We Are a Planetree Hospital

NWH is proud to receive two Spirit of Planetree awards for 2011 >

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.


What is Planetree?

Planetree is a non-profit organization that provides education and information in a collaborative community of healthcare organizations, facilitating efforts to create patient-centered care in healing environments.

As a global catalyst and leader, Planetree promotes the development and implementation of innovative models of healthcare that focus on healing and nurturing body, mind and spirit.


Our Beliefs as a Planetree Designated Hospital

We believe…

  • that we are human beings, caring for other human beings
  • we are all caregivers
  • care giving is best achieved through kindness and compassion
  • safe, accessible, high quality care is fundamental to patient-centered care
  • in a holistic approach to meeting people’s needs of body, mind and spirit
  • families, friends and loved ones are vital to the healing process
  • access to understandable health information can empower individuals to participate in their health care
  • the opportunity for individuals to make personal choices related to their care is essential
  • physical environments can enhance healing, health and wellbeing
  • illness can be a transformational experience for patients, families and caregivers



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