BronxCare Health System

Our new BronxCare Health System Identity was introduced. It builds on our tradition of community service and extraordinary record of accomplishments in CARING FOR THE BRONX.

Our August 2017 full three-year Accreditation from the Joint Commission, the nation’s leading accrediting authority for hospitals, is a confirmation of BronxCare’s success in providing high quality and compassionate care, while assuring patient safety. It is a tribute to our exceptional performance in CARING FOR THE BRONX.

The Joint Commission, National Quality Approval
Joint Commission Award Image

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 is linking information systems to promote quality, continuity, and evaluation of care, as well as a robust population health enterprise.

Our 16 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.

Our selection by the New York State Department of Health as a Performing Provider System (PPS) lead in its Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program represents an opportunity for BronxCare and its community partners to achieve progressive health care change. By 2020, when DSRIP ends, it will have provided BronxCare with an excellent experience to transition to a Value-Based Payment System.

Our soon-to-be-completed 10,000 square foot state-of-the-art Cancer Center, a joint venture with Mount Sinai Health System, will offer cutting edge treatments for patients.

Treatment room in Cancer Center.
Treatment room in Cancer Center.

Our Health System completed a major Upgrading and Renovation of the 16th and 17th floors at the 1650 Grand Concourse hospital location.

17th floor upgrade and renovation.
17th floor upgrade and renovation.

Our Honor Roll Elite and Gold Plus Achievement designations from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association are prestigious recognitions of BronxCare’s strong commitment to delivering advanced stroke treatments to patients quickly and safely.

2018 Gold Plus Award

Our Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and Mission Lifeline Quality Achievement Awards from the American Heart Association are important acknowledgments of the high-quality cardiology care BronxCare provides to patients with Heart Failure.

2018 Mission Lifeline Award Image

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 is providing an important opportunity to decrease cardiovascular risk.

 

Our certification as a Level Three Patient-Centered Medical Home is the highest designation given by the National Center for Quality Assurance to hospitals that are leaders in providing comprehensive outpatient care.

Our BronxCare Outpatient Network volume of close to one million outpatient visits annually is reinforcing its leadership role in Promoting Health Care Excellence.

Our ER is providing 141,000 visits annually, among the largest in terms of volume for hospitals in New York City.

BronxCare ambulance.
BronxCare ambulance.

Our Angioplasty Program and Hypothermia Center are providing lifesaving care.

Our Health Home Care Management Agencies have reduced hospitalizations by 19.5 percent and reduced emergency room visits by 18.7 percent among its members.

Our skilled and experienced Neurosurgeons are bringing advanced brain and spine surgery to patients.

Our OR team earned national recognition as a recipient of the Go Clear Silver Award from the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) for its achievements in assuring safety at the highest levels.

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.

John Bonsu, Director, Outpatient Joint Replacement, Orthopaedics, following up with patient.
John Bonsu, Director, Outpatient Joint Replacement, Orthopaedics, following up with patient.

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.

Marta Sales, Nurse Practitioner, Breast Care Center/Surgery, with patient.
Marta Sales, Nurse Practitioner, Breast Care Center/Surgery, with patient.

Our Division of Urology is successfully treating urinary tract, kidney, bladder, testes, and adrenal problems.

Our Center for Vein Care is achieving successful outcomes for patients with vein disorders.

Dr. Andrea Hendrzak, Director, Endovascular and Venous Surgery (left), and Valeriya Basin, Vascular Lab Coordinator, Surgery, providing vein care to patient.
Dr. Andrea Hendrzak, Director, Endovascular and Venous Surgery (left), and Valeriya Basin, Vascular Lab Coordinator, Surgery, providing vein care to patient.

Our Bariatric Surgery Program’s surgeons utilize robotic and laparoscopic procedures to benefit excessively obese patients.

Our Women's Health Center, Birthing Spa (offering whirlpool deliveries), and Center for Gynecologic Care are delivering the services women need in a welcoming setting. Advanced robotic surgery is also being performed, when needed, for GYN patients.

Whirlpool delivery birthing spa suite.
Whirlpool delivery birthing spa suite.

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.

Infant in neonatal intensive care unit.
Infant in neonatal intensive care unit.

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

 

Our efforts to address the Opioid Crisis are being spearheaded by the Departments of Psychiatry, Family Medicine, Medicine, and Dentistry.

Our Department of Family Medicine and Psychiatry put into place a Pain Management Practice that is providing necessary follow-up and monitoring patients with chemical dependence problems.

Our Dentistry Department is providing more than 95,000 visits annually at six convenient locations across the Bronx. It has also trained more underrepresented ethnic minorities than any dental residency program in the United States.

Dr. Maria Figueroa, Attending/Site Supervisor, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Health Center Dental Practice, instructing patient.
Dr. Maria Figueroa, Attending/Site Supervisor, BronxCare Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Health Center Dental Practice, instructing patient.

Our Physical Therapy Service is providing advanced rehabilitation services.

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 to be designated as a National Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center by the 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.

Dr. Shalu Mahbubani checking heartbeat of patient as her mother looks on.
Dr. Shalu Mahbubani checking heartbeat of patient as her mother looks on.

Our BronxCare Special Care Center is providing quality long-term and chronic care, with access to BronxCare’s inpatient, outpatient, and specialty services. It is the recipient of the American Health Care Association’s Commitment to Quality Award, a further confirmation of its success in improving the lives of residents through quality care.

Dihann Moyler, Occupational Therapist, Special Care Center, helping resident improve arm mobility.
Dihann Moyler, Occupational Therapist, Special Care Center, helping resident improve arm mobility.

Our Apprenticeship Program with the 1199SEIU Training and Employment Funds and 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, and other key organizations is recognized as a unique and innovative program in recruiting and training frontline health care workers in effectively reaching out to the community.

Our Leadership Development Program is providing middle management staff with an improved understanding of the issues impacting BronxCare and other health care organizations.

Our Patient-Centered Care Initiative, a collaborative effort with the 1199SEIU Union, State Nurses Association, and Committee of Interns and Residents, is empowering employees to always “put patients first.”

Our HealthBeat Television Program is effectively delivering the message of health and wellness.

Our "my BronxCare" Portal is offering 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 Mobile Health Units are successfully reaching out to the Bronx community.

Image: Mobile Health Van
Mobile Health Van.

… and our $42 million in annual grants, as well as continued financial stability, are indeed noteworthy in the current economic environment.