Groundbreaking Ceremony Brings St. Mary's Hospital
Community Together

On May 9, 2013, Bon Secours leaders, volunteers and the Reinhart family broke ground for the Bon Secours Reinhart Guest House on the St. Mary’s Hospital campus.

For 50 years, growth and innovation have transformed St. Mary’s into an award-winning, 391-bed destination that hosts more than 1,000 physicians and nearly 3,000 full- and part-time employees every day, said Bon Secours Virginia CEO Peter J. Bernard.

And as a hospital of choice for patients in central Virginia – and in some cases, across the United States – patients travel to St. Mary’s to be cared for by our top physicians. They come here to take advantage of the best and latest technology.

“When those patients are here at St. Mary’s, their families will have a place to call home,” he said.

Spirit of caring lives on

The house is named for Evelyn D. Reinhart, a St. Mary’s volunteer and nurse who touched many lives – and whose caring spirit lives on.

M.H. “Bud” Reinhart said his late wife would be pleased with the house. “I know this is the type of project my wife would have wanted to be involved in,” he said.

At the ceremony, St. Mary’s Hospital CEO Toni Ardabell thanked the Reinhart family. 

“How generous you have been to share Evelyn’s spirit with the all of us and the families who will be spending time in the Bon Secours Reinhart Guest House, named for her.”

“The Guest House also will help to demonstrate the important role family plays in the healing of patients, making it possible for families to be close to their loved ones when they are needed most,” she said.

"We know that people heal better when they have their family members and loved ones by their side.”