Sentara recognizes the importance of providing patients with comprehensive information to make sound decisions about their healthcare. Disclaimer: Please remember that medical information provided by Sentara Healthcare, in the absence of a visit with a health care professional, must be considered as an educational service only. This information is not designed to replace a physician’s independent judgment about the appropriateness or risks of a procedure for a given patient. We will do our best to provide you with information that will help you make health care decisions.
Sentara Quality and Patient Safety information outlines nationally accepted quality measures and information. Patients can also review healthcare costs and links to national Web sites on quality.
Many national accrediting organizations have recognized Sentara Healthcare for its dedication to the highest standards of care and patient safety by awarding top quality distinctions throughout the system.
Health care providers, including physicians designated as "Safety Champions," follow precise guidelines to ensure clear communication and attention to detail as they treat patients. This "Culture of Safety" prevails throughout Sentara Healthcare's vast network.