Phelps Hospital is the primary clinical site for the family medicine residency program. A 238-bed acute care community hospital located in Sleepy Hollow, New York, Phelps offers its community one of the most comprehensive ranges of hospital programs and services in Westchester County. Phelps is a member of Northwell Health, the largest health system in New York State.
Phelps has received national recognition for implementation of information technology to improve patient safety and quality of care. The mission of Phelps Hospital is to serve our community and provide the highest quality patient care. There are more than 500 medical staff members representing 60 clinical specialties.
Our list of patient programs and services includes:
- Diabetes, Osteoporosis & Metabolism Center
- Wound Healing Institute
The Phelps Emergency Department is a modern facility with 32 private rooms, a pediatric section, and a dedicated radiology suite.
At the hospital’s Hoch Center for Emergency Education, training is provided for EMTs, paramedics, and other healthcare providers. Students come from throughout the county and across the globe to benefit from the hands-on simulation-based training provided at the Center.
A number of advanced procedures were performed at Phelps for the first time in the region. Spine surgery firsts include the first total disc replacement (Charite III) and the first artificial cervical spine disc implantation. In 1969, the first hip replacement in Westchester was performed at Phelps, and in 2005, a Phelps physician performed the first anterior approach hip replacement in the Northeast. Phelps established the first sleep center in the county and has the largest hyperbaric chamber in the Northeast. The maternal child center was the first to provide hearing testing for infants and to offer hepatitis B vaccinations to all newborns.
Other recognitions include annual receipt of the Get With the Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus achievement award for excellence in stroke care from the American Heart/American Stroke Associations; designation as a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology; designation as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology; and accreditation with commendation as a community hospital cancer center by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer.
Patients appreciate Phelps’ unique Hospitality Services program, whose representatives visit each patient multiple times throughout the day, providing a warm, personal touch that helps patients feel less anxious about being hospitalized. They serve meals, provide emotional support and a listening ear, and do whatever else they can to make patients more comfortable.