Patient Stories

At Sentara, we believe our patients and customers deserve our best every time they walk through our doors. We appreciate and value hearing about employees who have exemplified the Sentara Commitments.


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Featured Stories

Easing arthritis pain - and much more

From hospital to home care, Sentara treats the whole person.

Heart transplant patient back in the driver's seat

A heart attack victim gladly returns to Sentara Heart hospital, on his motorcycle and looking to say “thank you”

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Latest Posts

  • Emergency staff goes the extra mile -- literally

    Monday, February 13, 2017

    With Sentara Nightingale grounded by fog, a Williamsburg patient needed emergency transportation by ambulance to Sentara Heart Hospital. The ED doctor and nurse jumped in to be sure the hour-long ride went smoothly.

  • The cough that was so much more

    Wednesday, February 08, 2017

    Thinking she might have asthma, Janie’s primary care doctor sent her to a pulmonary specialist. The specialist suspected the problem was not Janie’s lungs, but her heart. A cardiologist soon diagnosed her with heart failure.

  • A fast recovery after a quick fix

    Tuesday, February 07, 2017

    The Sentara structural heart team was able to help Milton by quickly scheduling his pre-testing appointments and keeping his hospital stay to just two days.

  • A clear picture

    Wednesday, January 04, 2017

    “The 3D tomography machine saved my life,” Robyn says. “If I’d waited until I could feel the tumor, it could have been much worse.”

  • Wedding bells finally ring

    Wednesday, January 04, 2017

    Kathy Mcclanahan didn’t know when she woke up that she’d be marrying the love of her life by the end of the day, thanks to the staff’s hard work.

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