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Norfolk, VA (March 2013) –  Sentara CEO David Bernd is honored in the March 1 edition of Virginia Business magazine among Virginia’s top 50 Most Influential people.

Dave Bernd, CEO of Sentara Healtcare Named Among Virginia's Most Influential PeopleThe honorees are listed for having an effect on Virginia issues such as higher education, transportation, economic development, philanthropy, the arts, health care and energy.

Bernd has been an integral part of the leadership at Sentara since 1979 when he was named administrator of Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. In 1985 Bernd was named executive vice president and chief operating officer of Sentara and president of Sentara Hospitals-Norfolk. In December 1994, he was named Sentara president and chief executive officer.

Bernd has served as a member of the Measuring Innovation in the 21st Century Economy Advisory Committee of the Department of Commerce, and in 2004 was named chairman of the American Hospital Association Board of Trustees, the top elected official of the largest hospital and health system association in the U.S.

He is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and currently serves as rector on the Board of Visitors at Old Dominion University. He has served on numerous boards of directors and served as chairman of the Hampton Roads YMCA. He is past chairman of the United Way of South Hampton Roads Board of Directors and the Virginia Hospital Association Board of Directors. Bernd was the 1984 recipient of the American College of Hospital Administrators' Robert S. Hudgens National Young Hospital Administrator of the Year Award.

View a full listing for Virginia Business 50 Most Influential Virginians.

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