BALTIMORE — LifeBridge Health today announced a new name for Bon Secours Baltimore Hospital: Grace Medical Center.
“As we thought about a new name for the hospital, we wanted to honor the hospital’s 100-year history as well as reflect our ongoing commitment to ensuring that the people of West Baltimore have health services they need now and in the future. After consulting with many people, including staff, community members and the Sisters of Bon Secours, it was the spirit of the employees themselves, along with a desire to recognize and thank the Sisters of Bon Secours, that led us to the name Grace Medical Center,” says Neil Meltzer, LifeBridge Health president and CEO.
“We truly believe the name Grace Medical Center speaks to the character of those who work here as well as the type of care and investment LifeBridge Health will bring to the hospital,” adds Rebecca Altman, vice president and chief integration officer at LifeBridge Health, who oversaw the transition and now leads the team at Grace Medical Center.
LifeBridge Health took over operations of the West Baltimore hospital on November 1. Preliminary plans for the hospital include enhanced emergency services, on-site clinical and primary care, expanded specialty services (including pediatrics, ENT, ophthalmology and 3D mammography) as well as a small medical/surgical unit. LifeBridge Health looks to complete renovations and new construction by the end of 2022.
“We are very excited about the future of Grace Medical Center and the positive impact we hope to bring to the health and wellbeing of the people of West Baltimore,” says Altman.
Bon Secours Baltimore Hospital was founded in 1919 by the Sisters of Bon Secours who came to the United States to provide care to the people of Baltimore. Today, the Sisters of Bon Secours continue their mission in West Baltimore through Bon Secours Community Works, which provides housing and other community initiatives.
LifeBridge Health and Bon Secours Community Works continue to work together on community-focused programs to benefit the residents of West Baltimore.
LifeBridge Health is one of the largest, most comprehensive providers of health services in Maryland. LifeBridge Health includes Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Northwest Hospital, Carroll Hospital, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital, Grace Medical Center and related affiliates. For more information, visit www.lifebridgehealth.org