Sam Ross, MD Chief Community Health Officer, Bon Secours Mercy Health

Sam Ross, MD

Chief Community Health Officer


Sam Ross, MD, serves as Bon Secours Mercy Health’s chief community health officer. In this role, Dr. Ross is responsible for community education, prevention and wellness, and social determinants.

He previously served as chief executive officer of Bon Secours Baltimore Health System and executive vice president at Bon Secours Health System. He was the market leader for Bon Secours Kentucky, the leader of Supply Chain and the executive sponsor of the enterprise-wide Project Management Office. Prior to joining Bon Secours, he served as executive vice president and chief medical officer of Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas, Texas.

Dr. Ross received his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center Medical School in San Antonio, Texas, and a Master of Science in medical management from the University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas.

He is the current chair of the board for 340B Health, a member of CHA Diversity and Health Disparities Committee and a member of the board of Behavioral Health System Baltimore. He serves on the Governor’s Commission for Service and Volunteerism. In 2015, he
co-chaired the Mayor’s Heroin Treatment and Prevention Task Force.

Dr. Ross was named one of the Top 20 Most Admired CEOs in Maryland. He was also recognized as one
of the nation’s Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare
by Modern Healthcare Magazine.