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Thanks to your generous support, for nearly 200 years Bon Secours has provided “good help” to community members when they need it most. As a mainstay in the region, we guarantee that a friend or family member has been treated by a Bon Secours doctor or nurse at one of our top-rated facilities. We are dedicated to making sure that we continue to provide the exceptional, compassionate care for which we are known for the next 200 years. That’s why we’ve launched the 200 Campaign — to continue to improve the health and lives of our community members. We invite you to join us in this effort. Together, we can ensure that we provide our communities with the care they deserve.
– Cynthia C. Reynolds, CEO, Bon Secours Virginia Foundations
D. Kyle Woolfolk Jr., campaign chairman/Richmond
“The NICU team not only saved my twins’ lives, they handed me two perfect children.”
– Sarah, mother of premature twins
Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital NICU
At Bon Secours, we are dedicated to making certain that patients and their families receive nothing short of outstanding care. It’s a commitment that stands at the core of our unwavering partnership with the people of Virginia — doing whatever it takes to meet the needs of our community as we progress. We want the care our patients receive to be the best in the region.
As a community-focused, faith-based institution, we believe in the power of people connected. We not only serve the community, we live in it. And with community support, we work hard to develop treatment facilities, programs and initiatives of uncompromised excellence.
That is why we need your help to raise $200 million. With a committed partnership between philanthropic community support and Bon Secours, we will ensure that the good help that defines Bon Secours can continue for another 200 years. Together, we will shape the future of health care by strengthening and broadening the services available to the people of our community.
We invite you to be part of this ambitious plan. Help us make Virginia’s finest community hospitals even better. Our patients deserve nothing less than the most exceptional care or as we call it, good help for a lifetime.
“My doctors didn‘t think of me as a typical patient. It was as if I was their brother, their son.”
– Dean, heart attack survivor
Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center
The generosity of our donors — visionaries who recognize the importance of sustaining our health care system where innovative and compassionate care can be offered to our families, friends and neighbors — makes it possible for us to continue the mission of the Sisters of Bon Secours. Here are just a few stories of some of our most recent partners in giving.
Richmond Memorial Health Foundation
The Richmond Memorial Hospital Foundation was established in 1970 to manage investments and provide support to Richmond Memorial Hospital and the community. When Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center opened in 1998, the foundation was renamed the Richmond Memorial Health Foundation. The Foundation awards grants to its legacy institutions and other nonprofit health and health care-related organizations serving Richmond and central Virginia.
The Foundation awarded the Bon Secours Richmond Health Care Foundation a $500,000 gift to support capital expenses associated with constructing and equipping the Bon Secours Community Hospice House. The Community Hospice House is grounded in Bon Secours Richmond’s deep commitment to hospice care — a founding element of the ministry of the Sisters of Bon Secours that began in 1824. Guided by a holistic approach to medicine, the Community Hospice House, which opened in 2015 provides a high level of medical care and high quality of life for patients with terminal illness, while offering emotional and spiritual support to their families in a home-like environment.
Frank D. Stoneburner Jr., M.D.
When Frank D. Stoneburner Jr., M.D., of Virginia Surgical Associates presented a gift in the amount of $25,000 to Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing, he remarked how he and his practice hold nurses in such high esteem.
“Nursing care is vital to the overall healing and health of patients and my colleagues and I have much respect for the profession,” said Stoneburner. “We hope this donation encourages others to do the same.”
Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation
The Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, a champion of nursing education throughout the Southeast, is the College of Nursing’s largest scholarship donor. Over the past 10 years, the Foundation has contributed scholarship dollars to the College in excess of $1.7 million, benefitting more than 1,500 young women who aspire to become nurses and serve their community. A consistent annual donor, the Foundation generously committed to $275,000 in 2017, the largest gift ever received by the College.
Richard S. Reynolds Foundation
The Bon Secours Richmond Health Care Foundation received $300,000 from the Richard S. Reynolds Foundation to support an outpatient Cancer Resiliency Center that incorporates integrative medicine therapies near the Radiation Oncology suite at Reynolds Crossing. The Cancer Resiliency Center at Reynolds Crossing, a quality-of-life program, is still in its planning stage and is designed to help patients not only survive, but thrive in their “new normal” lifestyles. The Center program will incorporate integrative medicine techniques in a comfortable space where patients can come for exercise classes and/or physical therapy, support groups, and survivorship and ancillary classes such as “Look Good, Feel Better.” Because the Bon Secours team believes that healing comes from the inside out, this program will empower individuals through a customized, integrated approach that fortifies the body, mind and spirit.
An anonymous donor generously gave $312,000 to Richmond Hope Therapy Center to complete the fundraising campaign for the facility’s 2,500-square-foot expansion. The expansion has made room for additional children to be served and allows the center to grow its services to include speech and occupational therapies. Rather than the typical once-a-week physical therapy sessions, children at Richmond Hope receive 3 hours of therapy a day, 5 days a week, for 3 consecutive weeks. With the increased time using a variety of innovative tools, the center’s therapists work with children to gain maximum strength, flexibility and balance for increased independence and greater functionality.
“My doctor went the extra mile for me and made me feel special.”
– Bernard, thyroid cancer survivor
Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center
More than fifty years ago, Bon Secours arrived in Virginia and forever changed the landscape of health care in the region. By forging community partnerships with individuals and institutions alike, we gained a foothold in the area and along with it, the trust of thousands of patients who grew to expect the high-quality, compassionate health care only found at Bon Secours.
During this campaign, Bon Secours will continue to deliver our patients a truly exceptional experience — from our person-centered approach to the most advanced treatments to follow-up care. At the same time, we will extend our reach to our neighbors with new and expanded community programs.
This bold directive to raise $200 million will allow us to enhance our eight award-winning community hospitals — St. Mary’s Hospital, Memorial Regional Medical Center, Richmond Community Hospital, St. Francis Medical Center, Rappahannock General Hospital — as well as our exemplary Memorial College of Nursing and our outstanding clinical specialties, which include cardiac, oncology, children’s services, women’s services, neurosciences, orthopaedics and surgery.
By investing in our facilities, up-to-date equipment and technologies, soothing patient environments and educational programs to better ourselves and the community, we reaffirm the mission of Bon Secours and our commitment to providing the type of care all patients deserve.
“The people at Memorial Regional were amazing. They really were.”
– Butch, heart attack survivor
Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center
We could tell you all about our wonderful hospitals and the compassionate health care you or a loved one will receive if you ever need their services, but we’d rather let our patients do that. Their personal stories illustrate the impact an extraordinary experience of care provided by a compassionate care provider can have.
For more information about the 200 Campaign, please call the Bon Secours Richmond Health Care Foundation office at 804-287-7700. Or if you’d prefer, send us an email by filling out the information below. We look forward to hearing from you.