Mount Sinai Health System and Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center Health Care System Announce New Affiliation
The Mount Sinai Health System and Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center Health Care System today announced a clinical collaboration aimed at providing superior health care to the residents of New York City’s northernmost borough.
The Mount Sinai Health System and Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center Health Care System today announced a clinical collaboration aimed at providing superior health care to the residents of New York City’s northernmost borough. Bronx-Lebanon is the largest not-for-profit health care system serving the south and central Bronx, with two hospital divisions; two long-term care facilities; a comprehensive psychiatry program; and BronxCare network of medical practices, including the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Health Center. Mount Sinai includes the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and seven campuses, including Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, which will be a key hospital partner for the collaboration.
While both organizations will remain independent, they will work together to:
• Enhance patient care by establishing new clinical programs and services across multiple disciplines, including cardiology, oncology, surgery, orthopaedics, and pediatrics.
• Extend the availability of Mount Sinai’s specialized tertiary and quaternary care to residents of the Bronx;
• Link information systems to promote quality, continuity and evaluation of care;
• Develop a robust population health enterprise, including shared resources as part of New York State’s Delivery Service Reform Incentive Program, or DSRIP, as well as a clinically integrated physician network for the delivery of high-quality, cost-efficient and accessible health care.
“We are proud to welcome Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center as an affiliate of the Mount Sinai Health System,” said Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Mount Sinai Health System. “Bronx-Lebanon is a remarkable institution that has shown leadership through its commitment to delivering high quality care to patients and the communities in the Bronx. This commitment resonates with Mount Sinai’s mission and enables our teams to work together to improve care for the patients and communities we serve.”
“Our new affiliation with Mount Sinai represents an important opportunity to reinforce Bronx-Lebanon’s continuing efforts to promote health care excellence for patients,” said Miguel A. Fuentes, Jr., President and CEO, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center Health Care System. “The Mount Sinai Health System is a leader in health care, always on the cutting edge of advances in medicine and research. We are therefore eager to move forward with Mount Sinai in meeting the health care challenges of today.”
“Our new partnership with Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center will play an integral role in Mount Sinai’s population health initiative and crystalizes our ongoing commitment to delivering the highest quality of health care to New York’s diverse communities,” said Arthur A. Klein, MD, President of the Mount Sinai Health Network.
About the Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center Health Care System
Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center is a major teaching hospital and health care system, fully accredited by the Joint Commission, the nation’s leading hospital accrediting authority. It consists of two hospital divisions, a comprehensive psychiatric program, two specialized long-term care facilities, and an extensive BronxCare network, including a recently completed 9-story Health and Wellness Center for outpatients, and Life Recovery Center for chemical dependency (one of only a few such facilities in New York State), as well as the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Health Center. Bronx-Lebanon now provides more than one million outpatient and 141,000 ER visits. It is also certified as a Level Three Patient Centered Medical Home (the highest level) by the National Center for Quality Assurance. Additionally, Bronx-Lebanon’s “A-Rating” from the Leap Frog Industry Watchdog Group places it in the upper echelon of the safest hospitals in the nation, including the added distinction of being the best performing hospital in New York City.
For more information, visit www.bronxcare.org.
About the Mount Sinai Health System
The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City's largest academic medical system, encompassing eight hospitals, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai advances medicine and health through unrivaled education and translational research and discovery to deliver care that is the safest, highest-quality, most accessible and equitable, and the best value of any health system in the nation. The Health System includes approximately 7,300 primary and specialty care physicians; 13 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 415 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and more than 30 affiliated community health centers. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked on U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" of the top 20 U.S. hospitals and is top in the nation by specialty: No. 1 in Geriatrics and top 20 in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology/Lung Surgery, Rehabilitation, and Urology. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 12 in Ophthalmology. Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital is ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” among the country’s best in four out of 10 pediatric specialties. The Icahn School of Medicine is one of three medical schools that have earned distinction by multiple indicators: ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Medical Schools," aligned with a U.S. News & World Report "Honor Roll" Hospital, and No. 14 in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding. Newsweek’s “The World’s Best Smart Hospitals” ranks The Mount Sinai Hospital as No. 1 in New York and in the top five globally, and Mount Sinai Morningside in the top 20 globally.