Accreditations & Awards

Best Hospitals 2013-14

US News Best Hospitals

U.S. News & World Report once again lists Northern Westchester Hospital among the "Best Hospitals 2013-14," indicating that NWH is highly proficient in serving the needs of our patients.  NWH has been  recognized by US News & World Report "Best Regional Hospitals" in five specialties:  Urology, Gynecology and Geriatrics, Orthopedics, and Neurology.


Magnet ® Recognition

Northern Westchester Hospital has received Magnet ® Recognition for excellence in nursing service and the overall quality of care provided to patients and the community.

We are proud to be the only Designated Planetree Hospital with Distinction that has achieved Magnet Recognition in the nation! The Magnet Program is recognized as the gold standard of nursing excellence. Currently, less than 400 of the more than 6,000 U.S. healthcare organizations have received this credential.


Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations 

Northern Westchester Hospital Joint Commission

Northern Westchester Hospital has received accreditation from the Joint Commission, an independent, not-for-profit organization that evaluates and accredits nearly 18,000 healthcare organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission Accreditation is recognized as a symbol of qulaity that reflects an organization's commitment to meeting stringent performance standards.


Northern Westchester Hospital Joint Commission Additionally, NWH was recognized as One of the Highest Quality Hospitals in the United States, and among the Top Performers on Key Quality Measures™ in the Joint Commission’s 2011 annual report.  NWH is the only hospital in Westchester County to be recognized as one of the "Highest Quality Hospitals in the US" and was among only 16 hospitals in NY State to receive this prestigious recognition. 

View the JC Annual Report and press release.  

Northern Westchester Hospital Planetree Hospital

Designated Planetree Patient-Centered Care Hospital

NWH is proud to receive two Spirit of Planetree, our healing environment, our integrative therapies and paths to wellbeing 

We at Northern Westchester Hospital are extremely proud to be one of the first five hospitals in the country to receive the prestigious recognition of Designated Planetree Patient-Centered Care Hospital with Distinction. NWH is also the first hospital in New York State to receive this designation, which is a strong endorsement of the expertise and humanity of the entire staff.


National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)

NWH National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

The Breast Institute at Northern Westchester Hospital has been granted a three-year full-accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.

This accreditation provides further affirmation of The Breast Institute at NWH’s clinical excellence in the New York metro area,

NAPBC-accreditation is granted only to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the best in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment and is able to comply with established NAPBC standards. Each center must undergo a rigorous evaluation and review its performance and compliance with the NAPBC standards. To maintain accreditation, centers must undergo an on-site review every three (3) years.


We Image Gently ™ 

Northern Westchester Hospital Image Gently

At NWH Radiology we are committed to administering the lowest radiation doses possible, while still producing the highest quality images.  Our practices and techniques are regularly monitored by Radiologists and Medical Physicists, in conjunction with the American College of Radiology’s Image Gently guidelines. 

Breast Imaging Center of Excellence


The Women’s Imaging Center at Northern Westchester Hospital has been acclaimed a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by The American College of Radiology (ACR).   NWH is the first hospital in Westchester with this Center of Excellence designation.



Accreditation from the Food & Drug Administration -
Mammography Quality Standards Act 

This accrediation certifies that Nowthern Westchester Hospital meets federally developed quality standards for personnel qualifications, equipment, radiation dose, quality assurance programs, and recordkeeping and reporting.  Visit the Women's Imaging Center at NWH

American College of Radiation Oncology Accreditation

ACRO Accreditation certifies that Northern Westchester Hospital's Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center upholds staffing, policies and treatment programs that conform with accepted standards of current radiation therapy delivered in the United States. The review focused on the following areas:  equipment, staff, case review, site visit.

Cancer Gold Standard 

To earn Cancer Gold Standard accreditation, a facility must establish programs to reduce cancer risk by discouraging tobacco use; encouraging physical activity; promoting healthy nutrition; detecting cancer at its earliest stages when outcomes may be more favorable; and providing access to quality care, including participation in cancer clinical trials. Northern Westchester Hospital is the only hospital in Westchester County to receive Cancer Gold Standard accreditation.  Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center at NWH in Mt. Kisco, NY

Commission on Cancer

The Commission on Cancer (CoC)’s Outstanding Achievement Award (OAA) is designed to recognize cancer programs that strive for excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients. Northern Westchester Hospital received the OAA following the on-site evaluation by a physician surveyor during which NWH demonstrated a Commendation level of compliance with seven standards that represent the full scope of the cancer program, and also received a compliance rating for an additional 29 standards. 

Surgical Weightloss Program, Accredited by the ACS

The Surgical Weightloss Program at NWH is fully accredited with the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). 

American Heart Association and American Stroke Association,  Get With The Guidelines® – Gold Plus

Get With The Guidelines® puts the unparalleled expertise of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to work for hospitals nationwide, helping hospital care teams ensure that the care provided to heart failure and stroke patients is aligned with the latest evidence-based guidelines. The goal of participating in Get With The Guidelines is to save lives.  By implementing Get With The Guidelines® NWH realizes measurable results, including improved patient outcomes and fewer recurring events. It’s a difference that shows in the lives of patients and their families and in the satisfaction felt by caregivers empowered to do their best.  Our participation in Get With The Guidelines® demonstrates our commitment to quality care.  At NWH we are proud to be a New York State designated Stroke Center,


Level III Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit

NWH’s Center for Maternal/Child Care is certified by the State of New York as a 10-bed Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).  The availability of a Level III NICU has reduced the need to transfer sick newborns to other facilities and has allowed parents to be close by for their child’s care.  


American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Certification

Northern Westchester Hospital Cardio-Pulmonary Rehab American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) certifies the Northern Westchester Hosptial Rehabilitation Program.  The AACVPR Program Certification is the only peer-reviewed accreditation process designed to review individual rehabilitation programs for adherence to standards and guidelines developed and published by the AACVPR and other professional societies. Each program is reviewed by the AACVPR National Certification Committee and program certification is awarded by the AACVPR Board of Directors.




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