LifeBridge Health Opens Brand-New Emergency Department and Specialty Clinics at Grace Medical Center in West Baltimore


Baltimore - Fourteen months after acquiring the former Bon Secours Baltimore Hospital, LifeBridge Health today debuts a brand-new emergency department (ED) as well as renovated primary care/specialty care clinics and surgery suite at Grace Medical Center in West Baltimore.

The new ED will open for its first full day on January 19, with the renovated primary and specialty clinics opening the week of January 25. Along with the renovations of the facility, LifeBridge Health has also expanded medical services at Grace Medical Center by adding several new medical specialists, such as a dedicated OB/GYN, pediatrician, ophthalmologist and orthopedic specialist. New services also include 3D mammography.

Grace Medical Center 2021 Renovations

"The new emergency department, as well as the renovations to the primary and specialty clinics, are the most visible examples, to date, of LifeBridge Health's commitment to a growing, thriving and healthy West Baltimore community," says Rebecca Altman, vice president and chief integration officer at LifeBridge Health.

She adds, "Today we begin a new era of healthcare in West Baltimore, and we are so grateful for the many people, including our government champions, community partners and neighbors, who have supported us in our efforts."

Community has always been at the center of LifeBridge Health's plans at Grace Medical Center. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the health system plans an online virtual community celebration on January 25 at 11 am. This celebration will include video tours of the ED and clinic spaces as well as remarks from special guests, including Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott and Pastor Rodney Morton from Central Baptist Church, which sits across from Grace Medical Center at the corner of Baltimore and Pulaski Streets. Community members can see the virtual celebration at:

"When LifeBridge Health brought Grace Medical Center into our family, we had a vision to ensure that the people of West Baltimore had the health services they need now and in the future. We are so excited to debut the new emergency department and renovated clinic spaces and even more thrilled for what these renovations and additional medical services will mean for the people of West Baltimore," says Daniel Blum, president of Grace Medical Center and senior vice president of LifeBridge Health.


Grace Medical Center 2021 Renovations

The new emergency department at Grace covers 17,000 square feet with 27 state-of-the art treatment rooms, along with a new lobby and ambulance entrance. The new ED also has negative pressure rooms, allowing for isolation for people with suspected infectious diseases such as COVID-19. There is a designated pod for patients with psychiatric or behavioral health concerns. A brand-new CT (computed tomography) scanner is located within the department to allow for rapid diagnosis of conditions such as heart attacks and strokes.

"We see the new ED as a gift for the community and our team. We have an awesome responsibility to provide the best and most compassionate care inside our new facility," says Reginald Brown., M.D., chief of emergency medicine at Grace Medical Center.

The Grace emergency department sees an average of 20,000 patients a year.