Northern Westchester Hospital
|Northern Westchester Hospital|
Main entrance to Northern Westchester Hospital
|Location||400 Main St, Mount Kisco, Westchester, New York, United States|
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Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH) is a not-for-profit, 245-bed, all private room facility in Mount Kisco, New York serving residents of Northern Westchester, Putnam County, and Southern Dutchess County, as well as parts of Fairfield County, CT. It was founded in 1916. Actor Christopher Reeve, died there on October 10, 2004.
With more than 700 physicians, Northern Westchester Hospital provides a wide range of patient-centered services through its Emergency Department, Women's Imaging Center, Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Clinical trials program, and Gamma Knife center. Northern Westchester Hospital is a designated training and case observation center for the da Vinci Surgical System in colorectal surgery. NWH breast surgeons provide Microvascular Surgery using the Novadaq SPY Imaging System. A number of bariatric surgical procedures are performed, including Stomach Intestinal Pylorus-Sparing Surgery (SIPS).
Opening its doors in 1916, Northern Westchester Hospital consisted of 15 beds and 6 primary physicians. A committee composed of William Sloane, Moses Taylor, Joseph C. Baldwin, Jr., Edwin G. Merrill, John Henry Towne, Winthrop Cowdin, Cornelius R. Agnew, and Hiram E. Manville had been set up to organize the hospital and its creation. On May 8, 1916 the first hospital meeting was held, giving way to the historic election of the hospitals first president, William Sloane, and its first board of directors. Erected on a 2 ½ acre parcel of land, and filling 12 out of the initial 15 beds within its first day, NWH would soon prove to be a vital part of the community.
In the early 1920s the population growth of Westchester and upstate New York made it a necessity for NWH to expand. Beginning in April 1925 the hospital would expand into a 50-room facility to meet the needs of a more sophisticated healthcare system, adding with it a state of the art radiology facility. As the community continued to grow a new construction initiative would commence in 1958. Consisting of a new 3 story wing, the project would be completed in 1961 adding 89 new beds. The hospital would see its last major expansion for the era in 1973. The opening of the DeWitt Wallace Pavilion added 259 new beds, allowing NWH to enter a new age of patient-centered care. Following the expansion, the hospital would narrow its focus on acquiring the latest technology to better serve the community and region. In 1989 the first Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Digital subtraction angiography (DSA) were installed, setting precedent for the hospitals cutting edge technology for years to come.
Northern Westchester Hospital joined the North Shore-LIJ Health System in January 2015. Northern Westchester Hospital modernized its surgical services facility in April 2016 to include six new operating rooms and 13 private pre- and post-anesthesia care beds.
Northern Westchester Hospital celebrated its centennial year in 2016 with various community and staff events, such as partnerships with area historical societies, community walks, Board of Trustees and neo-natal intensive care unit reunions, and employee and community galas.
As a comprehensive acute care hospital, NWH provides patient-center care in the following services:
- Orthopedic and Spine Institute: Employs the most current minimally invasive and arthroscopic techniques to provide complete orthopedic and spine surgical care. The OSI incorporates Bio-absorbable implants for sports medicine surgery– These are usually constructed of plastic and are designed to be absorbed by the body without producing an immune response. The orthopedic and Spine Institute is also an active user of anterior hip replacement.
- The Breast Institute: Provides a multidisciplinary approach to the surgical treatment of breast cancer. This approach is referred to as “Aesthetic Oncology” by the Breast Institute. Aesthetic Oncology combines advances in cancer surgery and breast reconstruction surgery to reach the optimal aesthetic and clinical outcome. This includes the use of intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT), microvascular surgery for breast conservation, nipple-sparing and DIEP Flap or PAP Flap procedures, and Gamma Knife for metastatic brain cancer.
- Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center: A patient centered healing environment for those receiving chemotherapy, infusion services, radiation therapy, and gamma knife procedures.
- Clinical Trials Program: Offering treatments and clinical trials in Bariatric Surgery, Brain Tumors, Breast Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Prostate Cancer, and Strokes.
- Surgical Weight Loss: The Surgical Weight Loss program and SIPS at NWH offers laparoscopic lap band, gastric bypass and gastric sleeve surgery. NWH bariatric surgeons perform duodenal switch and revision surgeries. Screening and preparatory tests prior to surgery include; psychological evaluation, dietician evaluation, Upper Gastrointestinal Testing (UGI), Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), and Electrocardiogram (EKG).
- Institute for Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery: NWH uses the da Vinci Surgical System to treat a wide range of conditions across numerous disciplines including: Urology, Gynecology, Gynecologic oncology, and General surgery.
- Cardio-Pulmonary Rehabilitation: Structured rehabilitation designed to manage a wide range of existing conditions for Smokers / Ex-Smokers and those who have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Emphysema, Asthma, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Interstitial lung disease, Bronchiectasis, and Cystic Fibrosis.
- Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine: Providing wound care for chronic non-healing wounds related to various conditions such as diabetes and obesity, post-surgical non-healing wounds, and traumatic wounds. Wound care therapies available to patients include hyperbaric oxygen therapy or HBOT. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is provided in a multi-seat hyperbaric chamber. HBOT is not only prescribed for patients with wounds, such as diabetic foot ulcers or venous ulcers, but is also an effective treatment for such conditions as: delayed radiation injury, compromised grafts and flaps, necrotizing soft tissue infections, intracranial abscess, and severe anemia.
- Radiology & Medical Imaging: NWH uses digital imaging techniques to provide accurate test results including MRI, PET/CT Scans, CAT scans, Ultrasounds and Digital X-rays.
- Stereotactic Radiosurgery: Offering both the Gamma Knife and the Novalis Radiosurgery Program for the treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia, Acoustic Neuroma, Pituitary Adenoma, Metastatic brain tumors, Meningioma and Vascular Malformation.
- Plastic Surgery: Performs both cosmetic surgery such as facelifts, eyelid surgery and rhinoplasty, breast lift, breast augmentation and body contouring, which includes liposuction, abdominoplasty, and skin lifting following weight loss surgery; and reconstructive procedures that include breast reconstruction, breast reduction, skin cancer removal, and reconstruction after Mohs surgery.
Awards and accreditation
Northern Westchester Hospital has received the following awards and recognition:
- Best Hospitals 2017-18: U.S. News & World Report lists Northern Westchester Hospital among the “Best Regional Hospitals 2017-18” in colon cancer, COPD, heart failure, and hip surgery.
- American Heart Association and American Stroke Association - Get With The Guidelines® Gold Plus Member. NWH is a New York State Department of Health Designated Stroke Center
- Cancer Gold Standard accreditation - NWH gains this accreditation by reducing cancer risk in its patients by following a list of guidelines from the CEO Roundtable on Cancer.
- Designated Planetree Patient-Centered Care Hospital - This designation is awarded by Planetree  for leadership and innovation in patient-centered care.
- Center of Excellence Robotic Surgery (COERS) - The Surgical Review Corporation awards this designation to facilities performing robotic procedures that achieve defined standards for patient safety and care quality.
- Robert A. Warriner, III Center of Excellence 2017 - Awarded by Healogics for achieving outstanding clinical outcomes for 24 consecutive months.
- National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) - Awarded by the NAPBC to centers who are committed to providing the best diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer patients while meeting established standards of care.
- The Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program - Awarded by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) to centers for safe, high-quality care for bariatric patients.
- American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Certification - This peer-reviewed accreditation process is designed to review individual rehabilitation programs for adherence to standards and guidelines.
- American College of Radiation Oncology Accreditation - This accreditation certifies that NWH'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.
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- "The Five Pillars | CEO Cancer Gold Standard". www.cancergoldstandard.org. Retrieved 2018-10-18.
- "Person-Centered Care Certification Program Redesign". Planetree. Retrieved 2018-10-18.
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- "Wound Healing Experts with nearly 800 Wound Care Centers® | Healogics". www.healogics.com. Retrieved 2018-10-18.
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