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Bon Secours Virginia Receives City’s Community Impact Award

Health system honored for advancing Richmond’s economy, bringing jobs and health services to the City

Richmond, Va. – (June 13, 2013) -- Bon Secours Virginia Health System has been recognized by the City of Richmond with its 2012 Community Impact Award, for the health system’s contributions to the city’s economy through jobs creation and business development.

“Bon Secours has long shared a strong partnership with the City of Richmond; a relationship that we’ve been proud to grow and enhance over the years,” said Peter J. Bernard, CEO of Bon Secours Virginia Health System, who accepted the award at the City’s 2nd Annual Business Appreciation Awards Breakfast earlier this week. “Our relationship with the city has helped to foster business and community revitalization, along with community health initiatives aimed at children and families in the East End, as has our partnership around the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center. We value our relationship with the city and are honored to receive this award.”

Bon Secours has extensive involvement in Richmond’s East End through programs such as Supporting East End Entrepreneurship Development (SEED); in three years, Bon Secours has committed $150,000 in renewable SEED funding towards business revitalization efforts in the area. In 2012, Bon Secours entered into a partnership with the City of Richmond and the Washington Redskins to make Richmond home to the NFL team’s summer training camp, officially known as the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center. The project will bring an estimated $40 million investment to the City of Richmond and hundreds of new jobs.

“Our second term mantra is ‘Building the Best Richmond’,” said Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones. “That building begins with ensuring our city has strong, vibrant businesses within our communities that range from Fortune 1000 companies to small locally-owned businesses. During this recognition event, we will collectively and individually recognize area businesses that have contributed greatly to the economic fabric of our city, as well as thank those businesses who have located and operated in the city of Richmond.”

The annual Business Appreciation Awards recognize businesses for their impact on job creation, business retention and attraction and investment fueling Richmond’s economy. Award categories include business retention, business expansion, commercial area revitalization, enterprise zone program, tourism, minority business, volunteers and community impact, for which Bon Secours was recognized.

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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 300 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.


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