Our Community, Our Calling

Bon Secours is leading a movement to extend wellness into the communities we serve, where health is truly built, sustained and enriched. Our award-winning physicians take part in numerous studies and clinical trials to bring you the good help that all individuals deserve. Bon Secours is dedicated to making health care more accessible than ever before, through our hospitals, our Bon Secours 24/7 virtual patient visits, emergency departments, urgent care centers, online appointments, physician offices and wellness information hubs such as this blog. Please explore and learn more about our dedication to innovation, research and compassionate care.


Spotlight Shines Light on Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that occurs when your body’s immune system mistakenly stops protecting your health from foreign substances and begins to attack your joints. According to the Mayo Clinic, the negative health impacts of the chronic inflammatory …

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Hospital Staff Become Impromptu Wedding Planners Prior to Baby’s Imminent Arrival

By Lisa A. Ossie and Monique Kimball Gene and Ericka were preparing for their marriage, as well as the birth of their new baby when Ericka’s water unexpectedly broke at 37-weeks. Ericka was headed to St. Francis Medical Center to deliver …

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Telemedicine Apps Are There For You, 24/7

When you’re dealing with a relatively minor condition, such as pink eye or a sinus infection, taking time away from work or school and driving to a medical appointment can be a costly endeavor both for the time and fees …

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Firework Safety

Independence Day is right around the corner and the Fourth of July holiday is a peak time for the use of fireworks. Lighting fireworks and enjoying the beautiful array of colors they produce is a summer tradition in many communities. …

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Nursing: More than a Career – A Calling to Heal

Nursing is more than a career. It is a calling. At Bon Secours, we are grateful for the nurses who answer that call every day. Their compassion and skill make them experts of healing and comfort. The American Nurses Association …

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National Hospital Week Celebrates the Individuals Inside

National Hospital Week is May 7–13 this year, and we would like to kick off this year’s celebration by saying thank you to all of the individuals who make the Bon Secours Health System something to celebrate. Every year, the …

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No Adults Allowed; Pediatric Emergency Department Delivers Compassionate Care

Bon Secours St. Mary’s for Kids Emergency Room offers parents throughout Richmond the opportunity for compassionate care exclusively for their children. St. Mary’s for Kids isn’t just the best choice – it’s the only choice. The area’s only dedicated pediatric …

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Delivering Good Help on Good Friday and Beyond

Many recognize Bon Secours today as a leading not-for-profit health care provider, employing more than 25,000 and serving thousands through 19 acute care, five long-term care, four assisted living, six retirement communities/senior housing, 14 home care and hospice services and …

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Robotic Hernia Repairs Can Speed Recovery

Hernias are tears or weaknesses in the abdominal wall, and if left untreated, they can cause increasing pain and intestinal complications. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, approximately five million Americans have hernias. Amit Gogia, M.D., FACS, is …

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Equality in Health Care Hiring Ensures Healing Environments for All

Disease, injury and sickness do not discriminate. Every individual will need health and wellness services at various moments on life’s journey and there must be no discriminatory barriers to healing. That is why our concentration has remained the same for nearly …

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