History

A heritage rooted in the healing ministry of Jesus

Bon Secours Mercy Health’s Mission and values come to us from the compassionate ministries established more than 150 years ago by congregations of women religious. It is our commitment to continuing their legacies that fuels our passion to be of service to all who need our care and help, especially the poor, underserved and dying. Their dedication to excellence and service drives us to continually enhance the way that health care is delivered, promoting new levels of health care safety, quality and cost effectiveness. Our physicians, nurses and health care givers embrace the calling entrusted to them, providing compassionate healing and service as modeled by our foundresses.

We are proud to be a ministry with a rich history of compassion and Catholic heritage. Our founding sisters and sponsors include the Sisters of Bon Secours, Sisters of Mercy, Sisters of the Humility of Mary, Sisters of Charity of Montreal, and the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor.

Below you will find histories of the congregations of women religious that have entrusted Bon Secours Mercy Health with their sacred healing ministries.