The Mount Sinai Health System, Manhattan, and Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center Health Care System, Bronx, announced a clinical collaboration in February aimed at providing superior healthcare to residents of New York Citys northernmost borough, according to a news release.
Bronx-Lebanon serves the south and central Bronx with two hospital divisions; two long-term care facilities; a comprehensive psychiatry program; and BronxCare network of medical practices. Mount Sinai includes the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and seven campuses, including Mount Sinai St. Lukes, which will be a key hospital partner for the collaboration, according to the release.
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 Sinais specialized tertiary and quaternary care to Bronx residents.
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 States Delivery Service Reform Incentive Program, known as DSRIP, as well as a clinically integrated physician network for the delivery of high-quality, cost-efficient and accessible healthcare.
We are proud to welcome Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center as an affiliate of the Mount Sinai Health System, Kenneth L. Davis, MD, president and CEO of the Mount Sinai Health System, said in the release. Bronx-Lebanon has shown leadership through its commitment to delivering high-quality care to patients and the communities in the Bronx. This commitment resonates with Mount Sinais 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-Lebanons continuing efforts to promote healthcare excellence for patients, Miguel A. Fuentes, Jr., president and CEO, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center Health Care System, said in the release. The Mount Sinai Health System is a leader in healthcare. We are therefore eager to move forward with Mount Sinai in meeting the healthcare challenges of today.