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For more than 120 years, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital
Center has provided quality and compassionate health
care to those in need, regardless of their ability
to pay. It would be impossible to retell the countless
acts of selfless and extraordinary service that generations
of hospital employees have demonstrated. Still, the
events that make up Bronx-Lebanon’s rewarding
history reveal a profound story – one of a hospital
founded on an unwavering commitment to meet the needs
of its community.
Bronx-Lebanon is the largest voluntary, not-for-profit
health care system serving the South and Central Bronx,
with 972 beds at two hospital divisions, a comprehensive
psychiatric program, two specialized long-term care
facilities, and an extensive BronxCare network of medical
practices, including the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Health Center, that is providing close to one million
Bronx-Lebanon is now among the largest
providers of outpatient services in New York City and
maintains the second highest market share in the Bronx.
Its Emergency Room is responding to 135,000 visits annually,
one of the busiest in New York. In 2011, Bronx Lebanon
received full accreditation from the Joint Commission,
one of the leading accrediting authorities in the nation.
The hospital’s 15 accredited residency and fellowship
programs and continuing affiliation with the Albert
Einstein College of medicine are also strong indicators
of its medical excellence.
has consistently moved forward as an economic anchor
and engine for positive change, with more than $300
million in capital projects infused into the Bronx
economy. Additionally, its New Directions and Community
Revitalization initiative resulted in the completion
of 16 homes and 84 condominium units, as well as a
51unit low income housing project for senior citizens.
Bronx-Lebanon is also one of the few hospitals in New
York that by 2013 will be full computerized, with a
complete inpatient and outpatient electronic medical
record. In looking to the future, Bronx-Lebanon is
directing its efforts towards expanding facilities
and adding services in response to the needs of the
It is in the Bronx community where we see the importance
of fulfilling the hospital’s essential roles
as “Doctor to the Community.” Bronx-Lebanon
regularly provides free check-ups and screenings at
schools, nursing homes, senior citizen centers, and
churches among many other community organizations.
Its numerous outreach programs are also educating the
community about important health issues. HealthBeat,
Bronx-Lebanon’s widely acclaimed weekly television
show, offers viewers the opportunity to have their
questions answered by medical experts. Bronx-Lebanon’s
Mobile Health units are also bringing physicians and
medical services directly to where they are needed.
Its school-based health programs are promoting health
education and prevention, as well as achieving positive
outcomes for students.
the financial area, Bronx-Lebanon has maintained a
strong bottom line position, especially significant
in the current economic environment. Bronx-Lebanon
is also among the largest employers (With more than
4,000 employees) in the South and Central Bronx.
Ultimately, a hospital must be judged by its accomplishments
and record of service. Throughout Bronx-Lebanon’s
history, there have been many changes and challenges.
Yet, all of our efforts are based on a firm dedication
to what matters most, the high quality comprehensive,
accessible, and compassionate medical care that we
have successfully provided – that is Bronx-Lebanon’s
community service tradition.
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The Lebanon Hospital was incorporated.
The Bronx Hospital was incorporated.
The Lebanon Hospital merged with the Bronx Hospital.
The hospital took a significant step towards training the doctors of tomorrow,
by becoming an affiliated primary teaching hospital of the Albert Einstein College
The Bronx-Lebanon Mobile Health Unit began
its community service in 1983, and continues to be an
integral part of the hospital’s outreach efforts.
An important event that signaled a new era
was the completion of “New Directions.” This
$214 million modernization project resulted
in the replacement of an aging physical plant, with state-of-the-art
facilities, as well as the creation of a specialized and
innovative long term care facility.
In addition to New Directions, numerous other
major initiatives were launched by the hospital’s
leadership, including education, housing, nutrition, and
medical outreach programs, which further integrated Bronx-Lebanon
into the fabric of the community.
Bronx-Lebanon’s tradition of service and its leadership
position as an economic anchor, engine for positive change,
and beacon of hope have continued into this new millennium.
Bronx-Lebanon is ranked #1 in the metropolitan area for quality of care, affordability,
efficiency, and patient satisfaction by the Data Advantage Hospital Value IndexTM.
Bronx-Lebanon’s new Children’s Wing for inpatient
and outpatient services opens.
“BronxCare” provides close to one million outpatient visits, among
the largest for a hospital in New York City, further reinforcing Bronx-Lebanon’s
essential role as
“Doctor to the Community.”
Bronx-Lebanon officially dedicates its Pediatric Outpatient Center in honor of
baseball superstar and New York Yankee, Alex Rodriguez.
Bronx-Lebanon completes a major ER modernization, including expanded waiting
and treatment areas to address the rising number of patients that depend on it
(more than 135,000 ER visits annually).
Bronx-Lebanon opens a new Hospice Unit to provide compassionate end of life care.
Bronx-Lebanon receives full accreditation from the Joint
one of the leading accrediting authorities in the nation. Its 15 residency and
Fellowship Programs are also fully accredited by American College of Graduate
Medical Education (ACGME) and American Dental Association (ADA).
Bronx-Lebanon receives New York State Department of Health
designation as a health home provider in the Bronx for
providing comprehensive services to the Medicaid population
with chronic conditions.
Bronx-Lebanon's outpatient practices receive certification as a level
three Patient Centered Medical Home
(the highest level) by the National Center for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
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Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
Commission on Accreditation of the American Dental Association
College of American Pathologists
American Association of Respiratory Care
New York State Department of Health
New York State Office of Mental Health
New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
Participating Hospital for Health Insurance under Social Security
911 Receiving Hospital
New York State Designated Stroke Center
New York State Fire Department of New York (FDNY) Angioplasty Program
FDNY Emergency Medicine Services Hypothermia Program
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Lehman College, City University of New York
State University of New York at Stony Brook
Bronx Community College
Hostos Community College
American Hospital Association
Council of Teaching Hospitals of the Association of American Medical Colleges
Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS)
Greater New York Fund/United Way of Tri-State
Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA)
League of Voluntary Hospitals
United Hospital Fund of New York
Medical Group Management Association
National Association of Community Health Centers
New York Association of Community Health Centers
American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
New York Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
Continuing Care Leadership Coalition
League of Voluntary Hospitals
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