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Sentara Norfolk General Hospital (SNGH) is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Hampton Roads and earned a Top 25 national ranking in Urology in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” edition. The success of the Urology program is in conjunction with Urology of Virginia, Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) and the Sentara Cancer Network.

Sentara Norfolk General Hospital earns Top 25 national ranking in Urology in 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals edition

Sentara Hospitals take the top two rankings in Hampton Roads

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Sentara Norfolk General Hospital (SNGH) is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Hampton Roads and earned a Top 25 national ranking in Urology in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” edition. The success of the Urology program is in conjunction with Urology of Virginia, Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) and the Sentara Cancer Network.

Sentara Norfolk General Hospital is tied for No. 5 in the Commonwealth of Virginia and was also recognized for its several high-performing specialty programs including Pulmonology and Lung Surgery, and Nephrology.

“We are grateful and encouraged to be recognized once again as the top hospital in Hampton Roads and among the best in the state,” said Carolyn Carpenter, President of Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. “We value the trust of our patients and families in our community, and will continue to strive to be the go-to provider for complex, highly specialized services in this region and beyond.”

Sentara Norfolk General Hospital is the Hampton Roads region’s only adult Level 1 trauma center and is home to the Nightingale Regional Air Ambulance.

Additionally, Sentara Leigh Hospital is ranked the No. 2 hospital in Hampton Roads and tied for No. 9 in Virginia with recognition for the success of its high-performing Orthopedics program. Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital also received a state ranking and is tied for No. 12 in Virginia.

Urology program nationally ranked for the first time since 2012

The Urology program at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital (SNGH) is ranked No. 23 in the nation due to the great partnership and collaboration with Urology of Virginia and EVMS. Urology services include expert treatment methods for kidney stones to complex bladder surgery, robotic surgery for prostate, kidney and bladder cancers, green light therapy for enlarged prostate, and the Sentara-EVMS Comprehensive Pelvic Floor Center.  

“Comprehensive urology care is critical for our Hampton Roads community. Our program at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital has the ability to effectively manage our community’s high prevalence of urologic cancers,” said Dr. Jennifer Miles-Thomas, President of Urology of Virginia. “I am proud to have our dedication to education, excellent patient care and innovative treatments recognized in this national ranking.”

“This is tremendous recognition for Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Urology of Virginia and Eastern Virginia Medical School,” Richard V. Homan, MD, President and Provost and Dean of the School of Medicine says. “We’re proud to be part of the team making outstanding urology care available here in Hampton Roads.”

“We are proud to work side-by-side with our clinical partners at Urology of Virginia, educators at Eastern Virginia Medical School, and clinicians and researchers comprising the nationally accredited Sentara Cancer Network,” Carpenter said, “We thank them for their continued dedication to the patients and families we care for every day.”

The Urology program at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital is also part of the nationally accredited Sentara Cancer Network and treats patients with several different cancer types affecting those areas. Sentara Norfolk General Hospital last received a national ranking for Urology in 2012.