Flagship partnership between Bon Secours and Kaiser Permanente receives national award

BALTIMORE -  Future Baltimore, the flagship partnership between Bon Secours and Kaiser Permanente, received national recognition for its exemplary partnership to transform an entire zip code in West Baltimore.

Today, the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Council on Foundations (COF) announced the 2018 winners of The Secretary’s Award for Public Philanthropic Partnerships. The national award, presented by HUD Secretary Ben Carson at HUD headquarters in Washington, DC, recognizes 10 foundations and their public sector partners for collaborations to transform communities and improve lives.

Bon Secours and Kaiser Permanente are honored that the Future Baltimore partnership was recognized with this prestigious award. Future Baltimore is dedicated and focused on addressing the social, economic and health needs of community members who live in three neighborhoods in the 21223 zip code: Fayette Street Outreach, Boyd Booth and Franklin Square. The centerpiece of the Bon Secours and Kaiser Permanente collaboration is the renovation of an abandoned -/media located one block south of Bon Secours Baltimore Hospital at 31 S. Payson Street. The plan is to transform the property into a community resource center that houses support for issues ranging from health care to economic and social services. The community resource center will be supported by local partners.

“The partnership between Bon Secours and Kaiser Permanente is building relationships and changing lives in West Baltimore. Neighbors are excited about the transformation underway and look forward to taking the journey into a Future Baltimore with us," said Samuel Ross, M.D., M.S., CEO, Bon Secours Baltimore.

Bon Secours is honored to accept The Secretary’s Award and congratulates all of the winners.
The other winners are:

  • Anthem Foundation
  • Bon Secours of Maryland Foundation
  • Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
  • The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
  • Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation
  • The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation and The Leonard & Helen R. Stulman Foundation
  • Michael Reese Health Trust and Polk Bros. Foundation
  • Rasmuson Foundation
  • Spartanburg County Foundation
  •  U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities

To learn more about the Future Baltimore initiative, visit:  https://www.huduser.gov/portal/sites/default/files/pdf/2018-IPI-Award-BonSecours.pdf

To learn more about the 2018 winners and their initiatives, visit:  https://www.huduser.gov/secaward/cof

Media contact for interviews and photos of the -/media: Judith_Carmichael@bshsi.org or call 410 371-4142

Bon Secours Baltimore Health System serves the West Baltimore Community with a comprehensive array of services including a 69 bed acute care hospital with medical and surgical services, comprehensive behavioral health services, same day surgery, imaging, an outpatient dialysis program, over 25 thousand emergency department visits a year, more than 4,300 discharges annually, 728 affordable housing units in six Senior and two Family Housing Developments, numerous community outreach programs for men, women, expectant mothers, children, teenagers and seniors. More than 810 people are employed by Bon Secours Baltimore Health System. The mission of the Health System is to provide compassionate, quality health care and to be “Good Help®” to those in need in west Baltimore.

Bon Secours Health System is a not-for-profit Catholic health system sponsored by Bon Secours Ministries and originally founded by the Sisters of Bon Secours. 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. Bon Secours has more than 24,000 employees and over 6,700 active members of its medical staff. Its vision is to be a prophetic Catholic health ministry partnering with communities to create a more humane world, build health and social justice, and provide exceptional value for those served.