Mission & Vision
Evelyn D. Reinhart was a devoted wife, mother and volunteer. When her children grew older, she became a licensed registered nurse in Virginia, worked for several years as a private duty nurse and volunteer at St. Mary’s Hospital. In 1984, at age 58, she was diagnosed with Stage 3 ovarian cancer and succumbed to the disease in 1986. To honor her work, love and legacy of caring for those in need, the Reinhart family committed a $1 million lead gift towards the capital campaign to build the guest house.
A Legacy of Caring
There are few situations that can strain a family’s emotional, financial and spiritual resources more than traveling a great distance for quality medical care. As a health system committed to bringing people and communities to health and wholeness, we understand that people heal better when they have the support of their loved ones close by their side. For many patients, the Reinhart Guest House is the only way their families can stay nearby and provide the essential support to healing that our patients require.
Since opening our doors on June 9, 2014, the Guest House has served more than 4,000 families, traveling from 48 states. Our ministry of hospitality provides support, community and comfortable accommodations to patients and families while promoting health and wholeness. As a fully philanthropic endeavor, we depend on the community for financial support. Though we ask guests for a minimal suggested donation, no one is ever turned away due to financial stress.
Our mission is one with Bon Secours: to bring compassion to healthcare and to be good help to those in need. We provide supportive and comfortable accommodations to our families to effectively promote health and wholeness in an environment that feels like home.
Our vision it to always deliver responsible, collaborative and consistent support to our families every time they pass through our doors and into our lives. Our approach to this level of hospitality is inspired by the Mission of Bon Secours.