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Sentara Provides $157.9 Million in Community Benefits in 2009 

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Money Helps Fund Community Programs, Medical Education, Screenings

Norfolk (April 14, 2010) - Sentara Healthcare has a long, proud history of providing quality care and investing in the creation of healthy environments throughout the region. As a not-for-profit organization, Sentara dedicates assets to public and charitable purposes to reach beyond hospitals, medical offices and other sites into the communities we serve.

In 2009 more than $157.9 million was returned to the community through uncompensated patient care services, training the future healthcare workforce and touching individuals with health information, screenings and prevention in their local communities.

Additionally, the Sentara Health Foundation focuses its grants on safety net partnerships and coalition-building initiatives.

Sentara’s heritage of caring for local communities is fundamental to our mission of “improving health every day.” And the basis for all we do in the future.

A snapshot of those services in 2009 include:  
141,246 uninsured and underinsured patients served.
 Collaboration with the Eastern Virginia Medical School intern and residency programs, Old Dominion University’s CRNA Training Program and the Sentara College of Health Sciences to support the local community with a highly skilled workforce.
Health career camps at multiple Sentara sites to introduce healthcare professions to rising high school students.
Community health events served more than 36,599 participants in 1,800 events held in churches, local businesses, community health centers and other locations.
Sentara Living for seniors reached a new milestone of more than 9,300 members.

Read more about Community Benefits at Sentara including the latest Community Benefits report.


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