MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. — When it comes to its mission to put patient care first, Northern Westchester Hospital wants the community to know that its help is invaluable.
Town officials were updated on recently completed projects, including a new parking garage, at a conference Wednesday with the community-based hospital’s Board of Trustees and Management.
“If we can relieve the stress that people feel about coming in and out of here, then that’s going to make the whole patient-centered experience a lot better,” board Chairman Bob Spolzino said. The garage “may not sound like it’s part of patient-centered care, but it’s very important.”
The parking garage project got the go-ahead from Mount Kisco’s planning board in March after a prolonged approval process, in part because of the village’s concerns over lighting.
The hospital’s focus is on "state of the art facilities” such as the newly refurbished Mary and David Boies Emergency Department, the Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center and the new Ambulatory Care Center at Chappaqua Crossing, President and CEO Joel Seligman said. And it also extends to “things like healing and wellness, protecting the health of our community.”
One new technological addition is the Da Vinci Robot, which performs advanced laparoscopic surgery for minimally invasive urological, gynecological and bariatric surgeries. According to Dr. Marla Koroly, the hospital’s chief medical officer, Northern Westchester Hospital has performed more than 1,000 robotic procedures, more than any other hospital in the region.
Another advancement is the hospital’s new electronic medical record system, which has entries tailored to each patient. Each electronic file has a link to the Internet that allows the nurse or physician to access pertinent medical journal articles as well as individual patient information, all of which is constantly updated.