Bon Secours names Chief Clinical Officer in Greenville

March 28, 2022

Bon Secours St. Francis Health System welcomed aboard its new Chief Clinical Officer, Dr. Bruce Swords, today.

He is new to the Greenville area and brings with him a wealth of experience in health care. Prior to joining Bon Secours, he served at Cone Health in Greensboro, North Carolina, an organization that includes five acute care hospitals, a behavioral health hospital, and a freestanding emergency department. During his 8 years with the organization, he served as chief medical officer and then chief physician executive, overseeing strategic planning, process improvement, and physician engagement.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Swords to the Bon Secours family. He is a thoughtful and talented leader with a strong foundation of quality and clinical excellence,” said Matt Caldwell, President of Bon Secours St. Francis. “I know he will be a real asset to our leadership team as we continue our work to ensure patients get the superior care they deserve.”

Previously, Dr. Swords also served as a physician for LeBauer Health Care, part of the Cone Health Medical Group, from 1996 to 2014. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of California as well as a doctorate in both philosophy and medicine which he obtained at the University of Alabama.


About Bon Secours

Bon Secours St. Francis Health System is part of Bon Secours Mercy Health, one of the 20 largest health systems in the United States and the fifth-largest Catholic health system in the country. The ministry’s quality, compassionate care is provided by more than 60,000 associates serving communities in Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, and Virginia, as well as throughout Ireland. Bon Secours St. Francis Health System provides compassionate medical care to thousands of area residents through Bon Secours St. Francis Downtown and Bon Secours St. Francis Eastside, as well as a network of primary and specialty care practices, and ambulatory care sites across the Greenville region. Consistent with its commitment to serve each patient with dignity, Bon Secours Mercy Health.