Sentara Healthcare announces that Potomac Hospital is now Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center.
A Message from Megan Perry
If you have driven down Opitz Boulevard lately you have probably noticed that something is a little different. You are right! On April 16, Sentara Potomac Hospital officially became Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center. Our name has changed, but I can assure you that our mission to provide quality patient care to our community remains the same.
Sentara Heart and Vascular Center, Sentara Lake Ridge, Sentara eCare® and Sentara Quality Measurements are just a few of the many positive changes that Sentara Healthcare has implemented in Northern Virginia since partnering with Potomac Hospital in December 2009.
We truly believe that a new hospital name is a celebration of all the work that has been undertaken by our staff, physicians and volunteers to improve the service and care we provide each and every day.
The decision to introduce a new hospital name was prompted by the positive changes made at Sentara Potomac Hospital over the past two and a half years and based on independent consumer research results. Potomac Hospital has a rich and proud history in our community and was built by the very people it serves. We are now expanding those strong roots and positioning ourselves to better care for our community for years to come.
‘Northern Virginia’ was chosen because it tells those whom we are here to serve where we are located. ‘Medical Center’ was chosen rather than hospital because it tells people that we are a full service medical facility – not just a hospital.
Thank you again for your continued support of Sentara Healthcare. It is a privilege to be part of the Northern Virginia community and we look forward to a bright future of providing the best possible care to you and your family. At Sentara, we improve health every day.
President, Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center
Corporate Vice President, Northern Virginia, Sentara Healthcare