West Baltimore’s Bon Secours Hospital has been renamed following its acquisition by LifeBridge Health earlier this year.
The hospital will now be called Grace Medical Center. LifeBridge officially acquired the hospital Nov. 1.
“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,” Neil Meltzer, LifeBridge’s president and CEO, said in a statement. “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.”
The hospital had been named after the Sisters of Bon Secours, who founded the hospital in 1919.
LifeBridge’s acquisition of the hospital this year came as the sisters moved away from running the hospital in order to focus on other community efforts the hospital had developed, including housing initiatives.
Those efforts continue under the banner of Bon Secours Community Works.
LifeBridge’s plans for the hospital include enhanced emergency services, on-site clinical and primary care, expanded specialty services and a small medical/surgical unit. Renovations and new construction could be finished by the end of 2022, the hospital said in a news release.