Why Choose Us?

At Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, we are committed to providing exceptional care. It is the experiences of our patients and their families, and their regard for the care they receive, that are at the heart of how we measure our success. Our focus on this high-quality patient care requires a commitment to attracting and retaining the best physicians, nurses and staff and to maintaining facilities that offer advanced technology and innovative treatment. The recognition we receive from national organizations is a nice reminder that Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital provides just such outstanding care in the personalized setting of a community hospital.

Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital has received the following Awards and Accolades:

DNV Stroke Award - We are now recognized for using the highest standards and proven methods to achieve successful outcomes for stroke patients by DNV (Det Norke Veritas) Healthcare.

Get With the Guidelines - Stroke - Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital received the Get With the Guidelines™-Stroke (GWTG-Stroke) Bronze (2009), Silver (2010) and Gold Awards (2011 and 2012).

Magnet Recognition -  Sentara Martha Jefferson achieved Magnet® designation in 2006—an award achieved by approximately 7 percent of hospitals nationwide and was re-designated in 2011.

American Academy of Sleep Medicine - The Sentara Martha Jefferson Sleep Medicine Center was pleased to receive accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).

Get With the Guidelines Stroke Awards

For two years in a row (2011, 2012), Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With the Guidelines™-Stroke (GWTG-Stroke) Gold Awards. Bronze (2009), Silver (2010), and Gold Awards (2011).

These awards demonstrate our commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients, according to evidence-based guidelines. Specifically, it shows the GWTG-Stroke performance measures being met at 85 percent or higher for 90 consecutive days for the bronze award, 12 months for silver and 24 months for gold.