Bon Secours Health System is a Roman Catholic health care
organization. Sponsored by the Bon Secours Ministries, it is home
to about 20 hospitals with some 4,400 licensed acute care
beds. First founded in 1919, the organization's facilities are in
six states in the eastern US, from New York to Florida. In addition
to its acute care hospitals, the not-for-profit health care
system operates a psychiatric hospital, numerous nursing homes
and assisted-living facilities, as well as hospices and home
health care agencies. Its Global Ministry Initiative provides
outreach for health care and social services in developing
countries, particularly Haiti, Peru, and South Africa.
Headquartered in Marriottsville, Maryland, the system has
hospitals in Kentucky, Maryland, New York, South Carolina, and
Virginia and long-term care facilities in Florida, New York, and
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In fiscal 2014 (ended August), Medicare and Medicaid payments
accounted for 35% of total net patient revenue.
Revenue increased 3% to $3.5 billion in fiscal 2014 (ended
August) as net patient service revenues increased. Despite that
growth, higher operating costs led to a decline in net income,
which fell 57% to $143.5 million.
Cash flow from operations slipped 6% to $190.4 million that year
as a result of the lower net income, as well as a change in working
Bon Secours plans to continue to grow its operations in existing
and new communities, targeting expansion in ambulatory care,
elderly services, and home health and hospice. The health system
has opened several new ambulatory care centers in existing
service territories and it is conducting renovation
and expansion efforts at some of its hospital facilities.
Bon Secours has also initiated information technology
restructuring efforts; it has developed a new clinical
information management system (electronic medical records),
ConnectCare, which is being implemented at its facilities in