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Founded in 1888 in Norfolk Virginia, Sentara Healthcare has grown to become a national leader in healthcare. Sustaining this level of service and innovation takes outstanding people, facilities, systems, technologies and much more. 

It takes expertise in leading-edge medicine – everything from transplant service to robotic surgery. But most of all, it requires an unwavering commitment to the highest standards of care and patient safety. Every decision we make, every expansion we launch or new program we develop is fueled by our drive to provide exceptional care to the people and communities we serve. 

Quality is what we believe in. And it’s what we deliver every day.

Here are more reasons people are choosing Sentara Healthcare:

Providing the Care You Need, Where you Need It
Located through Virginia and North Carolina, Sentara brings together 12 hospitals, seven comprehensive outpatient campuses, seven nursing centers, three assisted living centers, Home Care and Life Care services, a Health Plan, more than 380 Sentara Medical Group physicians and approximately 3,400 medical staff members. Sentara is delivering the quality care you need, where you need it. And as a clinically integrated healthcare system, no matter what door you come through, you have seamless access to any other physicians or services you may need.

Sentara is also dedicated to continually bringing new, specialized and uniquely qualified physicians to the area to meet the community’s healthcare needs. These expert physicians regularly work side-by-side with Sentara leadership and hospital administrators to research emerging technologies and new ways of delivering care to provide the best outcomes – and the best experience for our patients.

Quality and Patient SafetyA Focus on Quality & Patient Safety
Quality and patient safety are primary strategic imperatives for Sentara Healthcare.  Sentara has long been recognized as an industry leader for our innovations and accomplishments to improve health every day. Our goal is to be the best in the region and to aspire to be among the top 10% in the nation where quality and safety benchmarks exist. Partnering with national leaders such as the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the National Quality forum has enabled Sentara to continually learn from and contribute to advancement in quality and patient safety.

An Experience Powered by Sentara eCare ®
By choosing Sentara, patients have access to the benefits of the Sentara eCare Health Network ®. The Sentara electronic medical record system enables a patients’ information to follow them throughout the Sentara network of care. With this technology, physicians have access to a more complete patient medical record, giving them more comprehensive information to make better care decisions, as well as an improved ability to collaborate and share information with other physicians online.

Transforming & Defining the Future of Healthcare
Sentara is at the forefront of looking for new and better ways to enhance healthcare and transform the way care is delivered to the benefit of patients today and in the future. It’s about increasing the ease of access to our providers, helping our patients to become more proactive members of their healthcare team and working together to focus on preventative care and building healthier communities.   

Our Commitment to You
The Sentara story would not be complete without talking about customer service and our commitment to delivering an extraordinary healthcare experience. Each member of the Sentara team is committed to keeping you safe, treating you with dignity, respect and compassion, to listening and responding to you, to keeping you informed and involved, and to always working with as a team. Together, we can live the Sentara mission to improve health every day.


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