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Bon Secours and Mercy Health complete merger

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Bon Secours Health System and Mercy Health have completed their merger, forming Bon Secours Mercy Health.

Bon Secours, based in Marriottsville, Md., includes Bon Secours Virginia, which operates health-care facilities in the Richmond area and Hampton Roads.

Mercy Health is based in Cincinnati.

The combination, which creates one of the largest health care systems in the country, took effect Wednesday.

The merged health system employs more than 57,000 people in Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, New York, Ohio, South Carolina and Virginia.

Its network has more than 1,000 care sites, including 43 hospitals, more than 50 home-health agencies, hospice agencies, and skilled nursing and assisted-living facilities.

When merger plans were revealed in February, the health systems said their combination would create an organization with $8 billion in net operating revenue and nearly $300 million in operating income.

John M. Starcher Jr., the former head of Mercy Health, is the new president and CEO of Bon Secours Mercy Health. His leadership team includes executives from both health systems.

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