Giving to Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center

HospiceFrom the outside, visitors see the many renovations taking place at Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center, but the hearts of its employees remain much the same as that of its founder Ann Plume Behan Herron. When Ms. Herron first opened her doors to those sick and dying from yellow fever more than 140 years ago, she began a tradition of compassion that we carry on today.

From Ms. Herron’s generosity — the gift of her home — and her partnership with the Daughters of Charity, to the engagement with the mission of the Sisters of Bon Secours who began administering the hospital in 1996, DePaul is rooted in giving Good Help to Those in Need®. With the acquisition of new equipment, construction of an updated Emergency Department, and the addition of the Care-A-Van mobile free clinic, Bon Secours DePaul and its employees are reaching out to the community with high quality health care and education.

A new extension of this compassion is the Life Coaches program. Created to help connect those coming to the emergency department for routine care with primary care physicians, two LPNs serve as a bridge for those who thought they had no other options. In the first year of the program, life coaches assisted 1,000 patients. The goal of Life Coaches is to serve the economically poor with respect and dignity and to improve access to primary care.

The commitment of the employees and volunteers of DePaul allows the medical center to make a difference to the members of the Norfolk community. This work is supported by the Bon Secours DePaul Foundation. Through the generosity of our donors, the Bon Secours DePaul Health Foundation allows DePaul to offer services to the community that might not otherwise exist.


Bon Secours DePaul Health Foundation
150 Kingsley Lane
Norfolk, VA 23505
(757) 889-5900