Bon Secours Health System
Bon Secours Health System is a not-for-profit Catholic health system sponsored by Bon Secours Ministries. Headquartered in Marriottsville, Maryland, the system owns, manages, or joint ventures 19 acute-care hospitals, one psychiatric hospital, five nursing care facilities, four assisted living facilities, and 14 home care and hospice services. More than 24,000 Bon Secours employees help people in six states, primarily on the East Coast. In 1881, the first Sisters of Bon Secours arrived in the United States to care for those who were sick and dying in their homes in Baltimore, Maryland and established their first hospital in Baltimore in 1919. By 1980, the Sisters had founded or assumed responsibility for several Catholic hospitals, long-term care facilities and other health care services. They formed Bon Secours Health System in 1983 to provide skilled, unified management, and professional resources for all their health care operations while preserving their Catholic tradition of providing quality care to all, especially to those who are poor, sick, and dying.