5 Healthcare Accolades for Westchester’s Hospitals

Westchester’s medical centers get high praise for levels of assistance.



As Westchester residents are well aware, one among many lifestyle assets at our disposal is convenient access to major medical centers providing state-of-the-art care. But don’t take our word for it—here is just a handful of the many recent accolades received by hospitals in the area.

1. In its 2013-2014 “Best Hospitals” rankings, U.S. News & World Report named Northern Westchester Hospital among the “Best Regional Hospitals” in five specialties: urology, gynecology, geriatrics, orthopedics, and neurology. The magazine also ranked the renowned NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, which has a Westchester Division, fourth best in the country for psychiatric services, and called St. John’s Riverside Hospital a high performer in the fields of nephrology and orthopedics.

2. White Plains Hospital, which is doubling the size of its cancer program by renovating the Dickstein Cancer Treatment Center and constructing an adjoining six-story building (with completion expected in 2015), received the 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer and is also a nine-time winner of the Consumer Choice Award given by the National Research Corporation. (Its affiliate, Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville, is also undergoing expansion for improved cancer care.)

3. Westchester Medical Center has been the recent recipient of numerous honors, including repeated HealthGrades Cardiac Surgery and Bariatric Surgery excellence awards. HealthGrades has also singled out St. John’s Riverside to receive its 5-Star Award recognizing Excellence in Maternity Care for six years running.

4. Despite financial difficulties that precipitated a late 2013 takeover by New York City-based Montefiore Medical Center, Sound Shore Medical Center is one of only 307 hospitals in the country, one of 12 in New York State, and the first and only in Westchester to merit certification by The Joint Commission in both hip and knee joint replacements. The Sound Shore Health System includes not only the 252-bed Sound Shore Medical Center in New Rochelle but also the 196-bed Mount Vernon Hospital.

5. Recognizing the high level of care for stroke patients, Hudson Valley Hospital Center, Northern Westchester Hospital, Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, St. John’s Riverside Hospital, and White Plains Hospital have all received a “Gold Plus” Quality Achievement Award through the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association “Get With The Guidelines” program.

Heathcare Resources:

Westchester County Medical Society
wcms.org
914-967-9100

Westchester County Department of Health
westchestergov.com/health
914-813-5000

Westchester County Department of Social Services
http://socialservices.westchestergov.com
914-995-5000

General Hospitals
Hudson Valley Hospital Center
(Cortlandt Manor)
hvhc.org
914-737-9000

Lawrence Hospital Center (Bronxville)
lawrencehealth.org
914-787-1000

The Mount Vernon Hospital (Mount Vernon)
ssmc.org
914-664-8000

Northern Westchester Hospital (Mount Kisco)
nwhc.net
914-666-1200

Phelps Memorial Hospital (Sleepy Hollow)
phelpshospital.org
914-366-3000

Sound Shore Medical Center (New Rochelle)
ssmc.org
914-632-5000

St. John’s Riverside Hospital
riversidehealth.org
Andrus Pavilion (Yonkers)
914-964-4444
ParkCare Pavilion  (Yonkers) 914-964-7300
Dobbs Ferry Pavilion
(Dobbs Ferry)
914-693-0700

St. Joseph’s Medical Center (Yonkers)
saintjosephs.org
914-378-7000

Westchester Medical Center  (Valhalla)
westchestermedicalcenter.com
914-493-7000
Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital,
westchester
medicalcenter.com/mfch

White Plains Hospital Center (White Plains)
wphospital.org
914-681-0600

In Connecticut:
Greenwich Hospital
(Greenwich, CT)
greenhosp.org
203-863-3000

Psychiatric Hospitals
Four Winds Hospital (Katonah)
fourwindshospital.com
914-763-8151

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester Division (White Plains)
nyp.org/psychiatry
888-694-5700

St. Vincent’s Westchester (Harrison)
stvincents
westchester.org
914-925-5320

Other Hospital Facilities
Blythedale Children’s Hospital (Valhalla)
blythedale.org
914-592-7555

Burke Rehabilitation &
Research Hospital
(White Plains)
burke.org
914-597-2500

VA Hudson Valley Health Care (Montrose)
hudsonvalley.va.gov
914-737-4400