about Bon Secours

appreciate the history

In 1824, in Paris, amidst the devastation following the French Revolution, a group of 12 women came together to form the congregation of the Sisters of Bon Secours, French for "Good Help." The sisters' purpose was to nurse the sick and dying in their homes.

Bon Secours in America

In 1881, the Sisters of Bon Secours arrived in the United States where they continued their work of visiting the poor, the sick and the dying in their homes. Over time, they built a multi-state network of hospitals, long-term care facilities and health care services. All preserved the Bon Secours Catholic tradition of providing quality care, especially to the poor and the sick.

For more than 180 years, the mission of Bon Secours has been "to bring compassion to health care and to be good help to those in need, especially those who are poor and dying. As a System of caregivers, we commit ourselves to help bring people and communities to health and wholeness as part of the healing ministry of Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church."

This mission is further cemented by our values and heritage, which provides the foundation for who we are and what we do...Providing an environment in the spirit of Christ where healing and hope can flourish. And while the ministry has evolved over the years, the values of Bon Secours remain the same – providing quality health care with an emphasis on:

  • Respect
  • Quality
  • Justice
  • Compassion
  • Stewardship
  • Integrity
  • Growth
  • Innovation

A key component of Bon Secours' distinct vision of health care is creating healthy communities. Through  mission and outreach efforts, Bon Secours is able to effect real, lasting progress in community health.


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