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Our Community, Our Calling

Bon Secours is leading a movement to extend wellness into the communities we serve, where health is truly built, sustained and enriched. Our award-winning physicians take part in numerous studies and clinical trials to bring you the good help that all individuals deserve. Bon Secours is dedicated to making health care more accessible than ever before, through our hospitals, our Bon Secours 24/7 virtual patient visits, emergency departments, urgent care centers, online appointments, physician offices and wellness information hubs such as this blog. Please explore and learn more about our dedication to innovation, research and compassionate care.


No Adults Allowed; Pediatric Emergency Department Delivers Compassionate Care

Bon Secours St. Mary’s for Kids Emergency Room offers parents throughout Richmond the opportunity for compassionate care exclusively for their children. St. Mary’s for Kids isn’t just the best choice – it’s the only choice. The area’s only dedicated pediatric …

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Despite nearly identical obesity rates, men seek bariatric surgery dramatically less often than women.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than one third (36.5%) of U.S. adults have obesity. Of those hundreds of millions of adults, the distribution between male and female adults considered obese is nearly even. Why is …

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Delivering Good Help on Good Friday and Beyond

Many recognize Bon Secours today as a leading not-for-profit health care provider, employing more than 25,000 and serving thousands through 19 acute care, five long-term care, four assisted living, six retirement communities/senior housing, 14 home care and hospice services and …

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Robotic Hernia Repairs Can Speed Recovery

Hernias are tears or weaknesses in the abdominal wall, and if left untreated, they can cause increasing pain and intestinal complications. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, approximately five million Americans have hernias. Amit Gogia, M.D., FACS, is …

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Bariatric Surgery – What It’s Not

Surgical procedures for effective weight loss have been developed and refined over the last half century. As technology improved and surgery became a more common option to combat a number of health conditions, bariatric procedures also improved. Today, people with …

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Is Your Fitness Tracker Telling You Everything?

If you feel like you’re working harder than your fitness tracker indicates, you may be right. Conversely, you may also be exercising less than your device says. It turns out some wrist-worn fitness trackers may not be very accurate when …

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Equality in Health Care Hiring Ensures Healing Environments for All

Disease, injury and sickness do not discriminate. Every individual will need health and wellness services at various moments on life’s journey and there must be no discriminatory barriers to healing. That is why our concentration has remained the same for nearly …

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Vein and Vascular Specialists Treat Range of Cardiovascular Diseases

Cardiovascular diseases, disorders of the heart and blood vessels, constitute the number one cause of death in the United States. On average, one American dies of cardiovascular disease every 39 seconds. In addition, stroke – a disorder of blood supply …

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Insight with Inside Business Honoree Darlene Stephenson

Recently selected by Inside Business for its 2016 Women in Business Achievement Award, Darlene Stephenson was honored to be recognized for her work in creating a significant impact on the health care industry throughout the last 30 years. Stephenson joined Bon …

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Skin Cancer Screenings are Vital to Early Detection

Approximately 3.5 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in the United States each year. In fact, skin cancer cases outweigh all other cancers combined and one in five people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with skin cancer annually. …

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