Awards and Recognition
Sentara has built a national reputation for providing exceptional care to patients. Its efforts have been recognized with numerous awards, including the American Hospital Association’s Quest for Quality award, “A” grades for safety from the Leapfrog Group, being named one of IBM Watson Health’s Top 15 Health Systems in the nation and ongoing hospital magnet designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. This recognition is a testament to Sentara’s commitment to safe, effective, and patient-centered healthcare.
Quality, Safety and Innovation
What would become of Sentara, which began as a 25-bed hospital in Norfolk, Virginia, founded in 1888. From these small beginnings, Sentara has grown into an integrated not-for-profit health care delivery system with nearly 30,000 employees, 12 hospitals in Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina and the Sentara Health Plans division which serves more than 1.2 million members in Virginia and Florida. Sentara is one of the largest health systems in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, and among the top 20 largest not-for-profit integrated health systems in the country.