Norfolk, VA (May 2011) – Sentara Healthcare has a long, proud history of investing in the creation of healthy environments throughout the region with quality care for patients, regardless of their ability to pay.
In 2010 more than $179.4 million was returned to communities across Virginia through uncompensated patient care services, training the future healthcare workforce and touching individuals with health information, screenings and prevention in their local communities.
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.
These figures translate into the real story – behind each of these numbers is a person in need. It may be the unexpected hospital admission that’s free or discounted because the patient doesn’t have medical insurance or a health screening that prevented a serious condition from getting worse.
Who does Sentara help?
In Hampton Roads:
In 2010, Sentara provided over $162 million in community benefits in the Hampton Roads area.
The majority of that – $145,494,000 – covers uncompensated patient care services in Hampton Roads – care provided for which no payment is received.
More than 178,000 uninsured and underinsured were cared for in the Hampton Roads region.
In addition to Sentara’s commitment to patient care, Sentara also supported health professional training and screenings.
Learn more about Sentara’s commitment to the Hampton Roads community in the 2010 Community Benefits Annual Report.
In Northern Virginia:
In 2010, Sentara Potomac Hospital provided more than $17 million to cover uncompensated patient care services.
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