1.6 million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with cancer each year. Nearly half of these are women. “The Women’s Choice Award seal serves as a validation to women that they are selecting the best hospitals for their own care and that of their family,” said Sharyn S. Lee, president of the Women’s Choice Healthcare Division.
White Plains Hospital is among the elite group of 331 hospitals who have earned the 2015 Women’s Choice Award. The award is given upon meeting the highest cancer care accreditation standards of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, as well as by displaying excellence in clinical performance, and for a high recommendation rate amongst former patients.