About Sentara Healthcare

About Sentara Healthcare

Progressing. Partnering. Pioneering.

For 125 years, Sentara has been committed to helping people just like you, people who want the most dedicated medical professionals helping them through every stage of life. To provide a range of quality care, we have grown slowly throughout Virginia and North Carolina. We have reached out to industry leaders and joined forces, and we now operate more than 100 sites of care, including 12 acute care hospitals - seven in Hampton Roads, one in Northern Virginia, two in the Blue Ridge region of Virginia, one in southern Virginia and one in North Carolina.  

Our Mission
We improve health every day.

People, Quality, Patient Safety, Service and Integrity

To be the healthcare choice of the communities we serve

For more than a decade, Modern Healthcare magazine has ranked us as one of the nation's top integrated healthcare systems. Our not-for-profit system proudly includes advanced imaging centers, nursing and assisted-living centers, outpatient campuses, physical therapy and rehabilitation services, home health and hospice agency, a 3,800-provider medical staff, and five medical groups. In addition, we provide medical transport ambulances and Nightingale air ambulance, and extend health insurance to 450,000 people through Optima Health, our award-winning health plan.

Among our many strengths, we are a national leader in heart and kidney care, stroke care, and infection prevention, and we were the first in the nation to pioneer and develop the eICU, a remote monitoring system for intensive care. Our dedication to improving and increasing medical options for our patients is reinforced by our ongoing participation in national and international research. These vital medical trials help us advance toward our mission of improving health every day.

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Sentara at a Glance

  Headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia
  125-year not-for-profit history
  12 hospitals
  5 medical groups
  3,800-provider medical staff
  Health plan (Optima Health)
  Outpatient campuses
  Urgent care centers
  Advanced imaging centers
  Medical transport ambulances
  Home health and hospice
  Nightingale air ambulance
  Rehab and therapy centers
  Nursing and assisted living centers