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December:
Sentara CarePlex Hospital
Now Open: Sentara CarePlex Hospital opened Friday, December 20th. Get more information here.

 Sentara Norfolk General Hospital is Region's Most Preferred
The National Research Corporation (NRC) named Sentara Norfolk General Hospital Hampton Roads' Consumer Choice Award winner for the seventh straight year.

November:
 Sentara Receives "Excellent" Accreditation from NCQA
For the fifth consecutive year, health plans administered by Sentara Health Management have received the highest level of accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

October:
 Sentara Healthcare - Williamsburg Community Hospital Merger
The merger brings a value of more than $200 million to the Williamsburg community and includes several provisions that will address the need for expanded community health care services.

September:
 Region's First Robotic-Assisted Surgery
For the first time, surgeons at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital are using a three-armed surgical robot, Zeus(r), coupled with multiple robotic systems, to launch Sentara's integrated operating room of the future.

 Foundation Grants Available
Sentara Health Foundation is pleased to invite you to apply for the 2003-2004 Round of Community Recognition Grants.

 Sentara's eICU Chosen as Model for Nations Hospitals
Sentara's eICU, a highly advanced Intensive Care life saving monitoring system, was profiled in the nation's capitol by experts in intensive care delivery.

 Busch Gardens to Design Courtyard for Sentara CarePlex Hospital
Busch Gardens Williamsburg brings its unique talent for establishing the perfect setting to Sentara's new hospital, currently under construction in Hampton.

 Sentara Transplants Regions 200th Heart
Surgeons worked through the night to perform the region's 200th heart transplant at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, a milestone since the program's inception in 1989.

August:
 AHA Elects David L. Bernd Chair-Elect Designate
The American Hospital Association's (AHA) board of trustees has elected David L. Bernd chair-elect designate of its board of trustees.

 Sentara Director of Education & Research Services Awarded National Fellowship
Dr. Bennie L. Marshall, RN, Ed.D., Director of Education and Research Services for Sentara Southside Hospitals, has been selected a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow.

July:
 Hospital for Extended Recovery
The Hospital for Extended Recovery, an acute care specialty hospital located on the seventh floor of Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, earned its official designation as a Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH) from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services in June 2002.

 Award-Winning Care at SNGH
Heart Program at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital Ranks 23rd in the Nation, according to U.S. News & World Report

June:
 Sentara Healthcare Rolls Out CuraSpan's eDischarge(r) Platform
CuraSpan, Inc., a leading provider of connectivity and network management across the post-acute-care continuum, today announced that Sentara Healthcare has selected CuraSpan's eDischarge(r) platform as its discharge planning solution.

 Sentara Submits Proposal for Health Campus in Princess Anne Commons
The Virginia Beach City Council will soon begin formal review and discussion of Sentara's proposal to build a technologically advanced health campus in Princess Anne Commons.

 EVMS Brings Prominent Cancer Expert, Dr. Joanne Mortimer, to Hampton Roads
A prominent cancer expert, Joanne E. Mortimer, M.D., will join the EVMS faculty as division chief for medical oncology in the department of internal medicine and become medical director of the Sentara Cancer Institute at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital on July 1, 2002.

 eICU Demonstrated for President's Council
Sentara Healthcare's life saving intensive care system, eICU, demonstrated to the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Policy.

April/May:
 New Intensive Care System Saves Lives, Shortens Patient Hospital Time
Highly advanced life monitoring equipment and computer software presently online at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital has produced the most dramatic reduction of intensive care mortality through the use of technology in the history of ICU care.

 Sentara Expands Sleep Disorders Program
Learn more about Sentara's Sleep Disorders Centers, including our newest Center at Sentara Bayside Hospital.

March:
 Apply for a 2002 Grant
Sentara Health Foundation invites you to apply for the 2002 Eighth Round of Community Recognition Grants. You can even download the application online!

February:
 Women's HeartAdvantage
Sentara Healthcare has joined forces with 16 other health care organizations across the United States to change women's behavior about heart disease.

January:
 Heart to Heart Screenings
We are pleased to announce: Cholesterol, blood pressure and glucose screenings at select Farm Fresh Locations.

 Sentara Responds to the Attack on America
Read about the remarkable ways Sentara employees responded to the attack on America. Plus, find out how Sentara is prepared, just in case, for disaster.

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