Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital nurses are committed to providing evidence-based practice in their delivery of quality healthcare to our patient and families. We strive to create an environment of health and healing through nursing excellence.

Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital is a 176-bed community hospital. Founded in 1903 in the heart of Virginia's scenic Charlottesville, Virginia, we relocated to a new state of the art facility in 2011. Our facility has been Magnet® designated since 2006. We are proud of the nursing structures we have in place that empower our nurses to transform care at the bedside: our Nurse Residency Program for new grads, shared governance councils, membership in the Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) program, evidence-based practice, and commitment to lifelong learning. We are pleased to have the support of our community through the Haden Institute for Nursing Excellence and Innovation to support our patient-centered initiatives and development and recognition of our nurses, including participation in the international DAISY award program.

Awards, Recognitions and Designations

  • DAISY recognition program: The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses was created in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at 33 of ITP, an auto-immune disease. The Barnes family was awestricken by the clinical skills, caring and compassion of the nurses who cared for Patrick, so they created this international award to say thank you to nurses everywhere. Nominate an outstanding nurse.
  • Magnet® recognition: Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital received Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2006, 2011, and 2016. ANCC's Magnet Recognition Program® identifies superior quality in nursing care and is the highest national honor for nursing excellence.
  • The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade "A": Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital received an "A" for its efforts in protecting patient from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States.
  • 2018 Healthgrade Outstanding Patient Experience Award: This award is presented to hospitals in the top 15% of the patient satisfaction scores.
  • CMS Five Star Rating
  • NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) member: In 2018, Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital achieved NICHE membership. NICHE is a nurse-led program designed to improve geriatric care in healthcare.

Annual Reports