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December:
Sentara Health Foundation Awards Area Organizations $185,000 in Community Recognition Grants The Sentara Health Foundation announces the distribution of $185,000 in grant money to support community programs and services in Hampton Roads. 

 Sentara's Healthy Edge Program Receives Gold Well Workplace Award
The Wellness Councils of America (WELCOA) has awarded its highest Gold Well Workplace Award to Sentara Healthcare for its Healthy Edge program, introduced to Sentara employees in 1995. 

 Optima, Sentara Health Plans Receive "Excellent" Accreditation from NCQA
Four health plans administered by Sentara Health Management have received the highest level of accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

November: 
 Hampton Roads Residents Choose Sentara Norfolk General Hospital as Most Preferred Hospital.
The National Research Corporation (NRC) has named Sentara Norfolk General Hospital the Consumer Choice Award winner for Hampton Roads for the sixth-straight year. 

 Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital and Sentara Health Check Offer FREE Stroke Screening

Mini Medical School: Neurology
The Neuroscience College in Williamsburg is an all-new Sentara Mini-Medical School.
October: 

 Learn about our latest Ambassador and Promise award winners - employees who make Sentara a great place to work. 

 Natalia, Shark Bite Patient is Released
You can still send get well wishes, donate to the fund for her care or see photos and read her recent statements. 

 Asthma & Allergy Info Online
A new initiative provides asthma and allergy information designed for caretakers of children. Find out more! 

 Emergency Nursing with Sentara
Sentara was recently nominated for an ENA award due to our organization's strong commitment to specialty certification of our RNs. 

 Speaking of Women's Health
The second annual "Speaking of Women's Health" conference on October 4 will feature more than a dozen speakers and will focus on skin care, disease and health. 

 SugarFest 2001
Plan on attending this free event on Saturday, October 6, at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital, to learn more about controlling and living with diabetes.

September:
Nearly $1 Million in Federal Funds Awarded to Establish a Norfolk Community Health Center
August:

Sentara Cancer Institute Enrolling Men in Largest-Ever Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial
July:

Visit Jan's House of Hope in Norfolk this Summer
A 3,100 sq. ft. house on a seagoing barge will be open to the public for touring in port Norfolk July 26-29 to raise awareness and support for cancer and hospice programs.

National Recognition
The Heart program at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital has again earned national recognition in U.S. News & World Report's annual survey of America's Best Hospitals.

New Treatments for Brain Tumors
Several new treatments for brain tumors are available right here in Hampton Roads.

Slip, Slap, Slop and Wrap
Sun safety for your children is a summer hot spot! Prevent skin cancer and have fun, too!

June: 
 National Stroke Program Launched in Hampton Roads
Sentara first to launch a new, national initiative known as StrokeSense. Learn more. 

 Sentara Health Check
This self-referral center offers dozens of screenings and health assessments.
May:

 Sentara Health Check
This self-referral center offers dozens of screenings and health assessments.
April:

Chief Medical Officer Honored
Sentara Healthcare's Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President Rodney Hochman, M.D. was recently awarded the 2001 Physician Executive Award of Excellence by Modern Physician magazine.

March:
Sentara Announces Employee Award Winners: 
 2001 CEO Awards 
 2001 Promise Awards

February: 
 Sentara Named Nation's Top Integrated Health Care Network
Sentara was ranked tops in the nation by SMG Marketing Group, a Chicago-based healthcare and information marketing company. 

 Support for Senior Needs: SeniorNavigator.com
Sentara is proud to announce to official launch of SeniorNavigator.com, a website designed as a resource for health and aging in Virginia.

January: 
 Sentara History
Catch a glimpse of Sentara's history in Hampton Roads with our new historical timeline! 

 Sentara Launches ExploreHealth Television Program
ExploreHealth is a weekly television series exploring medical breakthroughs, innovative treatment options and contemporary health issues in our community. 

 Complementary Alternative Medicine Program
Optima and Sentara Health Plan members now have a new discount program offering up to 25 percent off chiropractic care, massage therapy and acupuncture. 

 New Look for Sentara Virginia Beach General Bills
There's a new look for bills from Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. Get answers to your questions. 

 Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital Named One of Nation's Top 100 Hospitals


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