In August 2017, BronxCare Health System received official notification of its full three-year Accreditation from the Joint Commission, the nation’s leading accrediting authority for hospitals. This notification followed a comprehensive and detailed five-day survey of the hospital and its outpatient practices.
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 BronxCare Health System and its community partners to achieve progressive health care change. The $154 million award over a five-year period and additional $12.9 million for Capital Projects (received during its second year of operation) will result in a high performing delivery system that keeps patients and the community healthy through disease management at the inpatient and outpatient levels.
Our medical school affiliation with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and clinical collaboration with the Mount Sinai Health System is expanding patient care across multiple disciplines. 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 Stroke Gold Plus and Target: Stroke Honor Roll Award Designation from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® is a prestigious recognition of BronxCare Health System’s strong commitment to delivering advanced stroke treatments to patients quickly and safely.
Our Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for Heart Failure Care from the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® is an important acknowledgement of the high quality cardiology care provided by BronxCare Health System to patients with heart failure.
Our recognition by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as one of a select group of organizations to participate in its National Million Hearts® Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model will provide an important opportunity to decrease cardiovascular disease risk.
Our American Heart Association’s Mission Lifeline Quality Achievement Award is a confirmation of BronxCare Health System’s successful efforts to implement quality improvement measures for heart attack patients.
Our Four Star Rating in Renal Dialysis from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is a confirmation of medical excellence.
Our Five Star Rating for Excellence in Maternity Care from the National “Health Grades” System, including a Labor & Delivery Excellence Award for normal deliveries and cesarean sections, is representative of the exceptional care provided by BronxCare Health System’s Women’s Health Center.
Our new Cardiac Catheterization Suite, including an Electrophysiology Laboratory, is addressing the growing need for cardiac services.
Our BronxCare Network volume of more than 1.1 million outpatient visits annually is reinforcing BronxCare Health System’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 BronxCare Health System’s outpatient excellence. The Patient-Centered Medical Home was also awarded a New York State Department of Health grant of $3 million to expand its community outreach efforts, through upgrading Information Technology.
Our ER is providing 139,000 visits annually, among the busiest in New York. It also includes a 911 designated stroke center.
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.
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.
Our new Center for Colorectal and Gastrointestinal Health is addressing the high incidence of colorectal cancer in the community. The most advanced minimally invasive and robotic surgical techniques are utilized, when necessary.
Our new Center for Vein Care is achieving successful outcomes for patients with vein disorders.
Our Division of Urology is successfully treating urinary tract, kidney, bladder, testes, and adrenal problems.
Our Bariatric Surgery Program’s surgeons utilize robotic and laparoscopic procedures to benefit excessively obese patients.
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.
Our new Interventional Radiology Suite is nearing completion. It will provide innovative, radiologic image-guided fluoroscopy, ultrasound, and computed tomography or magnetic imaging to precisely target therapy for oncology and other patients.
Our Dentistry Department is providing more than 94,000 visits annually at six convenient locations across the Bronx. It has also trained more under-represented ethnic minorities than any dental residency program in the United States.
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 Multiple Sclerosis Program is the only one in the Bronx recognized by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
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 BronxCare Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Health Center) is providing comprehensive medical and support services to the growing African population.
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 Special Care Center and Highbridge Woodycrest Center are providing quality long-term and chronic care, with access to BronxCare Health System’s comprehensive inpatient, outpatient, and specialty services.
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 HealthBeat Television Program is effectively delivering the message of health and wellness.
Our BronxCare Health System is completely computerized.
Our "my BronxCare" 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 is providing middle management staff with an improved understanding of how to address the many issues and challenges impacting BronxCare Health System and other health care organizations.
Our Mobile Health Units are successfully reaching out to the Bronx community.
Our 15 fully accredited Residency Programs from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), and American Dental Association (ADA), in addition to a federal residency training grant of $2.1 million over five years for enhanced education to future primary care physicians, are confirmations of BronxCare Health System’s leadership in medical education and the delivery of quality patient care.
… and our $23 million in annual grants, as well as continued financial stability are indeed noteworthy in the current economic environment.