Make a Difference
Ensure every person gets excellent, compassionate care
Everyone deserves great health care, close to home
An excellent patient experience and access to medical care are important for healing and quality of life
Our donors make a difference every day in many ways, large and small. The skilled and compassionate care you expect from Bon Secours is enhanced by gifts to the Foundation.
When our care teams need a piece of equipment or other resources to take good care of our patients, donations are a vital source of funding for unforeseen costs. When our patients are uninsured or can't afford care, donations cover the cost of things they need to get well. When new programs and services are needed to deliver health care in communities across the Richmond area, donations make it possible.
You can direct your gift for the greatest needs to improve patient care or even designate it to support one of our specific patient-care related services.
Patient Assistance Programs
After leaving the hospital, many patients need medications or special equipment to continue their recovery. Each of our Richmond-area hospitals has a donor-supported patient care fund (sometimes known as a Good Help or Good Samaritan Fund) to help pay for patients’ needs as they continue healing at home. Every dollar you contribute goes toward helping patients with things like:
- Medical equipment
- Special preemie car seats
- Groceries for those who can’t work during recovery
You can direct your gift to any of our hospitals' patient assistance funds.
- Memorial Regional Medical Center Good Help Fund
- Rappahannock General Hospital Care Fund
- Richmond Community Hospital Good Help Fund
- Southern Virginia Medical Center Good Help Fund
- Southside Medical Center Good Help Fund
- St. Francis Care Fund
- St. Mary’s Hospital Good Samaritan Fund
Give Help That Heals
Help people get medications and resources to get well
Instructive Visiting Nurse Association (IVNA)
Our IVNA team is an important part of Bon Secours' home health services and community wellness resources. Our visiting nurses and home health staff can provide care that helps prevent patients from going into the hospital or emergency room again.
Each year IVNA nurses give over 20,000 vaccinations throughout Richmond and surrounding communities. And thanks to donors like you, adults and children can get immunizations and home health care regardless of their ability to pay.
Stand Together With Us
Ensure health care that meets each person's unique needs
Cullather Quality of Life Center
A cancer diagnosis is never easy, but the physical and mental effects of a brain tumor can be especially devastating to a person and their loved ones. Donations ensure the Cullather Center is a free resource to all patients facing any type of cancer or brain tumor, helping them find their "new normal" and promote well-being during and after their cancer journey.
Donations support many integrative therapies and support services that improve the quality of life for people living with cancer, including:
- Patient advocacy and nurse navigation services
- Home health and respite care
- Counseling and grief/loss support
- Massage therapy and acupuncture
- Yoga and meditation
- Art and music therapy
Give to the Cullather Quality of Life Center
Help people fighting cancer get support and wellness services
Meet Amy & Bill
Meet Faye & Charlie
The Kellers have been regular donors since the 1990s, and because of Faye’s positive experience during her illness, they set up a fund for breast cancer patients at St. Francis and Southside Regional Medical Center.