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Quality and Patient Safety
Quality & Safety Measures
Defining Quality in Health Care
Defining Costs of Health Care
Asking the Right Questions

Culture of Safety

At Sentara, our culture of safety begins with the commitment of each individual member of the Sentara team. The first Sentara commitment is around “Always Keeping Our Patient Safe."  Our employees are committed to upholding our values, which are:  People, Quality, Patient Safety, Service, and Integrity.

For more information on patient safety and quality in health care, visit one of these sites:

- The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

- The Institute of Safe Medication Practices 

- American Hospital Association (AHA)

- Partnership for Patient Safety

- The Institute of Medicine

- The Leapfrop Group

Sentara College of Health Sciences provides educational programs to train the health care personnel of tomorrow and to ensure that Sentara hospitals are well-staffed. Sentara College of Health Sciences offers training programs in: registered and practical nursing, surgical technology, cardiovascular technology, care partner and monitor surveillance. Learn more about the Sentara College of Health Sciences.

Healthy Community
The Sentara Division of Community Health & Prevention demonstrates our commitment to keeping the communities we serve well through community programs, screenings and health initiatives. Read for more information on Community Health and Prevention.


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