BronxCare’s service area is among the poorest in the nation, with high disease incidence rates, large minority and immigrant populations, and low socioeconomic status. In an environment where these critical social and health problems are interrelated, BronxCare is responding to the needs of the community with a population health approach.
From the extensive primary care practices and subspecialty services it offers, to satellite programs in housing projects, the hospital’s BronxCare Ambulatory network is fulfilling BronxCare’s essential leadership role in Promoting Health Care Excellence. In 2017, BronxCare provided more than one million outpatient visits, among the largest for a hospital in New York. It includes the BronxCare Health and Wellness Center and outpatient practices and Life Recovery Center and other mental health programs, as well as the BronxCare Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Health Center (a BronxCare Affiliate).
BronxCare is delivering quality medical and dental care to patients of all ages at convenient locations throughout the community. Its practices offer treatment for allergies, arthritis, asthma, cancer, colds/flu, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, infections, pain management, prenatal care, sprains/fractures, and women’s health issues, in addition to dental and other medical problems. These services are provided by an expert team of general medicine, OB/GYN, pediatric, orthopaedic, ophthalmology, ENT (ear, nose, and throat), family medicine, mental health, dental practitioners/hygienists, and other specialists.
BronxCare is continually looking to the future. A Practice Transformation Initiative is underway, incorporating team-based care, panel management, primary care behavioral health integration, and multidisciplinary case conferencing. “myBronxCare,” an online patient portal, is providing patients with the opportunity to have confidential access to their medical information.
Clinical space at the BronxCare Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Health Center was expanded and a Diaspora initiative is providing the medical and support services needed by the growing African community.