For more than 100 years, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center has provided quality and compassionate health care to those in need, regardless of their ability to pay. It would be impossible to retell the countless acts of selfless and extraordinary service that generations of hospital employees have demonstrated. Still, the events that make up Bronx-Lebanon's rewarding history reveal a profound story-one of a hospital founded on an unwavering commitment to meet the needs of its community. Today, Bronx-Lebanon is the largest voluntary, not-for-profit health care system serving the South and Central Bronx, with 972 beds at two major hospital divisions; a major psychiatric facility; two specialized long term care facilities; and an extensive "BronxCare" Network of medical practices, including the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Health Center; as well as a 51-unit housing facility for seniors and low income residents. It is in the Bronx community where we see the importance of fulfilling the hospital's essential role as "Doctor to the Community. Bronx-Lebanon regularly provides free check-ups and screenings at schools, shelters, nursing homes, senior citizen centers, and churches, among many other community organizations. Its numerous outreach programs are also educating the community about important health issues. HealthBeat, Bronx-Lebanon's widely acclaimed weekly television show offers viewers the opportunity to have their questions answered by medical experts. Bronx-Lebanon's Mobile Health Units are bringing physicians and medical services directly to where they are needed. Its school-based health programs are promoting health education and prevention, as well as achieving positive outcomes for students. In the financial area, Bronx-Lebanon has maintained a strong bottom line position, especially significant in the current economic environment. Bronx-Lebanon is also among the largest employers (with more than 4,000 employees) in the South and Central Bronx. Ultimately, a hospital must be judged by its accomplishments and record of community service. Throughout Bronx-Lebanon's history, there have been many changes and challenges. Yet, all of our efforts are based on a firm dedication to what matters most, the quality medical care that we have successfully provided to those in need; that is Bronx-Lebanon's community service tradition.