As the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi and NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx, we have a huge service. That is one of the pleasures of working in our system.
PAGNY provides leadership training to help our physicians develop their skills. Because we are in a public hospital we have a role in setting public health policy. You feel – because you are – making a change in the world when you work with us.
We are very mission driven. We offer a full game of psychiatrist services, but each of our sites offer something a little different. Jacobi has a CPEP (Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program) and at North Central Bronx we have a free standing psychiatric emergency room that is separate and distinct from the regular emergency room.
25% of all the inpatient beds at Jacobi are devoted to psychiatry and close to 50% of the beds at NCB are devoted to psychiatry. So between the two of our hospitals we are the largest safety net provider of psychiatrist services in the Bronx.