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Bon Secours merging with another Catholic health system

By: - July 23, 2018 9:54 pm

Bon Secours Health, which operates four hospitals in the Richmond area and three in Hampton Roads — in addition to facilities in five other states — is merging with Mercy Health, the largest health system in Ohio.

Once combined, the two entities will “create one of the five largest Catholic health care systems in the nation, with more than 57,000 employees and 1,000 sites of care,” Bon Secours said in a news release. The new entity will be known as Bon Secours Mercy Health when the merger happens this fall.

Mercy Health President and CEO John M. Starcher, Jr. will serve as president and CEO of the new organization. 

“We will expand our services and programs, provide greater access in our markets to help and serve more people,” Starcher said in a statement. “We will be able to do even more for people who are poor, dying or underserved, providing almost $2 million each day in community benefit as a combined entity.”

Bon Secours President and CEO Rich Statuto will continue to serve Bon Secours Mercy Health as an adviser for the next year, primarily focused on strategic growth and innovation. He will retire in 2019.

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Robert Zullo
Robert Zullo

Robert spent 13 years as a reporter and editor at weekly and daily newspapers and was previously editor of the Virginia Mercury. He was a staff writer and managing editor at Worrall Community Newspapers in Union, N.J., before spending five years in south Louisiana covering hurricanes, oil spills and Good Friday crawfish boils as a reporter and city editor for the The Courier and the Daily Comet newspapers in Houma and Thibodaux. He covered Richmond city hall for the Richmond Times-Dispatch from 2012 to 2013 and worked as a general assignment and city hall reporter for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from 2013 to 2016. He returned to Richmond in 2016 to cover energy, environment and transportation for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Contact him at [email protected]