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 gradual stages.