About Us

Bon Secours St. Petersburg Health System began the year 2013 celebrating 50 years of continuous operations. Maria Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center originally opened as Florida Care of St. Petersburg on June 16, 1963. It became a ministry of the Catholic Church in 1975, when it was purchased by the diocese, and dedicated by the Most Reverend Charles B. McLaughlin, who served as the diocese’s first Bishop. On December 15, 1988, Maria Manor was sold to the Sisters of Bon Secours, and the facility was renamed Bon Secours Maria Manor Nursing Care Center.

Blending the Sisters’ mission to provide Good Help to Those in Need with the tradition of compassionate care personified by Maria Manor’s strong ties to the local community, the facility is an excellent example of quality nursing home care. Maria Manor has maintained accreditation by The Joint Commission since 1998, and it has received numerous awards and recognitions for its unique programming, including the prestigious Codman Award for its initiative and interdisciplinary approach to the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers. In 2013, Maria Manor was recognized for a second time as one of only a select number of nursing homes with the Florida Governor’s Gold Seal. As one of few Catholic nursing facilities serving the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Maria Manor is proudly to be recognized as one of Florida’s premier nursing and rehabilitation centers.

Bon Secours Place, an assisted living facility licensed for 105-residents, opened in November 2000. The community was developed with a neighborhood concept in which the building is divided into smaller communities of approximately 12 residents. The facility was also designed with dedicated suites for the specialized care for those with Alzheimer’s and other related diseases. Among its unique attributes, Bon Secours Place operates with an extended congregate care license, which in addition to a regular license, allows the facility to provide nursing services beyond those regulated within the traditional assisted living environment. It was the first assisted living facility in Florida to receive accreditation by The Joint Commission, and it is the only Catholic assisted living facility in Pinellas County.

The most recent addition to the continuum of senior services provided by Bon Secours St. Petersburg is Bon Secours Home Care, which opened in 2006. It presently services Pinellas, Pasco, and Hillsborough Counties. In 2012, for the third consecutive year, Bon Secours St. Petersburg Home Care was named to the HomeCareElite™, a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. Since 2010, the agency has been accredited by The Joint Commission.