Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center has called Hanover County its home since 1998. First established in the region in the 1950s, the facility was named in honor of the servicemen and women returning home from WWII. When it came time to expand and relocate, Hanover County just made sense.
“The area was experiencing tremendous population growth, and there was growing demand for a medical facility to service a fairly large geographic region,” explains Mark Gordon, CEO of Memorial Regional Medical Center, Bon Secours Richmond Health System.
“The search selection process was across public and private organizations who all came together to respond to a need for a full-service medical facility.”
“One of the area’s biggest assets is its pro-business mindset. It’s a warm, welcoming and collaborative place, and it’s this attitude of positivity that makes doing business in Hanover County such a rewarding experience.”
From its location in central Hanover, Memorial Regional Medical Center serves residents of Richmond, Hanover and Henrico counties, and Virginia’s Northern Neck, providing compassionate health care of the highest quality. The location offers easy access to major roads and is close to the commercial center of Mechanicsville as well as a number of physician practices.
The opportunities for expansion were also attractive. “Hospitals need to pay attention to density—it’s much less expensive to build out rather than up,” says Gordon.
In addition to minimizing the cost of building, the site also meets all the environmental and infrastructure criteria that a modern hospital requires for 24/7 operations in any weather conditions.
Since its move to Hanover County, Memorial Regional Medical Center has been recognized as one of the top quality facilities in the Commonwealth. It offers both primary care and some of the most advanced services in the region, including cardiac care and neurosurgery, and has one of the few minimally invasive hernia centers in the country.
“For our employees, Hanover County offers a balanced life, with great schools, excellent healthcare, with a rich community life, and easy access to the beach, mountains, proximity to Richmond and Washington, DC, all within at most an hour’s reach.”
True to the original mission of Bon Secours, Memorial Regional Medical Center is expanding care to patients outside the walls of the hospital, providing in-home care and at clinics.
“We will continue to grow as healthcare continues to evolve, always with an emphasis on providing amazing care to those who need it most,” said Gordon.