Providing Care to New Communities
Beginning in 1888, Sentara’s forerunner hospitals provided healthcare to communities that had only limited access to it before. Many served patients regardless of their ability to pay for their care. These hospitals kept pace with medicine’s rapid advancements in the 20th century, growing from facilities with a few dozen beds into the modern institutions we know today.
Broadening Scope and Reach
Striving for Excellence
As Sentara entered a new century, it renewed its commitment to safety and quality. Sentara’s hospitals adopted the latest medical innovations and technologies for improved care and efficiency. The system expanded to three new states, furthering its mission of improving access to healthcare. Sentara continued serving its community by supporting local health programs.
2020s & Beyond
Sentara maintains a tradition that began over 134 years ago, building on its reputation for safety, quality, innovation, and service. In recent years, Sentara has responded effectively to a pandemic, launched new programs to improve health equity, and earned further recognition for providing high quality care. Sentara continues seeking new ways to improve health every day.