Bon Secours names new leader for Hanover, Rappahannock hospitals
John Emery ran system hospitals in Petersburg, Emporia
Bon Secours has named John Emery to lead Memorial Regional Medical Center in Mechanicsville and Rappahannock General Hospital in Kilmarnock, effective Monday.
Emery previously served as president of the hospital system’s Southside Medical Center in Petersburg and Southern Virginia Medical Center in Emporia. In his new role, Emery will be responsible for the operational success of the two hospitals while focusing on patient care. Bon Secours is also seeking to build a new standalone $17 million emergency room near Ashland in Hanover County, a proposal that the Virginia Department of Health has supported over a competing proposal from rival health system HCA Healthcare.
“It’s an honor to continue my service to this ministry in a new capacity and work with our physicians, associates and community partners to serve the distinct needs of our patients both in and around Hanover County and the Northern Neck,” Emery said in a statement. “I am delighted to lead the effort of meeting the changing needs of these communities we serve.”
Emery joined the health system in 2020 when Bon Secours acquired Southside Medical Center and Southern Virginia Medical Center from Tennessee-based Community Health Systems. While there, he led expansions in teleneurology, swing beds and behavioral health as well as adding a women’s center and imaging centers.
Prior to his time at Bon Secours, Emery worked in Florida and oversaw a hospital evacuation during Hurricane Irma. He is a member of the 2023 Lead Virginia class, which seeks to bring leaders from across various industries to contribute toward meeting the needs of communities across the state.
Dr. John Yosay will serve as interim president of the Southside Medical Center and Southern Virginia Medical Center during the search for a permanent president. Yosay joined the Southside Medical Center administrative team in April 2020 as vice president of medical affairs and has served the community since 2017 as a primary care practitioner.