Why Choose Sentara?

Many hospitals promote the quality of cancer treatment, but at the Sentara Martha Jefferson Cancer Center, you will find superior survival outcomes as well as outstanding personalized cancer care in a friendly, comfortable environment.

At every point along the path, whether sharing in quiet celebrations or offering support in the face of difficult decisions, our team is there, keeping the focus on the most important team member — the patient.

And though we are best known for the personal touch we offer, Sentara Martha Jefferson also has advanced technology that rivals top cancer centers, including the most sophisticated treatment machines offering IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy), IGRT (Image-guided radiotherapy)  and SRS (Stereotactic Radiosurgery) — technology not usually found in a community hospital our size.

Of course, our center includes the broad range of quality specialties—breast surgery, general surgery, hematology-oncology, radiation oncology, radiology, neuroradiology, pathology, urology, gastroenterology, otolaryngology and neurosurgery. And, most important, Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital achieves survival outcomes better than the national averages in many cancer sites, meaning you can be confident that the treatment you receive at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital is the best available.

Friendly Environment

At Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, we do more than offer you the most advanced technology. We understand that this is a time when you are most vulnerable and are in most need of a comforting environment. That’s why we pay attention to every detail of your visits from our welcoming staff to surroundings designed to make your experience as pleasant as possible, which include large windows, soothing colors, private waiting areas and an outdoor healing garden. We also understand that comfort comes with having your healthcare team nearby, ready to answer your questions and help you through your visit.

Our Cancer Care Center is designed to make sure that everything is in close proximity. A private parking lot leads you to the Phillips Cancer Center entrance, where a dedicated receptionist will greet you and guide you to the private waiting area for the Infusion Center and all of our medical oncology/hematology staff and physicians.

With just a few steps to the elevator, you can get to radiation oncology on the second floor, where our state-of-the art Varian TruBeam linear accelerators are surrounded by beautiful garden images and soothing lights. We provide a comforting environment, surrounding you and your loved ones with physicians and staff who focus on every aspect of your wellbeing. You can rest assured that at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, you will feel welcomed and well cared for.

Supporting the Sentara Martha Jefferson Cancer Care Center

Through philanthropy, our community is helping to provide the latest technologies and treatments to support a superior team of physicians, technicians, nurses and more. In addition, those gifts make support services like the Cancer Resource Center, support groups, the Breast Health Center with testing and counseling, survivorship services and more readily available.

Our funding priorities include:

  • The Caring Tradition, guaranteeing that patients and their loved ones are supported, comfortable and well-served throughout their experience with the hospital with massage, support and counseling groups, survivorship activities, clinical trial access and more.
  • The best and latest technology in the fight against cancer. 
  • Well-trained and supported nurses and other technical staff.

If you are interested in learning more about supporting Sentara Martha Jefferson Cancer Care Center, visit the Martha Jefferson Hospital Foundation website.