Woodbridge, Virginia – November 12, 2013 – On November 11, 2013, Sentara Healthcare President and COO Howard P. Kern and Chairman of the Board of Directors for Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center R. Michael Sorensen announced that Steve Porter has officially accepted the position of Corporate Vice President, Northern Virginia and President, Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center (SNVMC). “Steve’s healthcare knowledge and experience make him the ideal leader to meet the challenges of this important role,” Kern stated.
Since joining Sentara in 1997 as an Administrative Fellow at Optima Health, Porter has moved through the organization’s ranks, demonstrating an enthusiasm for taking on increasingly demanding responsibilities and a commitment to the Sentara mission of improving health every day. "I am very excited to join Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center and am committed to building upon the work of my predecessor to expand Sentara’s community health initiatives while continuing to deliver exceptional care to patients. Working with the great team at SNVMC, I'm confident we will continue to thrive."
Porter has served as President of Sentara Princess Anne Hospital (SPAH) since 2006, where he led the transformation of SPAH from an outpatient facility to a vibrant healthcare campus, providing for the growing healthcare needs of the southern Virginia Beach community. Prior to the opening of SPAH, Porter led the development of the Princess Anne Ambulatory Health Campus. Porter also served as executive lead across Sentara for transitioning from Joint Commission accreditation to Det Norske Veritas (DNV) accreditation, which was achieved in September 2012; re-accreditation was earned in September 2013.
Porter will assume this position beginning January 1, as current SNVMC President Megan Perry transitions into a new role as Sentara Healthcare Corporate Vice President for Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A). “I am pleased to be passing the torch Steve, who I am confident will carry forward the great work we’ve initiated to improve patient care and community health in Northern Virginia,” said Megan Perry.