February 8, 2022 / Destiny Johnson
Baltimore (February 8, 2022) – Baltimore Medical System (BMS), the largest Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) system in Maryland, today announced it received $100,000 in grants from Truist Financial Corporation through its Truist Charitable Fund, a donor-advised fund at The Winston-Salem Foundation, and Truist Foundation to support the relocation and expansion of its Middlesex Health Center.
“We are extremely grateful to Truist for this significant contribution to our new BMS at Middlesex Health Center,” said Shirley Sutton, president and CEO, Baltimore Medical System. “Our new, larger space will offer a more comfortable environment for our patients and allow us to add new staff and services. This generous contribution from Truist will directly support our ability to provide even more comprehensive care to address the complex health care needs of our community and reach more of the 37,000 low-income residents who are not currently accessing health care services.”
“Helping Baltimore Medical System provide critical services to low-income individuals and families is another demonstration of Truist’s purpose to inspire and build better lives and communities,” said Greg Farno, Maryland regional president for Truist. “This grant will help support the expansion of the new Middlesex Health Center and increase its ability to care for, and have a positive impact on, vulnerable members of our community.”
Currently located at 1245 Eastern Boulevard, BMS at Middlesex will move to 9504 Philadelphia Road to a new space, doubling its current footprint as it continues its work to improve the health, wellness, and quality of life for underserved residents of eastern Baltimore County. The new Middlesex Health Center is expected to open in spring/summer 2022.
Baltimore Medical System operates eight community health centers, three pharmacies and eight school-based health sites around Baltimore, and serves more than 60,000 patients annually, including those who are underserved and uninsured.
About Baltimore Medical System
Baltimore Medical System (BMS) is the largest Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) system in Maryland. Operating eight health centers, three pharmacies, and eight school-based health sites in Baltimore, BMS serves more than 60,000 patients annually, including those who are underserved and uninsured. With a multidisciplinary team of healthcare providers and community health workers who provide holistic care for patients beyond the exam room, BMS is committed to providing healthcare with dignity, ensuring Baltimore City’s most vulnerable citizens can become engaged stakeholders in their own healthcare. This leads to better health outcomes—and opens them up to greater employment and educational opportunities, financial security, and family stability. For more information, visit www.bmsi.org.
About Truist Charitable Fund
The Truist Charitable Fund is a donor-advised fund created by Truist and administered by The Winston-Salem Foundation.
About Truist Foundation
The Truist Foundation is committed to Truist Financial Corporation’s (NYSE: TFC) purpose to inspire and build better lives and communities. Established in 2020, the foundation makes strategic investments in nonprofit organizations to help ensure the communities it serves have more opportunities for a better quality of life. The Truist Foundation’s grants and activities focus on building career pathways to economic mobility and strengthening small businesses. Learn more at Truist.com/Foundation.
Truist Financial Corporation (NYSE: TFC) is a purpose-driven financial services company committed to inspiring and building better lives and communities. Formed by the historic merger of equals of BB&T and SunTrust, Truist has leading market share in many high-growth markets in the country. The company offers a wide range of services including retail, small business and commercial banking; asset management; capital markets; commercial real estate; corporate and institutional banking; insurance; mortgage; payments; specialized lending and wealth management. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Truist is a top 10 U.S. commercial bank. Truist Bank, Member FDIC. Learn more at Truist.com.