About Us

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Bringing compassion to health care and Good Help to Those in Need.

History of Bon Secours

The Sisters of Bon Secours were founded in 1824 to respond to the needs of those who were sick and dying in Paris by providing health care to them in their homes. Through their care, they believed that they were bringing God’s healing, compassion and liberation to those in need by helping to alleviate their suffering and bringing a message of hope and assurance that there is a God who loves them.

The first three Sisters of Bon Secours arrived in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1881, and established their first hospital in 1919. By 1980, the Sisters had established or assumed responsibility for several Catholic hospitals, long-term care facilities, and other health care services. The Sisters formed Bon Secours Health System in 1983 to provide skilled, unified management and professional resources for all their health care operations while preserving their Catholic tradition of providing quality care to all, especially to those who are poor, sick and dying.

Since 1983, through acquisitions and joint ventures with other religious and non-sectarian organizations, the system has added facilities in several communities—Charleston and Greenville, South Carolina; Portsmouth, Richmond, Norfolk, and Newport News, Virginia; Suffern, Riverdale, Warwick, and Port Jervis, New York; Ashland, Kentucky; and St. Petersburg, Florida. In 2016, Bon Secours Health System became Bon Secours.

About Bon Secours Richmond

In 1966, Bon Secours expanded its mission to provide good help to those in need with the opening of St. Mary's Hospital. In 1995, Richmond Community Hospital joined the Bon Secours Health System, and in 1998, Memorial Regional Medical Center began serving in the Hanover community. Bon Secours further expanded in 2005, adding its 4th hospital in the Greater Richmond area, when St. Francis Medical Center opened. Today the Catholic healthcare system is one of the area’s largest employers, nationally recognized by AARP and Working Mother magazine. In addition to the four hospitals, Bon Secours Richmond includes a college of nursing, a school of medical imaging, and two family practice residency programs. True to the Sisters’ original mission of a comprehensive healing ministry. Bon Secours Richmond is active in community outreach health programs and services.

Our Mission

The Mission of Bon Secours Health System is to bring compassion to health care and to be Good Help to Those in Need®, especially those who are poor and dying.

As a System of caregivers, we commit ourselves to help bring people and communities to health and wholeness as part of the healing ministry of Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church.

Bon Secours Richmond Annual Report

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Click here to view our 2013 Annual Report
Click here to view our 2012 Annual Report
Click here to view our 2011 Annual Report
Click here to view our 2010 Annual Report