Past President, Medical Board; Chairman,
Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center
1276 Fulton Ave
Bronx, New York 10456
(718) 901-6020 (main)
As Chairman, Psychiatry and President of the Medical Board, Dr. Jeffrey M. Levine is taking a dynamic leadership role in shaping Bronx-Lebanon’s future. “This is a very exciting time for us, particularly in terms of our progress and success in responding to the health needs of the Bronx community,” stated Dr. Levine.
Since joining Bronx-Lebanon in 2000, Dr. Levine has significantly expanded the hospital’s mental health programs at the inpatient and outpatient levels. He has reinforced the hospital’s reputation as among the most comprehensive providers of mental health services in New York State. The Department of Psychiatry now encompasses 151 Adult, Child and Adolescent, and Chemical Dependency beds, a Psychiatric Emergency Room, and an extensive network of outpatient facilities that accounts for more than 200,000 visits annually. In looking to the future, Dr. Levine takes special pride in the hospital’s new Life Recovery Center for chemical dependency patients, which will soon be operational.
Dr. Levine is widely recognized for his accomplishments in integrating mental health and medical care services. “It is most important that we address the underlying mental health problems of many of our medical patients, as well as conversely respond to the medical needs of mental health patients,” stated Dr. Levine. He is now moving forward in bringing these services together at Bronx-Lebanon’s primary medical practices, ER, and medical surgical units. As Medical Director of Bronx-Lebanon’s New York State designated Health Home, Dr. Levine and his team are also responding to the needs of the Medicaid population with chronic conditions.
At the Medical Board level, Dr. Levine continues to devote his efforts towards responding to the many challenges presented by the current health care environment, with an emphasis on enhancing quality, patient safety, and patient satisfaction. Among his priorities are fortifying the committee structure to achieve more accountability and oversight on key medical issues, as well as defining and clarifying administrative responsibilities.
In the medical education area, Dr. Levine is also actively involved in the hospital’s Psychiatric Residency programs. Dr. Levine has published numerous articles and is also frequently called on to lecture at medical and other conferences. He is a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and the American College of Physicians.
"This is a very exciting time for us, particularly in terms of our progress and success in responding to the health needs of the Bronx community," stated Dr. Levine.