Hospital Trying To Win Community’s Trust

(By – Rachel Bluth, Capital News Service and Rachel Greenwald, Capital News Service via Kaiser Health News)

Dr. Samuel Ross had been CEO of Bon Secours Health System for three months when he went to a dinner party in 2006 and first heard the name some Baltimoreans use for the hospital.

They called it “Bon Se-Killer.”

Ross says the reputation is based partially on urban myth, spread largely by people who’ve never walked through the hospital’s doors. Bon Secours’ current mortality data don’t support the disturbing label, though it has endured in the community. Read more…

 

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