About the Organization
Bronx-Lebanon is now among the largest providers of outpatient services in New York City and maintains the second highest market share in the Bronx. Its Emergency Room is responding to 141,000 visits annually, one of the busiest in New York. In 2011, Bronx-Lebanon received full accreditation from the Joint Commission, one of the leading accrediting authorities in the nation. The hospitals 15 accredited residency and fellowship programs and continuing affiliation with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine are also strong indicators of its medical excellence. It is noteworthy that 66 percent of Bronx-Lebanons graduating medical residents are in the primary care area, the highest percentage for any hospital in New York State.
Bronx-Lebanon has consistently moved forward as an economic anchor and engine for positive change, with more than $300 million in capital projects infused into the Bronx economy. Additionally, its New Directions Community Revitalization Initiative resulted in the completion of 16 homes, 84 condominium units, and a 51-unit low income housing project for senior citizens. Bronx-Lebanon is also one of the few hospitals in New York that is fully computerized, with a complete inpatient and outpatient electronic medical record. In looking to the future, Bronx-Lebanon is directing its efforts towards expanding facilities and adding services in response to the needs of the Bronx community.
~A new $42 million, 60,000 square foot Health and Wellness Center was completed in 2014.
~A new $34 million, 56,000 square foot Life Recovery Center for chemical dependency services was completed in 2014.
~A Neurosurgery Service was established.
~A major ER modernization was completed, with expanded registration, a short stay cardiac observation area, code room, and an additional 11 bays.
It is in the Bronx community where we see the importance of fulfilling the hospitals essential role as "Doctor to the Community." Bronx-Lebanon regularly provides free check-ups and screenings at schools, nursing homes, senior citizen centers, and churches, among many other community organizations. Its numerous outreach programs are also educating the community about nutrition, disease prevention and management, and other important health issues. HealthBeat, Bronx-Lebanons widely acclaimed weekly television show, offers viewers the opportunity to have their questions answered by medical experts. Bronx-Lebanon Mobile Health Units are also bringing physicians and medical services directly to where they are needed. Its school-based health programs are promoting health education and prevention, as well as achieving positive outcomes for students.
In the financial area, Bronx-Lebanon has maintained a strong bottom line position, especially significant in the current economic environment. In fact, close to 25 percent of its operating budget is allocated to charity care and community benefits, among the highest for a hospital in the nation.
Ultimately, a hospital must be judged by its accomplishments and record of service. Throughout Bronx-Lebanons history, there have been many changes and challenges. Yet, all of these efforts are based on a firm dedication to what matters most, the high quality comprehensive, accessible, and compassionate medical care that has successfully been providedthat is Bronx-Lebanons community service tradition.