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Bon Secours Virginia CEO Peter Bernard Named Among Virginia’s Most Influential
Peter J. Bernard, CEO of Bon Secours Virginia Health System, has been named among the 50 Most Influential Virginians by Virginia Business magazine. Bernard is listed among leaders who are affecting important issues throughout the commonwealth including higher education, transportation, economic development, philanthropy, the arts, health care and energy. The magazine’s annual list was published in this month’s issue.
Bernard joined Bon Secours in 2000 as CEO of Bon Secours Richmond Health System. In his current role as CEO of Bon Secours Virginia Health System, Bernard has guided the organization to its current status as a nationally recognized and proven leader in the provision of high quality, cost effective health care. Bernard’s commitment to building healthy communities recently resulted in a community focused childhood obesity initiative, as well as a sponsorship instrumental in securing the Washington Redskins’ summer training camp for the City of Richmond, a measure expected to have major impact on the city’s economy. Also, as part of its sponsorship, Bon Secours will significantly expand its health-care services and educational programs to underserved areas across the city.
Bernard has served on the boards of the American Red Cross, the YMCA, Central Virginia Health Network and the Children’s Museum of Richmond. His community involvement includes the American Heart Association, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, United Way, American College of Health Care Executives, Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce, The Leadership Institute, The Forum Club, St. Joseph’s Villa and St. Bridget’s Parish.