Bon Secours hospitals in Richmond, Hampton Roads merge

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The Richmond and Hampton Roads divisions of Bon Secours Health System Inc. have merged to form Bon Secours Virginia, a health system with seven hospitals.

Peter J. Bernard, formerly senior vice president and CEO of Bon Secours Richmond, became head of Bon Secours Virginia on July 4. Michael Kerner, executive vice president and administrator at St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond for the past five years, will become CEO of Bon Secours Hampton Roads on Aug. 4.

“Our goal is to sustain the mission-driven care that Bon Secours provides both in Hampton Roads and Richmond,” Bernard said in a statement. “Our faith-based care and the legendary mission of the Sisters of Bon Secours have made many positive advancements in health care across Virginia and bringing it under one umbrella will only move our mission forward.”

Bon Secours Richmond is made up of four hospitals, St. Mary’s, Memorial Regional Medical Center, Richmond Community Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center. Bon Secours Hampton Roads includes DePaul Medical Center, Maryview Medical Center and Mary Immaculate Hospital.

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