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.

New York
 – February 24, 2015 /Press Release/  –– 

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 Mount Sinai Health System
The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health system committed to providing distinguished care, conducting transformative research and advancing biomedical education. Structured around seven member hospital campuses and a single medical school, the Health system has an extensive ambulatory network and a range of inpatient and outpatient services – from community-based facilities to tertiary and quaternary care.  The System includes approximately 6,600 primary and specialty care physicians, 12-minority-owned free-standing ambulatory surgery centers, over 45 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, and Long Island, as well as 31 affiliated community health centers.  Physicians are affiliated with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which is ranked among the top 20 medical schools both in National Institutes of Health funding and by U.S. News & World Report.

For more information, visit http://www.mountsinai.org, or find Mount Sinai on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.   

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.

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