NORFOLK, VA—Sentara Norfolk General Hospital has been ranked the #1 hospital in Virginia and in Hampton Roads by U.S. News & World Report. In the 2014-2015 ‘Best Hospitals’ edition, the hospital was also recognized with two ‘Top 50’ specialty programs.
Cardiology and Heart Surgery are ranked 44th, which marks the 14th consecutive year among the nation’s elite programs in the U.S. News national survey. For the first time, the Ear, Nose and Throat program is also among the nation’s Top 50 programs at #41. This national ranking is due, in part, to innovative procedures used by surgeons associated with Eastern Virginia Medical School for patients with head and neck cancers.
“Our community-based surgeons and EVMS partners are actively engaged as part of our care team, which elevates our programs,” said Kurt Hofelich, president of Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. “This #1 ranking in Virginia is a testament to the work our entire team does every day of the year.”
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital is one of just five voluntary Level I trauma centers in Virginia and home to the Nightingale Regional Air Ambulance, which serves community hospitals and EMS partners in a 125-mile radius as part of the Sentara not-for-profit mission. The hospital is a tertiary referral center for complex cases, and home to unique services including:
- Heart, kidney and pancreas transplantation
- Total artificial heart and ventricular assist device programs
- Catheter-based heart valve replacement
- Burn trauma program
- Neuromuscular & Autonomic Center with sweat chamber diagnostics
- Sentara ‘Music & Medicine’ program
- Sentara/EVMS Fetal Care Center
- CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery
- Sentara Cardiovascular Research Institute
“It’s great to be part of a system like Sentara, with such an enduring commitment to quality,” said Jim Krauss, president of Sentara RMH Medical Center in Harrisonburg, which is ranked 15th in Virginia by U.S. News for 2014. “That attention to safety and quality extends to all Sentara hospitals, and our patients and communities benefit from our combined commitment.”.”
About Sentara Healthcare
Sentara Healthcare celebrates a 125-year history of innovation, compassion and community benefit. Based in Norfolk, VA, Sentara is a diverse not-for-profit family of 12 hospitals, an array of integrated services and a team 28,000 strong on a mission to improve health every day. This mandate is pursued through a disciplined strategy to achieve Top 10% performance in key measures through shared best practices, transformation of primary care through clinical integration and strategic growth that adds value to the communities we serve in Virginia and North Carolina.