The State of the Region: Hampton Roads 2000
As a region, Hampton Roads has worked hard to increase the number and quality of its medical facilities. The merger of Sentara and Tidewater Health Care sealed Sentara's position as the region's largest health care provider and forced it to rise to the challenge of offering excellent, efficient medical care. It has proven itself by attaining a ranking of 6th among all of the health networks in the nation, its third consecutive year in the top 10. Only two other health care systems have been named to the top 10 list for this many years. In addition, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital was the only medical facility in southeastern Virginia or northeastern North Carolina to earn a spot in the U.S. News & World Report rankings of America's best hospitals. It was particularly noted for its excellence in cardiology and rheumatology. In addition to Sentara, Hampton Roads is home to 13 not-for-profit hospitals. Specializing in everything from oncology and orthopedics to pediatrics and sports medicine, they offer residents expert care in all areas of medicine, at all hours of the day.
Regional Studies Institute, Old Dominion University, "Part 10: The State of Health" (2000). State of the Region Reports: Hampton Roads. 164.