Bon Secours Virginia CEO Peter Bernard to retire

Posted at 2:18 PM, Jan 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-30 08:47:42-05

RICHMOND, Va. — Bon Secours Virginia CEO Peter J. Bernard will retire at the end of August, Bon Secours Health System announced Thursday. Bernard joined Bon Secours in Richmond in 2000.

“There is never a perfect time for this type of transition, but now is the right time for me. I have never felt more positive about the ministry and its future,” Bernard said in a statement. “I believe Bon Secours Virginia is better positioned in terms of our market opportunities, the quality of our services, the strength of our partnerships, and the caliber of the entire Bon Secours team. I am excited about the prospects for the future.”

Bernard will continue to work with recently promoted to Bon Secours Richmond CEO Toni Ardabell on her transition in this new role, the health system said.