As a part of the Health & Hospitals group, Lincoln Medical Center is one of eight facilities in the NY government hospital system.
Lincoln Hospital is an adult Level 1 and pediatric Level II hospital. Our full service acute care center has an inpatient capacity of 362 beds and 300 physicians across the primary, secondary, preventative, and specialty care services. Our community hospital serves the diverse cultural melting pot of the South Bronx, offering unique exposure to various clinical pathologies. The hospital is easily accessible by major highways and subway lines - offering a convenient commute from both Manhattan and surrounding cities.
Our Level 1 Trauma Center is the busiest in the northeast region, providing exposure to high volume penetrating trauma. Our historic Trauma center has vastly contributed to the academic community, most notably, the value of immediate emergency department resuscitative thoracotomy in fatally penetrating trauma. Our Emergency Department serves more than 150,000 visits per year. In 2014, the facility underwent a $24 million renovation and expansion of the Emergency Department, including 4 fully equipped Trauma resuscitation bays.
A Historical Landmark Originally founded in 1839, the facility's original mission was to serve the black community - many of whom had been slaves prior to the abolition of slavery in New York City. In 1902, the hospital moved to the Bronx and became known as the "Lincoln Hospital & Home" in honor of President Abraham Lincoln. Although initially founded for the black community, the hospital eventually opened its doors to all people regardless of color or creed. Over the next 100-year period, Lincoln underwent several major expansion projects to accomodate an increasing patient population and change in healthcare needs. Today, Lincoln Hospital remains the cornerstone of premier healthcare in the South Bronx and a vital resource for the community.