Awards and Accolades
Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center Named One of the Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals
The prestigious Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® annual awards program has named Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center as one of the highest-performing hospitals in the nation. Using independent public data and proprietary analytics, the 100 Top Hospitals study recognizes hospitals that have clearly demonstrated the vision to develop long-term excellence in care, efficiency, and community value. As a 2016 award winner, our leadership team, medical staff, and employees — together as a team — have met national benchmarks for the highest-balanced performance in the U.S.
Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center Receives 2016 National Research Corporation (NRC) Excellence Award
National Research Corporation (NRC) selected Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center as a recipient of its 2016 Excellence award.
This award selection was based on Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center’s achievement within categories that patients have identified as being most important to the quality of their care. The award is only bestowed upon those organizations that are ranked by patients as being a top performer in one of the following categories: Overall Hospital Rating, Overall Provider Rating, Improvement Planner Champion, Value-Based Purchasing Champion and Patient-Centered Care Champion
As a 2016 award recipient, Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center is among a select group of healthcare innovators leading the way on the path to patient-centered care.
Magnet® Status Recognizes Exceptional Nursing Care
Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center achieved Magnet Recognition®, the nation’s highest honor for excellence in nursing awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The designation, granted to about 7 percent of U.S. hospitals, exemplifies the excellence in patient care, innovation in nursing practice and a supportive work environment for nurses.
Exemplary Care for Older Adults
Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center has been designated as a “Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders” (NICHE) facility since early 2015. NICHE is a geriatric program of excellence based out of the New York University
Rory Meyers College of Nursing. It is the leading nurse-driven program to help hospitals improve care for older adults. Learn more about the NICHE program.
Highly Skilled Physicians
Among the center's most important attributes is the unparalleled medical staff, expanded to include more specialists in heart care, nephrology, minimally invasive surgery, cancer care, obstetrics, orthopedics and more. They're supported by experienced, trained teams all working to assure each patient the best possible result.
Innovations in Patient Safety and Outstanding Patient Outcomes
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement and VHA, two leading organizations in healthcare quality improvement, recognized Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center as a model for preventing pneumonia in its ICU patients after marking more than 10 years with no cases of ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP). In addition, Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center has earned national top 10 percent performance in the Leapfrog Hospital Recognition Program™.
Across every department, patients can expect to benefit from landmark advancements in medical technology. Advanced imaging capabilities, including the 32-slice CT scanner for fast, accurate diagnostics, are supported by the interpretation skills of subspecialized radiologists. In addition, "smart" operating suites with voice-activated technology increase minimally invasive procedures for optimal patient outcomes.
Patient-Centered Approach to Care
From the assurance of all-private rooms with overnight accommodations for family and visitors, to the healing effects of soft lighting, water fountains, music and art, Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center is a model of patient-centered care. In every way, the hospital and staff embody the Planetree philosophy that patients heal better in a home-like environment.