Providing "good help" to those in need has been the passion of the Sisters of Bon Secours since 1824. And while the ministry has evolved over the years, the values at the heart of Bon Secours remain the same – providing quality healthcare with an emphasis on respect, quality, justice, compassion, stewardship, integrity, growth and innovation.
1824: Sisters of Bon Secours founded in Paris to care for the poor and sick in their homes.
1881: The sisters of Bon Secours bring their mission to the United States.
1919: Sisters open their first hospital in Baltimore, MD.
1966: Bon Secours opens St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond, Va.
1983: Bon Secours Health System formed to manage all of its facilities, then located in MD, MI, PA, SC, FL and VA.
1987: Bon Secours HealthSource founded to manage non-acute services.
1995: Richmond Community Hospital (in operation since 1907), serving residents of Richmond's Church Hill neighborhood, becomes part of the Bon Secours Health System.
1998: Memorial Regional Medical Center (formerly known as Richmond Memorial Hospital) opened its doors to serve residents in suburban Hanover and Henrico Counties, the Northern Neck, and the City of Richmond.
2005: St. Francis Medical Center became the first new hospital built to serve residents south of the James River in more than two decades.
2007: Bon Secours Health System is recognized with seven national awards for excellence, including:
- AARP – 2007 Best Employer for Workers Over 50
- Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility
- HomeCare Elite – Top 25
- National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) – Top Five Nonprofit Companies and Top 10 Nonprofit Companies
- Verispan – Top 100 Integrated Healthcare Network
- Welcoa – Gold Award – Well Workplace
- Working Mother Magazine – 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers