In the past three years, Bon Secours Virginia Health System has boosted the number of pediatric specialists in its physician network to 77, probably double what it was before, as its builds its St. Mary’s for Kids brand.
“This group is made of an approximately even mix of employed, contracted and private practice physicians. They all function as part of our pediatric hospital team,” said Dr. William “Billy” Lennarz, chief medical officer for pediatrics at Bon Secours Virginia Health System. “We’ve been quiet, but we’ve been growing amazingly. … I’m even able to recruit people based on hope.”