Support Bon Secours Health System's COPN for an expansion of St. Francis Medical Center

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Ian Johnson
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Since 2005, Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center has been committed to meeting the diverse health care needs of Chesterfield County. As the county and surrounding areas continue to grow, we need to add 55 additional beds to continue serving your needs.

As part of the Certificate of Public Need (COPN) process, we are asking supporters of Bon Secours to voice your support of this expansion. With your help, we can continue to pursue our mission of bringing compassionate care to our community.

We invite you to stand beside us at the Public Hearing and/or volunteer to make a public comment. The hearing is April 9, 2019 at LaPrade Library at 9000 Hull Street Rd, North Chesterfield, VA 23236. The hearing will start promptly at 1:00 p.m. and we ask that supporters arrive early to ensure you are counted. Although not required, we encourage you to RSVP if you plan to support as an attendee and/or a speaker to Roberta Azzo ( or 804-594-7454).

Proposed Expansion

  • An additional 55 acute care beds
    (9 obstetrical, 4 intensive care
    and 42 medical/surgical beds),
    through the construction of two
    new two-story additions
  • Gives more flexibility in patient
    placement, while accommodating
    growing inpatient demand,
    stemming in part from growth in the
    65+ population, who require more
    inpatient care than other age groups
  • Efficient vertical expansion with
    limited disruptions to ongoing
    operations of the facility, offering
    continued hospital access for
    residents, physicians and employers
    located south of the James River
  • Access to affordable inpatient health
    care services for all segments of the
    population in need, continuing a
    tradition of providing care to those
    in need, irrespective of their ability
    to pay
  • The 42-month design and
    construction economically benefits
    Chesterfield County through business
    revenue to contractors and workers,
    as well as supporting industries, such
    as restaurants, food trucks, gas and
    lodging, while ultimately creating
    more than 100 new health care jobs
    upon completion