BronxCare Health System

History

1890

The Lebanon Hospital is founded.

1909

The Bronx Hospital is founded.

1962

The Bronx Hospital (founded in 1909) merged with the Lebanon Hospital (founded in 1890).

1987

BronxCare completes “New Directions,” a $214 million modernization project that resulted in state-of-the-art hospital facilities, as well as the creation of an innovative long-term care facility.

2000

BronxCare’s tradition of community service and leadership position continues into the new millennium.

2009

BronxCare's new Children's Wing for inpatient and outpatient services opens.



2012

BronxCare’s outpatient practices receive certification as a Level Three Patient-Centered Medical Home (the highest level) by the National Center for Quality Assurance.

2013

BronxCare establishes a Neurosurgery service

2014
Bronx-Lebanon receives full accreditation from the Joint Commission, the nation’s leading accrediting authority for hospitals.Joint Commission Award

 

BronxCare’s outpatient network reaches the one million visit level.

BronxCare completes construction of its Health and Wellness Center for outpatient care, accommodating more than 125,000 visits annually.

BronxCare completes construction of its Life Recovery Center, one of only a few facilities in New York State to combine inpatient, outpatient, and residential services for individuals suffering from chemical dependency.

2015

BronxCare is selected by the New York State Department of Health as a Performing Provider System (PPS) lead in its Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program. It will enable Bronx-Lebanon and its community partners to implement a high performing delivery system.

BronxCare and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai establish a medical school affiliation. A clinical collaboration to expand services across multiple disciplines is also put into place with the Mount Sinai Health System.

BronxCare completes a new Cardiac Catheterization Suite, including a state-of-the-art Electrophysiology Laboratory.
2016

BronxCare’s ER becomes the seventh largest in New York State, providing 139,000 visits annually.

BronxCare is among a select group of organizations participating in the National Million Hearts Initiative.

BronxCare receives a Federal Residency Training Grant of $2.1 million over five years, which will provide enhanced education for future Primary Care Physicians.

2017

The BronxCare Identity is introduced. It provides a clear, concise, and easily recognizable brand that is immediately associated with BronxCare’s successful efforts in Caring for the Bronx.

BronxCare receives full accreditation from the Joint Commission, the nation’s leading accrediting authority for hospitals. It is tribute to our exceptional performance in Caring for the Bronx.

BronxCare’s DSRIP Performance is in the top three of all Performing Provider Systems (PPS) in New York State. By 2020, when DSRIP ends, it will have provided BronxCare with an excellent experience in transitioning to a Value-Based Payment System.

2018

BronxCare receives “Honor Roll Elite” and “Gold Plus Achievement” designations from the American Stroke and American Heart Associations, prestigious recognitions of its strong commitment to delivering advanced stroke treatment.

BronxCare receives the Gold Plus Quality Achievement and Mission Lifeline Quality Achievement Awards from the American Heart Association, an acknowledgment of its high quality cardiology care.

BronxCare’s Apprenticeship Program, with the 1199SEIU and other key organizations, continues to be recognized as a unique and innovative program in training frontline health care workers.

BronxCare is the only hospital in New York City and one of five in New York State to receive a Zero Suicide grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, in collaboration with the New York State Office of Mental Health, to address this most serious and alarming problem.