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Bon Secours Virginia Health System Ranked a Best Place to Work in Healthcare

One of only three health systems in Virginia named to prestigious national list

October 10, 2012

Bon Secours Virginia Health System has been named to Modern Healthcare’s respected national listing of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2012. Bon Secours Virginia, which was ranked 68th, was one of only three from Virginia to earn a spot on the fifth annual Modern Healthcare list. Bon Secours last made the list in 2009 as Bon Secours Richmond Health System.

“Our commitment to improving health care delivery, patient services and employee engagement is part of our overall mission of providing good help to the communities we serve,” said Peter J. Bernard, CEO of Bon Secours Virginia Health System. “Honors such as this one from Modern Healthcare validate this commitment and help our employees understand how much they impact lives.”

Bon Secours Virginia was considered a leading employer by Modern Healthcare for its supportive and flexible programs and policies, including:

  • Full benefits for employees working just 16 hours per week
  • Flexible work schedules such as job sharing, telecommuting, compressed workweeks
  • Wellness and employee assistance programs
  • Dependent care, both childcare and elder care
  • Volunteerism and outreach
  • Environmental responsibility
  • Employee recognition
  • Communication with employees
  • Professional development and education

A full listing of recognized organizations is now available at in alphabetical order.

The program, co-sponsored by the Studer Group, honors workplaces in healthcare that enable employees to perform at their optimum level to provide patients and customers with the best possible care and services.

About Bon Secours Virginia Health System
Bon Secours Virginia provides good help to thousands of Virginians through a network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, ambulatory care sites and continuing care facilities across the Commonwealth. The not-for-profit health system employs about 12,000 people, including nearly 450 physicians as part of the Bon Secours Medical Group.

The fourth largest and only faith-based health system in Virginia, Bon Secours Virginia offers a full range of services, including cardiac, women’s, children’s, orthopaedics, oncology, neurosciences and surgery at seven award-winning hospitals.

  • Bon Secours Richmond is comprised of St. Mary’s Hospital, Memorial Regional Medical Center, Richmond Community Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center.
  • Bon Secours Hampton Roads is comprised of Maryview Medical Center, DePaul Medical Center and Mary Immaculate Hospital.

About Bon Secours Richmond Foundation
Bon Secours’ ministry of providing good help to those in need is supported by the Bon Secours Richmond Foundation, which raises funds to create healthy communities, advance clinical innovation and provide an extraordinary experience of care.

About Modern Healthcare
Modern Healthcare is the industry’s most trusted, credible and relied-upon news source. Modern Healthcare examines pressing healthcare issues and provides executives with the information they need to make informed business decisions and lead their organizations to success. Best Companies Group works with partners to establish “Best Places to Work,” “Best Companies” and “Best Employers” programs on a national, statewide and regional basis. Through its thorough workplace assessment utilizing employer questionnaires and employee satisfaction surveys, Best Companies Group identifies and recognizes companies who have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence.

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