who we are

At Bon Secours, we continue a tradition of care for the sick and poor that began in Paris in 1824 with the founding of the Sisters of Bon Secours. In 1881, the Sisters arrived in the United States and gradually built a national ministry that includes us to this day.

Bon Secours, which means “good help” in French, lives through our hospitals and medical facilities. Good help also lives in our physicians, nurses and staff, who are recognized leaders in providing unparalleled care.

Bon Secours Virginia is proud to be the fourth-largest and only faith-based health system in Virginia, composed of Bon Secours in Richmond and Bon Secours in Hampton Roads. Bon Secours Virginia includes seven award-winning hospitals: four in Richmond (St. Mary's Hospital, Memorial Regional Medical Center, Richmond Community Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center) and three in Hampton Roads (DePaul Medical Center, Mary Immaculate Hospital and Maryview Medical Center).

Bon Secours brings together a network of hospitals, primary care practices, ambulatory care sites and continuing care facilities to provide exceptional, compassionate health care services to thousands of Virginians. The not-for-profit Catholic health system employs nearly 11,000 people.

our tradition

Compassionate care for persons who are sick and vulnerable is the foundation of our ministry. Rooted in the healing mission of Jesus Christ, we are called to continue this healing ministry. As a ministry of the Church we bring a message of hope, reconciliation and compassion to all we serve. Our tradition is uniquely inspired by the Sisters of Bon Secours and the call to be good help to those in need, and by the traditions of compassionate care in the communities we serve. We are called to be Good Help.

Bon Secours values

It's not what we do. It's who we are.

I show respect to all of my customers and co-workers.

I exhibit care, concern and sensitivity.

I support and protect the rights of all people.

I respect privacy and confidentiality and uphold the ethics of the organization.

I strive for excellence in the delivery of our health services.

I am an empowered solution seeker.

I follow up, follow through and act as an owner.

I embrace change, seek new opportunities and promote self-renewal.

The Catholic Health Ministry, our commitments

  • Promote and Defend Human Dignity
  • Attend to the Whole Person
  • Care for Poor and Vulnerable Persons
  • Promote the Common Good
  • Act on Behalf of Justice
  • Steward Resources
  • Act in Communion with the Church


Respect for diversity is rooted in the Catholic tradition of honoring the dignity of each person. Bon Secours Health System is committed to openness, fairness and respect in all of our relationships. We recognize further that diversity is more than a matter of race or background. It is celebrating the rich diversity of people's thoughts, cultures, traditions and life experiences.

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