Sentara in the Community

Our mission is “We improve health every day,” and we are committed to improve the health of the many communities that we serve. We work to achieve this mission in several ways.

To identify the health needs of our communities, we conduct community health needs assessments. These assessments provide us with a picture of the health status of the residents in our communities and help to direct us in developing and providing health services. Through collaboration with our community partners, such as health departments, free clinics and community health centers, and others, we can work to make an improvement in the health of our communities.

We have several efforts designed to prevent illness and empower individuals to manage their health, including educational classes and materials, health screenings, and other services. We understand that an investment in wellness is the best investment for our shared future.

For our residents who need health services, we work to make sure that they are provided in a compassionate, culturally sensitive and patient-focused manner. For individuals needing financial assistance with health care expenses, we have a number of programs for low income, uninsured and/or underinsured individuals.

Through our foundations, we partner with community organizations to improve health. We donate funds through grants to help residents receive the health care services they need.