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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.
Kick the habit! 7 Tips to Quit Smoking Before Weight-Loss Surgery
It’s always a smart idea to quit smoking. If you’re thinking about having weight-loss surgery to improve your health, you’ll need to quit smoking weeks before your surgery date. Smoking harms nearly every organ inside your body, according to the …learn more
Nursing: More than a Career – A Calling to Heal
Nursing is more than a career. It is a calling. At Bon Secours, we are grateful for the nurses who answer that call every day. Their compassion and skill make them experts of healing and comfort. The American Nurses Association …learn more
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 …learn more
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 …learn more
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 …learn more
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 …learn more
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 …learn more
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 …learn more
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 …learn more