History of our Ministry
Bon Secours Mercy Health’s Mission and values come to us from the compassionate ministries established more than 150 years ago by congregations of women religious. It is our commitment to continuing their legacies that fuels our passion to be of service to all who need our care and help, especially the poor, underserved and dying. Their dedication to excellence and service drives us to continually enhance the way that health care is delivered, promoting new levels of health care safety, quality and cost effectiveness. Our physicians, nurses and health care givers embrace the calling entrusted to them, providing compassionate healing and service as modeled by our foundresses.
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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.
To extend the compassionate ministry of Jesus by improving the health and well-being of our communities and bring good help to those in need, especially people who are poor, dying and underserved.
Bon Secours Richmond Annual Report