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NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester (formerly Lawrence Hospital)

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Awards and Recognition

Numerous prestigious regional and national accreditation organizations have acknowledged the hard work that has led to our outstanding patient outcomes:


Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

The Carol H. Taylor Breast Health Center at NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester (formerly Lawrence Hospital) has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). By awarding our facility the status of a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, the ACR recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, and breast ultrasound (including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy). The Center is also a Pink Ribbon Facility offering 3D Mammography.


Commossion on Cancer logoCommission on Cancer Accreditation

Our Cancer program was granted national accreditation with Commendation from The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet or exceed the CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process, and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care. Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation is only awarded to a facility that exceeds standard requirements at the time of its triennial survey.


stroke-guidelinesGet With The Guidelines® Achievement Award – Stroke

The Stroke program at NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester (formerly Lawrence Hospital) has received the American Heart and Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke GOLD PLUS Quality Achievement Award and Target: Stroke Honor Roll. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.


American heart association 2017 get with the guidelines heart failure gold award


Get With the Guidelines® Achievement Award – Heart Failure

The Hospital also received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Heart Failure GOLD Achievement Award for Heart Failure care. It recognizes NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester (formerly Lawrence Hospital) for applying the most up-to-date evidence-based treatment guidelines and quality standards to improve cardiac patient care and outcomes in the communities we serve.




American Academy of Sleep Medicine Designation

Our Center for Sleep Medicine has a five-year accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine for meeting and exceeding its standards for providing the highest quality of care.


napbcNational Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) Designation


The Carol H. Taylor Breast Health Center at NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester (formerly Lawrence Hospital) is a NAPBC-accredited breast center. Centers like ours are leaders in the field and dedicated to providing high-quality care. Women with breast disease/cancer who go to an NAPBC-accredited breast center can expect timely, efficient, compassionate care, from physical examination and treatment to follow-up and survivorship. To earn accreditation, a breast center must meet or exceed the NAPBC quality standards, pass an on-site survey every three years, and maintain high levels of excellence.




MBSAQIP Bariatric Surgery Certification

The Hospital’s bariatric surgery program has earned accreditation from the nationally recognized Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). A bariatric surgery program achieves accreditation following a rigorous review process during which it proves that it can maintain and exceed MBSAQIP’s standards and provide safe, high-quality care to its bariatric surgery patients.


Niche Designated Hospital logoNICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthysystem Elders)


NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester (formerly Lawrence Hospital) is a NICHE Designated Facility. We are proud to carry the NICHE designation as a sign of our commitment to providing patient-centered care for older adults. NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) is the only international designation indicating a hospital's commitment to elder care excellence.