Bon Secours Richmond president leaves for Pennsylvania healthcare system

Faraaz Yousef will become EVP and COO of WellSpan Health


April 22, 2022


Catherine Schulte

Faraaz Yousuf photo courtesy Bon Secours

Bon Secours Mercy Health Richmond president Faraaz Yousef will leave the healthcare system to become chief operating officer and executive vice president of Pennsylvania-based WellSpan Health.

He will end his term at Bon Secours on April 29 and the health system is conducting a nationwide search for his successor.

“Faraaz led the Richmond team through one of the most challenging times in healthcare, navigating a global pandemic while simultaneously expanding access to care in the Richmond area,” said a door-keeper. word of Bon Secours in an email. “He led efforts to open a new emergency department in Chester, Va., and the renovation of Rappahannock General Hospital. He and his team also successfully integrated two new hospitals and the acquisition of a large orthopedic practice in the Richmond market.

Yousef takes up his new role on June 6, succeeding John Porter, who plans to retire on June 30, a WellSpan Health spokesperson said in an email. WellSpan has seven hospitals in central Pennsylvania.

Yousef has served as President of Bon Secours Richmond Market since December 2019 after Bon Secours and Mercy Health completed their merger in 2018. He joined Bon Secours Mercy Health in July 2019 as Chief Strategy Officer of the Atlantic Group, a role in which he was responsible for strategic planning across Virginia, South Carolina, Florida, New York and Maryland. Yousef oversaw seven hospitals and three stand-alone emergency centers as Market President.

In January 2020, Bon Secours completed the purchase of Southside Regional Medical Center in Petersburg, Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center in Emporia, and Southampton Memorial Hospital in Franklin. The health system previously announced the acquisition in October 2019. In November 2021, Bon Secours acquired Richmond-based Tuckahoe Orthopedics.

The system is working on a $50 million expansion of Memorial Regional Medical Center in Mechanicsville and a $119 million expansion of St. Francis Medical Center in Chesterfield County. In 2021, Bon Secours began work on a $30 million stand-alone emergency center in Chester.

He previously worked with Baltimore-based LifeBridge Health as president of its Northwest Hospital and senior vice president. Previously, Yousuf was COO of Sutter Health’s Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento, CA, and prior to that COO of Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose, CA for HCA Healthcare (then Hospital Corp. of America).

Yousuf holds a master’s degree in health care administration and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. He sits on the board of Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association.

One of the top 20 healthcare systems in the United States, Bon Secours Mercy Health was created in 2018 from the merger of Bon Secours Health System and Cincinnati-based Mercy Health.

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