Sentara Albemarle Medical Center’s community involvement is as diverse as the counties we serve. Our staff typically hosts or participates in more than 150 community events. Some of our healthcare initiatives include supporting our two adopted schools through science fairs and school supply drives, initiating Biggest Loser weight loss programs with community groups, and providing free health fairs like Women’s Day that draw thousands of participants.
In terms of monetary employee contributions, our staff members have become lead participants in The United Way, March of Dimes, and American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life campaigns. In 2009, Sentara Albemarle Medical Center employees and physicians donated more than 10,000 volunteer hours to community agencies and organizations, and our volunteers gave nearly 22,000 hours of service to the hospital, its patients, and employees.