Bon Secours Health System and Mercy Health have completed their merger, forming Bon Secours Mercy Health.
Bon Secours, based in Marriottsville, Md., includes Bon Secours Virginia, which operates health-care facilities in the Richmond area and Hampton Roads.
Mercy Health is based in Cincinnati.
The combination, which creates one of the largest health care systems in the country, took effect Wednesday.
The merged health system employs more than 57,000 people in Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, New York, Ohio, South Carolina and Virginia.
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