White Plains Hospital, a member hospital of Montefiore Einstein, now has internationally renowned surgeons from Montefiore Einstein performing complex cardiac procedures—including aortic valve surgery, coronary artery bypass surgery and mitral valve repair and replacement—in Westchester. Led by Robert E. Michler, MD, Surgeon-in-Chief, Montefiore Health System, and Chairman, Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, the preeminence of Montefiore Einstein’s cardiac care is well known: For the past decade, Montefiore Einstein’s heart program has earned three Stars, the highest ranking possible from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Bringing that world-class pedigree to Westchester means White Plains Hospital is now providing cardiac surgery at an exceptionally high level.
Until the program launched, nearly 80% of Westchester County patients who needed open-heart surgery had to leave Westchester for care. Patients in need of advanced cardiac procedures had no choice but to travel to large medical centers in New York or other big cities that offered a full suite of cardiac treatments. Changing that dynamic has been an important goal for White Plains Hospital—and with the launch of the Montefiore Einstein Division of Cardiac Surgery at White Plains Hospital open-heart surgery program last fall, the evolution is complete. Hudson Valley residents now have access to a full suite of world-class comprehensive cardiac care in Westchester County.