This November, Sentara Healthcare is celebrating 125 years of delivering compassionate and quality care. We've come a long way since the Retreat for the Sick opened in 1888. From our origins as a modest haven for Norfolk’s poor, Sentara has grown into a multi-faceted health system providing health care across Virginia and into North Carolina.
Our 125th anniversary is a great opportunity to reflect on the diversity and culture of our heritage. In honor of this milestone, we’re counting down to our historical anniversary in November on our Facebook page
with historical facts and photos that help piece together our history. Take a look at our Flickr album
filled with historical photos and a timeline
highlighting our growth through the past 125 years and recent accomplishments and awards. To learn more about the heritage and history of Sentara Healthcare through the years, visit our history page
While the next 125 years are uncertain, our mission and focus remain constant: to improve health every day. With the continued support of the community, we will persist in our commitment to providing excellent outcomes for all patients.