Dr. Bockarie Kanneh, Mercy Hospital's former Chief Medical Officer, has died at the age of 81. Dr. Kanneh, who was CMO and lead doctor at Mercy Hospital from 2013-2018, cared deeply about his patients and believed in his commitment to serve the vulnerable. "A very good doctor is one who is always available, always on call. You can be a great doctor and have a wonderful facility, but if you are not available it does not matter," he once said.
Dr. Kanneh came to Mercy yesterday complaining of symptoms related to hypertension, and passed away in the arms of Dr. Aruna Stevens. His funeral is this afternoon at 4pm. We honor his memory and his legacy of faithful service to the children and families served by Mercy Hospital.