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About Sentara

We Improve Health Every Day

Sentara Healthcare celebrates more than 130 years in pursuit of its mission – "we improve health every day." Named to IBM Watson Health's 2018 "Top 15 Health Systems," Sentara is an integrated, not-for-profit system of 12 hospitals in Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina, including a Level I trauma center, the Sentara Heart Hospital and the Sentara Healthcare Cardiovascular Research Institute, the Sentara Brock Cancer Center and the accredited Sentara Cancer Network, two orthopedic hospitals, and the Sentara Neurosciences Institute. The Sentara family also includes four medical groups, Nightingale Regional Air Ambulance and ground medical transport, home care and hospice, ambulatory outpatient campuses, advanced imaging and diagnostic centers, a clinically integrated network, the Sentara College of Health Sciences and the Optima Health Plan and Virginia Premier Health Plan serving 858,000 members in Virginia, North Carolina and Ohio. With nearly 30,000 employees and ranked one of Forbes "America's Best Employers" in 2018, Sentara is strategically focused on clinical quality and safety, innovation and creating an extraordinary health care experience for our patients and members.

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Sentara at a Glance
  • Headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 130 year not-for-profit history
  • 12 hospitals
  • 4 medical groups
  • 3,800+ provider medical staff
  • Nearly 30,000 Members of the Team
  • Health plans (Optima Health and Virginia Premier)
  • 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