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Bon Secours Joins VACU in Promoting Financial Wellness


Tom Katovsich of VACU presents a financial education seminar via webinar for Bon Secours Wallet Wellness Challenge.

Tom Katovsich (right) of VACU presents a financial education seminar via webinar for Bon Secours Wallet Wellness Challenge.

(Richmond, VA, May 3, 2017) – Bon Secours Richmond Health System teamed up with Virginia Credit Union for a Wallet Wellness challenge to more than 1,000 Bon Secours employees over the past few months.

The goal of the Wallet Wellness challenge was to help employees improve their financial literacy through education about fundamental financial skills. The online program included eight financial wellness webinars offered by the credit union or representatives of Fidelity Investments. Each 30-minute weekly webinar was delivered live, then recorded and archived for employees who missed the live session or wanted to return to a topic. The program operated from January 17 through March 19, 2017.

Topics included goal setting, budgeting, credit scores, eliminating debt and avoiding identity theft. Tom Katovsich, a financial educator with Virginia Credit Union, presented six of the eight webinar sessions. Representatives from Fidelity Investments offered sessions on retirement planning and investment basics.

This was the second year of the program which was initiated by the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) of Bon Secours Richmond, and coordinated by EAP counselor Karen Landrum. Employees who participated in each session earned points that can be converted into money within a health reimbursement account. The challenge included a pre- and post-survey of financial habits, a weekly webinar, informational articles and recommended action items such as worksheets and handouts.

About Bon Secours Richmond Health System

Bon Secours Richmond is part of Bon Secours Virginia, which provides good help to thousands of Virginians through a network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, ambulatory care sites and continuing care facilities across the Commonwealth. The not-for-profit health system employs more than 8,400 people, including nearly 420 providers as part of the Bon Secours Medical Group.

The fourth largest and only faith-based health system in Virginia, Bon Secours Virginia offers a full range of services including cardiac, women’s, children’s, orthopedics, oncology, neurosciences and surgery at eight award-winning hospitals. 

  • Bon Secours Richmond is St. Mary’s Hospital, Memorial Regional Medical Center, Richmond Community Hospital, Rappahannock General Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center.
  • Bon Secours Hampton Roads is Maryview Medical Center, DePaul Medical Center and Mary Immaculate Hospital.

About Bon Secours Virginia Health Care Foundation

The Bon Secours Virginia Health Care Foundation raises charitable funds to help Bon Secours Virginia Health System address the community’s growing health care needs with compassion and excellence. Through charitable support, we are dedicated to helping create healthy communities, advancing clinical innovation and providing an extraordinary experience of care. For more information on giving, visit www.bsvaf.org.

A financial cooperative serving more than 254,000 members, Virginia Credit Union offers a variety of affordable banking services, loans, mortgages, and free financial education resources, with a focus on helping people be more confident with their finances. Virginia Credit Union is an equal housing opportunity lender and is federally insured by NCUA. 

Media Contact: Glenn Birch | glenn.birch@vacu.org | (804) 560-5664