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(212) 960-9000

4422 third avenue
bronx, NY 10457

Hospital Type

Acute Care Hospitals

Hospital Owner

Voluntary non-profit - Private


of Patients Would "Definitely Recommend"
this Hospital (New York Avg: 65%)

See this hospital's CMS profile page or inspection reports.


of Patients Would "Definitely Recommend" this Hospital (New York Avg: 65%)

See this hospital's CMS profile page or inspection reports.

Detailed Quality Measures

Here is a more in depth look at each quality measure, compared to state and national averages. Experts caution that very small differences between hospitals for a given measure are unlikely to correspond to noticeable differences in the real world.

Average for this Hospital
How this Hospital Compares
Discharged Patients

Time Until Sent Home

Average time patients spent in the emergency room before being sent home.

5hrs 6min

Results are based on a shorter time period than required

National Avg.
2 hr 17 min
N.Y. Avg.
2hrs 35min
This Hospital
5hrs 6min
Impatient Patients

Left Without
Being Seen

Percentage of patients who left the emergency room without being seen by a doctor.

Avg. U.S. Hospital
Avg. N.Y. Hospital
This Hospital
Special Patients

Broken Bone

Average time patients with broken bones had to wait before receiving pain meds.

1hr 52min
National Avg.
59 min
N.Y. Avg.
1hr 3min
This Hospital
1hr 52min

Notes: "Average time" refers to the median waiting time (the midpoint of all patients' waiting times). References to "doctor" indicate a doctor, nurse practitioner or physician assistant. CMS reports the CT scan quality measure as the percentage of patients who received a scan within 45 minutes. We have reversed that measure so that all measures follow a "lower is better" pattern.

Data from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The last data update was December 12, 2013. All data was collected between April 2012 and April 2013, except for the "Left Without Being Seen" measure, which was collected between January and July 2012.
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