About Sentara

We Improve Health Every Day

For 126 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. Over the years, as we have expanded our offerings in health care, we also have grown as an integrated healthcare system throughout Virginia, North Carolina and beyond. Now, we operate more than 100 sites of care, including 12 acute care hospitals - seven in Hampton Roads (southeastern Virginia), one in Northern Virginia, two in the Blue Ridge region of Virginia, one in southern Virginia and one in North Carolina.

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Sentara at a Glance

  • Headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 126-year not-for-profit history
  • 12 hospitals
  • 5 medical groups
  • 3,800 +-provider medical staff
  • 28,000+ Members of the Team
  • Health plan (Optima Health)
  • Outpatient campuses
  • Urgent care centers
  • Advanced Imaging Centers
  • Home health and hospice
  • Rehab and therapy centers
  • Nursing and assisted living centers
  • Medical transport ambulance
  • Nightingale air ambulance

Sentara in the Community

Parag Bharadwaj, M.D.

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Parag Bharadwaj, M.D.

Meet Dr. Parag Bharadwaj at Sentara Palliative Care Specialists

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Transplant Services

Service Spotlight

Transplant Services

The Sentara Transplant Center at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital has been a part of more than 2,200 transplants.

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