Facts and Statistics


SBH is a not-for-profit organization recognized under Section 501 (c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.

Key Statistics 2014

•2,532 Employees
•422 Certified Hospital Beds
•88,223 Emergency Room Visits
•17,051 Hospital Discharges
•400,000 Ambulatory Care Visits


•NCQA Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home (2011 Standards)
•NY State-designated Level I Trauma Center
•NY State-designated Stroke Center
•NY State-designated AIDS Center
•NY State-designated Level III Perinatal Center
•Federally-designated Community Center of Excellence in Women’s Health (the only center in the Eastern Region)

Payer Mix

90% Medicaid/Medicare

Charity Care Expense

$34,456,000 (Fiscal Year 2014)


Gold Plus Stroke Award                                                       
SBH Health System achieved the American Heart Association’s Gold Plus Achievement award for three consecutive years for implementing specific quality improvement measures.
Tobacco-Free Hospital                                                     
One of the first hospitals in the Bronx to achieve Silver Star Status in the NYC DOHMH Tobacco-free Hospitals campaigns.
SBH has been recognized by the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) for achieving one of the highest reported rates in the state (99%) for its work to protect newborns from hepatitis B virus infection.
SBH Hemodialysis Center was designated a Five Diamond Patient Safety Facility by IPRO’s End Stage Renal Disease Network of New York.

Community Affiliations

•SBH is leading the Bronx Partners for Healthy Communities (BPHC), which includes more than 150 Bronx community-based organizations that are working together to improve healthcare delivery and outcomes for Bronx residents. The BPHC is a Performing Provider System (PPS) that was created in response to the New York State Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program, as a state-wide effort to reform the Medicaid system.
•SBH is a founding member of the Bronx Accountable Healthcare Network (BAHN), a consortium of Bronx-based healthcare providers that are working together to improve the quality of care for Bronx Medicare recipients with complex behavioral and medical needs.
•SBH operates a “Community Physician Referral Office” to ensure that Bronx physicians can easily access to all of its resources to provide their private practice patients quality care in a timely and sensitive manner.

Historic Facts

•When SBH opened its doors in 1866, it was America’s first hospital for chronic diseases and only the second such hospital in the world.
•Nitrous oxide was first successfully used as an anesthetic in prolonged operations at SBH.