BronxCare is the largest voluntary, not-for-profit health and teaching hospital system serving the South and Central Bronx, with 859 beds and more than 4,500 employees. Its two main hospital divisions, comprehensive psychiatric and chemical dependency programs, long-term care facility, and extensive outpatient network are delivering the highest quality and accessible services to the community. BronxCare is now among the largest providers of outpatient services in New York City, with close to one million visits annually. Its ER is also responding to 141,000 visits, one of the busiest in New York.
In 2017, BronxCare Health System received full accreditation from the Joint Commission, the leading accrediting authority for hospitals in the nation. Its medical school affiliation with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Clinical Collaboration with the Mount Sinai Health System, as well as 16 accredited residency and fellowship programs, are strong indicators of excellence. BronxCare’s outpatient practices are also certified as a Level Three Patient-Centered Medical Home (the highest designation) by the National Center for Quality Assurance.
As an engine for positive change, BronxCare has infused more than $300 million into the Bronx economy, including a 60,000 square foot BronxCare Health and Wellness Center for outpatient care, 56,000 square foot BronxCare Life Recovery Center for chemical dependency services, and numerous other capital projects, including a soon-to-be-completed 10,000 square foot state-of-the-art Cancer Center, new Urgi-Center, Linear Accelerator, and Interventional Radiology Suite.
BronxCare is now continuing to move forward as a Performing Provider System (PPS) lead in New York State’s Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program. The DSRIP program (entitled Bronx Health Access) is providing BronxCare and its community partners with the opportunity to adapt to a value-based payment system, with an emphasis on keeping patients and the community healthy.
The importance of fulfilling BronxCare’s essential community role is evident throughout the Bronx. Its staff regularly provides free checkups, screenings, and nutritional counseling at schools, nursing homes, senior citizen centers, churches, and other community organizations. A Diaspora Outpatient Practice is also responding to the health and social service needs of the growing African community.
In the educational area, BronxCare’s innovative Apprenticeship Program, a collaborative effort with the 1199SEIU Labor Union and other key organizations, is widely recognized for its success in recruiting and training frontline health care workers to effectively reach out to the community. HealthBeat, BronxCare’s widely acclaimed weekly television show, offers viewers the opportunity to have their questions answered by medical experts. BronxCare’s Mobile Health Units are also bringing physicians and medical services directly into the community. The BronxCare Health System has maintained a strong bottom line position, especially significant in the current environment.
Ultimately, a health care system must be judged by its accomplishments. At the BronxCare Health System, we are proud of our longstanding and successful efforts to deliver the highest quality, comprehensive, compassionate, and accessible services in Caring for the Bronx by leading the way in Promoting and Achieving Health Care Excellence.
BronxCare Hospital Center, BronxCare, and BronxCare Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Federally Qualified Health Center sites are a deemed Federal Public Health Service (PHS) employee.