GREENVILLE—The new Bon Secours Express Care received a blessing June 3 from its director of ministry relations, Father Jon Chalmers.
The facility is located at 75 E. McBee Ave. and will serve immediate care needs.
“Because we act in communion with the Church, we use its resources to mark celebrations in our common life. 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,” Father Chalmers said in a press release from the health system.
“Jesus commanded his followers to heal the sick and as Christians we understand this ministry as part and parcel of our faith,” he added. “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.”
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. Today, we follow in the Sisters innovative footsteps, bringing convenient, quality primary care to the people who live, work and visit here,” said Dan Duggan, executive vice president / chief operating officer.
Bon Secours Express Care Physician, Dr. Juan Teruel said the group will work with primary care providers.
“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,” he said. “Our goal is to have patients return to their medical homes for ongoing primary care.”