Our Patient Testimonials
At Northern Westchester Hospital, our success is measured by our patients satisfaction with our services and the care they receive when visiting our medical center. We take great pride in our patients and their courage to overcome physical challenges, from pain management to cancer care and treatment.
While we’re always interested in knowing how we’re doing in serving our community, what’s most important is how our patients are doing following their diagnosis and treatment in our facilities.
Read stories from our patients below.
Orthopedic and Spine Institute
On 10/27/16 I had emergency surgery on my spine for a herniated L4/L5 ,S1 hitting the nerve root.I want to thank my amazing Neurosurgeon Dr. John Abrahams & anesthesiologist Dr.Stan Jivotovski for giving me my life back! It's amazing that 3 days later I'm able to enjoy my dads 70th birthday party pain free. When after 6 weeks I could barely walk with the most unbearable pain I have ever felt. My thanks to your entire staff for making my hospital stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible.I was also blessed with being in one of the finest hospitals in the country Northern Westchester Hospital's Spine Institute. I'm forever grateful!
I was admitted on Oct 14, 2016 and underwent Spinal Fusion under Dr. Krosser and Dr. Abrahams. The operation has been successful so far and I see no reason why that will change. The reason for my communication is to commend you on the exceptional care I received during my post operative stay. You must be proud of your staff, from administration to the cleaning crew. The nursing staff was not only professional but exhibited a degree empathy that can not be taught. Your PCA's were magnanimous with their time and provided exceptional service, even walking with my at 2 and 4 am. Finally, even my interactions with the cleaning crew was polite and professional.I just felt that these unsung heroes needed to know how much I truly appreciated all they did to make an otherwise unavoidably painful stay as accommodating and pleasant as possible. Thanks again.Peter Iannace, Esq.5th Floor 10/14 to 10/16/2016 Rm. 535
My mother was at NWH for spine surgery this week with Dr. Kornel, who we all adore. The nurses were extraordinary, and I really mean that. Even the food was good. Little things like the cotton balls doused in lavender were heavenly. I spent the first night at a sleepover there with her and everyone was warm, attentive, professional and kind. I think the most important thing is that they put her at ease. My mom is 85. She was away from her home and surroundings but they comforted her, treated her with respect and answered every question. It's my personal experience that nurses in a hospital can make or break a patient's hospital experience. Kudos to NWH.
I went to Dr. Grossman in excruciating pain in my right knee-- limping- barely able to walk. Dr. Grossman did the partial knee replacement in June 2015- went into hospital on Monday morning- out of the hospital Tuesday am. I was told by the PT in the hospital to use a walker and cane for assistance- I was shown how to go up and down the stairs before I left NWH. I left the hospital in no pain- and through the recovery had no pain- I did not once take a pain pill- I did not use the walker or cane at any time during recovery. I started PT on Thursday of that week- they had me riding a bike and ball and table exercise from the start. While in PT another patient from a different doctor who had regular partial knee replacement- not robotic- was riding the bike next to me. While I was doing 12 min and riding at a good pace after three weeks- she was barely able to turn the pedal on the bike and was walking with a single crutch. She wanted to know if she would ever be able to ride the bike like me and walk without pain. I did feel so bad for her but glad for myself that mine was done by Dr. Grossman robotically. I ride my bike at least 5 miles per day- walking and exercising without any pain. I am able to bend my knee better than before surgery. Thank you to Dr. Grossman and the team for all they have done for me!