Moving Toward the Future

In recent years, Chesterfield and the neighboring counties of Powhatan, Cumberland, Goochland, and Amelia have seen incredible growth. New roads, shopping centers, neighborhoods, and schools are evidence of this growth.

As a nonprofit health care provider, we consider it both an opportunity and a challenge to serve the ever-expanding needs of one of the fastest growing regions in the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

St. Francis Medical Center Expansion

Guided by our vision to be a world-class, integrated health care delivery network, we routinely assess how the hospital can best serve the needs of our community today and for decades to come.

With the population steadily increasing and with St. Francis emerging as a medical home for the community, we are moving forward with major enhancements to meet the growing health care needs. “We have a simple goal – ensuring that the care available to those we serve ranks with the best in Virginia,” says Mark Gordon, CEO of Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center. “We are taking the steps needed to provide world-class service to those in need."

“Through careful and lengthy planning, we’re prepared to begin a major, multi-faceted enhancement project designed to expand St. Francis’ capacity and strengthen multiple key services. St. Francis Medical Center will indeed remain one of the finest community hospitals in the region.”

Just five years after its opening, we are preparing to move forward with plans for two new patient floors. The reasons for this expansion are clear. With St. Francis emerging as one of the region’s most popular hospitals, we are frequently reaching capacity. We must grow to fulfill that increased need. 

Bon Secours St. Francis Watkins Centre

Convenient access to emergency care is a critical component to the health of our community. When you need us most, minutes count. That is why the first phase of our expansion plans includes a free standing emergency department at Bon Secours St. Francis Watkins Centre. The outpatient facility will be located on a 16-acre site, about 4.5 miles from the main St. Francis campus, near Interstate 288 and Midlothian Turnpike. 

The emergency center will be open seven days a week, 24 hours a day. The facility will be staffed with board-certified emergency physicians and emergency-trained nurses to handle all high acuity cases, with comprehensive diagnostic imaging on-site. Subsequent phases will provide access to diagnostic services and physicians in a patient-focused, high-quality setting. 

The Importance of Community

Community support is critical for our future growth since we exist in partnership with those we serve. It is core to our mission and vision. 

We serve our neighbors, and, fortunately, our neighbors help us develop health care facilities of uncompromised excellence and quality. We cannot do this alone; as the community came together to build St. Francis Medical Center five years ago, together we can help build on our rich legacy and ensure the best possible health care services for future generations of Virginians.

As the Sisters of Bon Secours began their ministry in 1824 in Paris, France, we live out their legacy today in partnership with the communities we serve. The years to come will be filled with innovative outreach to new areas where those in need experience healing, compassion, and liberation.

Our mission is constant: to bring compassion to healthcare. Our commitment is firm: to help bring people and communities to health and wholeness. Our promise is eternal: good help to those in need.