Our goal at Sentara is to be among the best healthcare providers in the country, so we strive for top 10% rankings in all areas where care, quality and service are considered. We’re proud that we have been recognized by many state and national organizations for our work, because it means that we are giving you, our patient, the attention and help you deserve.
Here are just some of our many awards and accomplishments:
Sentara Heart Hospital/Sentara Norfolk General Hospital again achieved “Top 50” rankings in the annual U.S. News & World Report “America’s Best Hospitals” issue. The hospital ranked 49th overall, marking its 13th time on the list. In addition to its national rankings, several Sentara hospitals were also included on the U.S. News & World Report state and regional rankings.
Sentara Healthcare has consistently been ranked as on of the top most Integrated Healthcare Systems in the nation according to SDI Health and Modern Healthcare magazine. Sentara is the only healthcare system in the country to be among the nation’s top 10 for all 15 years of the survey and earned a number-one ranking in 2001, 2010 and 2011.
In 2012, all Sentara Hampton Roads Hospitals and Martha Jefferson Hospital earned top scores for delivering safe care to patients in the Hospital Safety Score report, published by The Leapfrog Group. In Virginia, 58 hospitals were named in the report, and of those, eight Sentara hospitals achieved the highest grade of A.
For the second year in a row, Martha Jefferson Hospital has received American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get with the Guidelines Stroke Gold Awards, earning Bronze in 2009, Silver in 2010, and Gold in 2011 and 2012.
The stroke programs at Martha Jefferson Hospital and Rockingham Memorial Hospital earned the quality designation as a Primary Stroke Center from the Joint Commission in 2010 for excellence in stroke care. Other Sentara Certified Stroke Centers are located at Sentara CarePlex, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Sentara Leigh Hospital, Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital, Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center and Sentara Princess Anne Hospital.
In November 2011, the RMH Hahn Cancer Center received three-year certification from the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) Certification Program, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). The Hahn Cancer Center was one of only 98 cancer care practices in the United States to have received QOPI certification for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet the highest standards for quality cancer care.
Optima Health received an Honorable Mention in the 2011 C. Everett Koop National Health Award for the success of the Mission: Health wellness program.
In 2006, Martha Jefferson Hospital received initial designation as a Magnet® organization by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), an accomplishment held by less than 6 percent of hospitals in the country. On July 21, 2011, Martha Jefferson achieved Magnet® redesignation by the ANCC. To achieve re-designation, hospitals must demonstrate sustained structures and processes to support exemplary nursing practice, as well as evidence of quality outcomes, new knowledge, and innovations
Sentara Home Care Services received a Top 10% from CMS (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services) in the Home Health Quality Improvement National Campaign in 2011. We were honored with a Gold Award designation.
RMH opened a new hospital on a 254-acre site just east of Harrisonburg in June 2010. The environmentally-conscious construction and design of the 630,000-square-foot facility resulted in its achieving Gold LEED® certification and becoming the first LEED-certified hospital in Virginia. LEED certification awarded by U.S. Green Building Council, the nation's top program for design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. Also in the Blue Ridge region, the new Martha Jefferson Hospital was awarded LEED certification after it opened in 2011.