Why Choose Sentara

When you think it might be serious, think Sentara. A visit to a Sentara hospital or free-standing emergency department gives you access to all of our board-certified doctors and specialists. Sentara has the expertise and advanced technology to get you back in action quickly. 

What sets us apart:

Trauma Care

Trauma care is an important part of emergency care at Sentara. We hope members of our community never need this highest level of emergency care. But when an emergency arises, Sentara has one of the leading trauma programs in Virginia and the Hampton Roads region.

Trauma care is different from the treatment of other medical conditions or diseases because trauma is not one single, specific condition. Instead, trauma is the result of serious or critical injuries caused by automobile crashes, falls, industrial mishaps, acts of violence or other events. A trauma center is a type of hospital that has resources and equipment needed to care for severely injured patients.

Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, in partnership with the Department of Surgery at Eastern Virginia Medical School, offers Southeast Virginia's only Level I trauma center. Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital offers Level III trauma care. Sentara also offers the Hampton Roads region's first Nightingale Air Ambulance Service.

Quality, Board-Certified Physicians

Our team provides the highest level of emergency and trauma care in the region, with a focus on quality and patient safety. Board-certified doctors and specialists staff all Sentara emergency departments, so you can rest assured you’re in good hands. On-call surgeons are available for plastic surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurology, neurosurgery and ophthalmology.

Convenient, Freestanding Emergency Locations

Emergency services at our freestanding outpatient locations are open 24 hours a day, with board-certified emergency physicians offering care in a quiet, calm environment to walk-in patients, as well as those who arrive by ambulance. And if your needs require a more intense level of care, our skilled staff will provide stabilizing treatment and transfer you to the nearest appropriate hospital.