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Date Published: Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Westchester Medical Center Earns National Recognition for Comprehensive Epilepsy Care

Westchester Medical Center Accredited by National Association of Epilepsy Centers as a Level 4 Provider of Comprehensive Epilepsy Care

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VALHALLA, NY – April 23, 2024 – WMCHealth’s Westchester Medical Center has achieved Level 4 accreditation by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC).

The Level 4 accreditation from the NAEC is granted to centers that have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the most advanced medical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy. Level 4 is the highest designation given by the NAEC. 

This esteemed designation underscores the Advanced Adult Epilepsy Program at Westchester Medical Center’s commitment to providing comprehensive care, offering a range of specialized services to meet the diverse needs of patients.  

To qualify for this prestigious level of accreditation, the Advanced Adult Epilepsy Program at Westchester Medical Center met stringent criteria, demonstrating expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy, utilizing cutting-edge technology and evidence-based practices to deliver superior care utilizing a multidisciplinary team.

The Advanced Adult Epilepsy Program at Westchester Medical Center also provides a complete evaluation for epilepsy surgery, including intracranial monitoring and neuromodulation devices, ensuring tailored state-of-the-art solutions for each patient's unique journey. 

In 2021, WMCHealth’s Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital achieved NAEC Level 4 accreditation for its pediatric epilepsy program. With Westchester Medical Center’s accreditation, WMCHealth now boasts two NAEC accredited Level 4 epilepsy programs. 

“We are honored to receive the NAEC Level 4 accreditation, which is a testament to our unwavering dedication to providing the highest standard of care for our patients and reflects the skill and commitment of our multidisciplinary team,” said Manisha Holmes, MD, Section Chief of Epilepsy, Westchester Medical Center. “This achievement underscores our position as a regional leader in neurological healthcare, ultimately improving outcomes and quality of life for individuals living with epilepsy.” 

The Advanced Adult Epilepsy Program at Westchester Medical Center excels in connecting individuals, many of whom have complex epilepsy conditions, with providers who are board-certified in epilepsy, clinical neurophysiology, and neurology. Community members or referring physicians should visit WestchesterMedicalCenter.com/Epilepsy or call 914.345.1313 for patient appointments or 914.493.7192 for EEGs and epilepsy monitoring unit referrals (providers only).

Families with children in need of epilepsy evaluation and care should visit MariaFareriChildrens.org/Pediatric-Epilepsy-Program or call 914.775.5437.

The NAEC is a non-profit association with a membership of more than 260 specialized epilepsy centers in the United States, which helps standardize and elevate the quality of care provided to individuals with epilepsy and advocates for policies that improve access to exceptional care for individuals living with epilepsy. 

About Westchester Medical Center Health Network
The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is a 1,700-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, New York, with nine hospitals on seven campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 13,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians. The Network has Level I (adult and pediatric), Level II and Level III trauma centers, the region’s only acute care children’s hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes and centers, Comprehensive and Primary Stroke Centers, skilled nursing, assisted living facilities, home-care services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State. Today, WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated health care in the Hudson Valley. For more information about WMCHealth, visit WMCHealth.org or follow WMCHealth on Facebook.com/WMCHealth or Instagram.com/WMCHealth.