The CEO of Bon Secours will meet with Mayor Fraim on Monday to discuss the impasse between Norfolk and Bon Secours on their different positions for the number of beds at the new DePaul Medical Center. The City withdrew its support for a new 64 bed Depaul Medical Center with fewer services in June in favor of a new 134 bed DePaul with more services after receiving the recommended findings of a Northern Virginia consulting firm.
Bon Secours Health Systems website published:
Bon Secours Health System, headquartered in Marriottsville, Maryland, a $2.4 billion not-for-profit Catholic health system, owns, manages, or joint ventures 18 acute-care hospitals, one psychiatric hospital, five nursing care facilities, five assisted living facilities, and 15 home care and hospice programs. Bon Secours’ more than 16,000 caregivers help people in seven states, primarily on the East Coast.
At the end of an article on DePaul in the business section of Sunday’s Virginian-Pilot, the need for a meeting betwen the City and Bon Secours was discussed:
In the end, Holbrook, the advocate for a larger DePaul, wishes the key players would get together with the intent to resolve this disagreement.
“The city needs to sit down with DePaul and Sentara and figure out what the best mix is for Norfolk,” he said.
A meeting of the Friends of DePaul Hospital will be called on Monday afternoon to hear and discuss the outcome of the meeting between Mayor Fraim and Bon Secours. When the time and place of this meeting is announced Monday, www.wardscornernow.com will post the meeting information.