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JUN
30

A first-in-the-nation quality certification

June 30, 2016

Sentara Healthcare is the first healthcare system in the country to receive multi-site certification in the ISO 9001 Quality Management system from its accrediting body, DNV-GL.

MAR
04

CEO Kern assumes role, promotes COO from within

March 04, 2016

Howard Kern, former COO of 18 years, assumes role as the new president and CEO of Sentara Healthcare.

FEB
02

Sentara addresses Zika virus concerns

February 02, 2016

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared Zika virus an international emergency on Feb. 1, 2016.

NOV
16

Sentara announces new chair for Board of Directors

November 16, 2015

Bob Fort will complete his term as Chair of the Sentara Healthcare Board of Directors, but remain on the board. Sandy Harris, current Vice-Chair will assume the role of Chairman effective Nov.16, 2015.

OCT
30

Sentara Heart Hospital offers new wireless heart monitor

October 30, 2015

On Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, Sentara Heart Hospital in Norfolk, Va., became the first healthcare center in Southeastern Virginia to implant a new, miniaturized, wireless monitor in a patient to manage heart failure, a condition affecting 5.1 million Americans.