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Bon Secours Express Care receives formal blessing

Published on Tuesday, June 4, 2013

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Father Jon Chalmers officially blessed the building and staff of the Bon Secours St. Francis Health System.

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Father Jon Chalmers officially blessed the building and staff of the Bon Secours St. Francis Health System.



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Staff  at Bon Secours Express Care in downtown Greenville, took part in the blessing of the new healthcare facility.

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Staff  at Bon Secours Express Care in downtown Greenville, took part in the blessing of the new healthcare facility.

Holy water and prayers began the formal Blessing of Bon Secours Express Care in downtown Greenville on Monday.  The addition is an expansion of Bon Secours Medical Group and positioned in downtown Greenville to provide minor, immediate care and urgent care services in the heart of the city.

Doors opened today, but unlike other businesses, before they opened and patients walked through for care, Father Jon Chalmers of Bon Secours St. Francis Health System officially “Blessed” the building and staff. 

“Because we act in communion with the Church, we use its resources to mark celebrations in our common life,” Father Jon said. “One such way is in the ritual blessing of new places so that they may be set apart, sanctified, and recognized as important expressions of the working out of God’s providence through the medical arts”

As a Catholic health system,  the work of Bon Secours St. Francis is viewed as an expression of the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.  “Jesus commanded his followers to heal the sick and as Christians we understand this ministry as part and parcel of our faith.  Each staff member shares in this ministry and every time a new space is opened we see it as a sign of fidelity to Christ’s command,” Father Jon said.

Bon Secours Express is the first Greenville medical facility to offer urgent and immediate care in downtown.

“I’m reminded of the founding Sisters of Bon Secours who ventured out into the city of Paris so many years ago to try something never done before . . . bringing health services to the sick . . . meeting the need where they were, in their homes,” said Dan Duggan, Executive Vice President / Chief Operating Officer.  “Today, we follow in the Sisters innovative footsteps, bringing convenient, quality primary care to the people who live, work and visit here.”

Bon Secours Express Care is located at 75 E. McBee Avenue at the corner of E. McBee and Brown Street. 

Dr. Juan Teruel said, “We will partner with primary care providers by offering their patients treatment for minor urgencies, injuries and illnesses especially after hours or when their primary care access is limited. Our goal is to have patients return to their medical homes for ongoing primary care.” 

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