Who We Are

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, including Sentara Albemarle Medical Center in Elizabeth City, an array of integrated services and a team 27,000 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.

Located in Elizabeth City, Sentara Albemarle Medical Center is a 182 licensed bed, full service facility offering a wide range of services, including: inpatient and critical care, a full array of surgical services, sophisticated diagnostic imaging technology, comprehensive women’s care, cardiology, cancer treatment, rehabilitation services and more. Sentara Albemarle Medical Center has assembled a medical staff of more than 100 physicians, representing nearly 30 specialties, and a caring staff of almost 1,000 employees.

The Sentara family includes Optima Health, an award-winning health plan, the Sentara College of Health Sciences, four foundations and a Level I trauma center at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, served by Nightingale, the region’s only hospital-based helicopter ambulance.  The Sentara Quality Care Network is a physician-led clinically integrated network of 2,500 providers committed to quality care, disease management and reducing hospital readmissions.  The Sentara Cancer Network is accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer.  Sentara is an equity partner in MDLive™, a virtual 24-hour physician practice.  Sentara eCare® is an industry-leading electronic medical record. Healthcare Performance Improvement is a Sentara consultancy helping hospitals nationwide accelerate patient safety improvements.