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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