Bon Secours names Faraaz Yousuf Richmond market president
Bon Secours has named Faraaz Yousuf its Richmond market president, starting Dec. 1.
Yousuf joined Bon Secours Mercy Health in July as chief strategy officer of the health system's Atlantic Group, responsible for strategic planning efforts across five states, including Virginia and Florida. In his new position, Yousuf will oversee Richmond market operations, which includes St. Mary's Hospital, St. Francis Medical Center, Richmond Community Hospital and Memorial Regional Medical Center, as well as Rappahannock General in Kilmarnock. He succeeds Toni R. Ardabell, who stepped down in July after three years as president of Bon Secours Richmond Health System to return to Inova Health System, where she is now associate chief, clinical enterprise.
“Faraaz is an integrative and dynamic leader with strong interpersonal skills that will drive business and community outcomes while ensuring the patient is at the center of every decision,” Brian White, Bon Secours Mercy Health Atlantic Group president, said in a statement released Tuesday. “He has the benefit of building upon a firm foundation of excellence in Richmond and the market’s strong commitment to the health and well-being of our patients and the Richmond community.”
“I am honored to join the Richmond team and work with our physicians, community partners and associates to serve the distinct needs of our patients across Richmond,” said Yousuf. “I see this new role as an opportunity to make a significant impact on the communities we serve.”
A Virginia Commonwealth University alumnus who holds a master's degree in healthcare administration, Yousuf previously served as president and senior vice president of Maryland-based LifeBridge Health, a $1.8 billion health system. He also formerly worked as chief operating officer for Sutter Health and Hospital Corporation of America.
The Richmond-based Bon Secours is part of Maryland-based Bon Secours Mercy Health System. One of the top 20 health systems in the United States, Bon Secours Mercy Health was formed in 2018 following the merger of Bon Secours Health System and Cincinnati-based Mercy Health.