Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center

Our full three-year accreditation from the Joint Commission, the nation's leading accrediting authority for hospitals, is a tribute to the dedicated efforts of Bronx-Lebanon's physicians, nurses, and administrative staff, as well as Board of Trustees and our employees. It is a confirmation of Bronx-Lebanon's success in providing high quality and compassionate care, while always assuring patient safety and satisfaction.

The Joint Commission, National Quality Approval

Our Consecutive A-Ratings (Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015, and Fall 2014) from the Leapfrog Group (an independent nonprofit, which compiles its results under the guidance of leading patient safety experts) places Bronx-Lebanon in the upper echelon of the safest hospitals in the nation.

Our selection by the New York State Department of Health as a Performing Provider System (PPS) lead in its Delivery System Reform Incentive (DSRIP) program represents an opportunity for Bronx-Lebanon, as well as its community and other partners to achieve progressive health care change. The $154 million award over a five-year period will result in the implementation of a high performing delivery system to meet the needs of Medicaid beneficiaries and low-income and uninsured populations.

Our new medical school affiliation with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and clinical collaboration with the Mount Sinai Health System is expanding care across multiple disciplines, including cardiology, oncology, surgery, orthopaedics, and pediatrics. It will link information systems to promote quality, continuity, and evaluation of care, as well as include the development of a robust population health enterprise, with shared resources as part of New York State’s DSRIP initiative.

Our BronxCare Network volume increased to more than one million outpatient visits annually, reinforcing Bronx-Lebanon’s leadership role in Promoting Health Care Excellence.

Our certification as a Level Three Patient Centered Medical Home (the highest level) by the National Center for Quality Assurance is a further indicator of Bronx-Lebanon's outpatient excellence. The Patient- Centered Medical Home was also awarded a major New York State grant of $14.3 million over three years.

Our designated Health Home, a collaborative effort with more than 100 community based organizations is responding to the needs of individuals with chronic and multiple medical, mental health, and chemical dependency conditions.

Our ER is providing 140,000 visits annually, among the busiest in New York. A major ER modernization was also completed, including an expanded patient care area with 11 stretcher bays, additional treatment rooms, and new work station.

Patient being brought into ER by Bronx-Lebanon ambulance.

Our 911 Designated Stroke Center and Division of Cardiology received the American Stroke Association’s Gold Plus recognition for stroke and American Heart Association’s Gold Plus recognition for addressing heart failure problems in patients.

Our new Cardiac Catheterization Suite, including an Electrophysiology Laboratory, is addressing the growing need for cardiac services.


Our Four Star Rating in Renal Dialysis from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is a confirmation of medical excellence.

Our Angioplasty Program and Hypothermia Center are providing lifesaving care.

Our skilled and experienced Neurosurgeons are bringing advanced brain and spine surgery to patients.

Our Orthopaedic Team is providing trauma, hand, foot, and spine care, as well as hip and knee replacements. Its unique “Game Day Same Day” program offers athletes treatment on the same day as their injury.

John Bonsu, Director, Outpatient Joint Replacement, Orthopaedics, following up with patient.

Our Bariatric Surgery Program’s surgeons utilize robotic and laparoscopic procedures to benefit excessively obese patients.

Our Breast Care Center's one-stop shopping approach for exam, imaging, and biopsy is potentially alleviating the serious problems associated with late stage breast cancer.

Marta Sales, Nurse Practitioner, Breast Care Center/Surgery, with patient.

Our Women's Health Center, Birthing Spa (offering whirlpool deliveries), and Center for Gynecologic Care are delivering the services women need in a welcoming setting. Advanced robotic surgery is also being performed, when needed, for GYN patients.

Whirlpool Delivery Birthing Spa Suite.

Our Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit's 99 percent survival rate in saving infants, weighing as little as one to two pounds at birth, remains among the highest in the nation.

Infant in Neonatal Unit.

Our Dentistry Department is providing more than 90,000 visits annually at six convenient locations across the Bronx. It has also trained more underrepresented ethnic minorities than any dental residency program in the United States.

Dr. Maria Figueroa, Attending/Site Supervisor, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Health Center Dental Practice, instructing patient.

Our Cosmetic Dermatology Practice is achieving outstanding results in improving physical appearance and treating skin problems.

Our Physical Therapy Service was relocated into new and expanded space.

Our Center for Sleep Medicine is addressing sleep disorders.

Our South Bronx Asthma Partnership was nationally recognized for its leadership in improving the lives of children with asthma.

Our Autism Treatment and Advocacy Center is responding to the high incidence of Autism in the Bronx, enhancing the lives of children with autism and their families.


Our Diaspora Initiative (through the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Health Center) is providing comprehensive medical and support services to the growing African population.

Dr. Shalu Mahubani, checking heartbeat of patient, as her mother looks on.

Our partnership with Community Kinship Life (CK Life), through the Department of Family Medicine, is providing compassionate medical, mental health, and support services to the Transgender Community.

Our Hospice Unit is providing compassionate end of life care.

Our Special Care Center and Highbridge Woodycrest Center are providing quality long-term and chronic care, with access to Bronx‐-Lebanon’s comprehensive inpatient, outpatient, and specialty services.

Dihann Moyler, Occupational Therapist, Special Care Center, helping resident improve arm mobility.

Our New York State grant funded Community Health Navigator Initiative is providing needed support for patients with diabetes and other chronic diseases, helping them take an active role in their health care.

Our Healthy Choices partnership with Corbin Hill Food Project, a non‐profit network of farms, is contributing to the well-being of the community. The food products distributed offer participants the opportunity for a healthier diet.

Our HealthBeat Television Program is effectively delivering the message of health and wellness.

Our Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center Health Care System is completely computerized.

Our myBronxCare Portal offers patients the opportunity to have confidential access to their health information. With “myBronxCare,” patients can contact a doctor, request appointments, review lab results, and request prescription refills.

Our Patient-Centered Care Initiative, a collaborative effort with the 1199SEIU Union, State Nurses Association, and Committee of Interns and Residents is enhancing patient satisfaction, by empowering employees to always “put patients first.”

Our Leadership Development Program, with the nationally recognized Advisory Board Talent Development Group, is providing middle management staff with an improved understanding of how to address the many issues and challenges impacting Bronx-Lebanon and other health care organizations.

Our Mobile Health Units are successfully reaching out to the community.

Mobile Health Van.

Our Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, and American Dental Association accreditations are confirmations of Bronx‐-Lebanon’s leadership position in providing high quality, comprehensive, and compassionate health care services to the community.

... and our $26 million in annual grants, as well as continued financial stability are indeed noteworthy in the current economic environment.