The Sisters of Bon Secours began their ministry more than 200 years ago in Paris, France and were the first to care for the sick and dying in patients' homes. Bon Secours means "good help" in French. That ministry continues today and the mission of the 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. Recognizing the dignity of all persons, we provide compassionate healthcare services contributing to the physical, social, emotional and spiritual well-being of those we serve.
As a nonprofit organization, the Bon Secours Richmond Health Care Foundation answers the call of the community, while others answer the call of shareholders. We can take pride that we turn no one away. We can pray at the patient’s bedside. We give good help to those in need.
Our Foundation raises funds to help the nonprofit, faith-based Bon Secours Richmond Health Care System:
Donations help us go beyond simply providing health care to those who can’t afford it. The Foundation helps Bon Secours fund programs, buy equipment and pay for training that might not otherwise be possible.
We are grateful for our community members who are partnering with us to give life to our vision for a healthier community. Because of the community generosity, Bon Secours’ care constantly evolves and improves to provide world-class medical care to all.
In 2013, philanthropic dollars made it possible for programs like the Care-A-Van to visit 20,000 patients and provide vaccinations for 6,000 adults and children. The Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing also benefits from gifts that fund student scholarships, faculty professorships and chairs, programming and capital projects.
And your contributions also have helped to establish 11 forensic nursing positions to care for adults and children who are victims of physical and sexual abuse, neglect and workplace violence.
In the past year, we have seen two very important community initiatives come to fruition, the Evelyn D. Reinhart Guest House on the St. Mary’s campus and the Community Hospice House, both largely realized through philanthropic support. This spring we will see our first guests take temporary residence in the Guest House, the first building in the history of Bon Secours Virginia to be funded solely by philanthropy. The Community Hospice House will be built this year thanks to our generous donors and to Bon Secours.
In fulfilling the health care mission of the Sisters of Bon Secours "Good Help To Those in Need"® -- Bon Secours Richmond Health Care foundation was incorporated for the purpose of soliciting, receiving, and administering gifts and contributions for the benefit of the not-for-profit entities of the Bon Secours Richmond Health Corporation.
— Cynthia Reynolds, CEO, Foundations serving Bon Secours Virginia
Our ministry not only supports the care we provide in our hospitals; our community outreach is substantial throughout the Richmond metropolitan area extending to the Tri-Cities and Petersburg areas, Powhatan, as well as the communities of the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck.
Dr. Gary R. Zeevi
Advanced Heart Failure Center
Honorary Co-Chair, Guest House Fundraising Initiative
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