Health Care in Virginia Peninsula

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is easy on the Virginia Peninsula – an area packed with some of the finest medical resources in the country. Three outstanding health systems supply a comprehensive list of services and programs, while numerous clinics and physician practices offer a range of specialties and subspecialties.

Riverside Health System

A regional leader in providing health care since 1916, Riverside Health System seeks to deliver care and services­ – as a team – by putting patients and residents at the center of all operations. Riverside delivers a variety of health care services and programs in the areas of prevention, acute care, aging-related services, rehabilitation, ambulatory care, diagnostic care, education and in-home care.

The system includes five acute care hospitals, a long-term acute care hospital, a behavioral health facility and the largest freestanding physical rehabilitation hospital in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Its extensive Medical Group includes more than 540 providers. Ambulatory centers bring diagnostic services, physical therapy, day surgery and other services to neighborhoods served by Riverside. An active telehealth program broadens Riverside’s ability to bring specialty care to citizens in more rural areas.

The company employs more than 10,000 team members in offices throughout Eastern Virginia. These team members are united under the company mission: to care for others as you would care for those you love, to enhance well-being and improve health. Riverside’s philosophy of care focuses on safety, healing, kindness and respect.

Riverside is the only Virginia system recognized for 12 consecutive years as Most Wired. Riverside’s quality and safety has resulted in numerous recognitions including Pathway Designations by the American Nurses Credentialing Center; hospital Primary Stroke Center Certification; Gold Safe Sleep Champion; Premier QUEST collaborative Citation of Merit; Bronze Commitment to Quality Award from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living; 2016 Breakthroughs Awards from Premier; and FairWarning Professional Achievement Level Ready Shield; Accreditation with Commendation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.

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Sentara Healthcare

Sentara Healthcare celebrates more than 128 years in pursuit of its mission to improve health every day. Sentara is an integrated nonprofit system of 12 hospitals in Virginia and North Carolina, including a Level I trauma center with Nightingale Regional Air Ambulance. The Sentara family also includes four medical groups, ambulatory campuses, post-acute care services, the physician-led Sentara Quality Care Network, the Sentara College of Health Sciences, Optima Health Plan members in Virginia, Alabama and Ohio and a team of professionals nearly 30,000 strong. Sentara is strategically focused on continuous improvement in quality, safety and the patient experience.

Sentara Medical Group serving the Virginia Peninsula includes:

  • Primary, specialty, urgent and pediatric care.
  • Over 30 practices in Gloucester, Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg and Yorktown.
  • Over 150 doctors, physician assistants and nurse practitioners caring for Peninsula residents.

Sentara hospitals serving the Virginia Peninsula include:

  • The 224-bed Sentara CarePlex Hospital, Hampton.
  • The 145-bed Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center, Williamsburg.
  • Sentara Port Warwick, Newport News.

For patient comfort, Sentara CarePlex Hospital features 224 private patient rooms spacious enough to accommodate visitors and equipped with internet access and entertainment options. An outpatient pharmacy makes prescription pick-up more convenient for patients and family members upon discharge from the emergency department or inpatient stays. Other features include specialized services in cardiac, vascular and urologic care, along with advanced diagnostic and surgical capabilities, a hospitalist program and one of the state’s busiest emergency departments.

Sentara CarePlex Hospital’s distinctions include:

  • Participant in the Sentara Cancer Network, the only accredited cancer network program in Virginia.
  • Designation as a Center of Excellence in weight loss surgery.
  • Two medical office buildings on campus to provide access to primary care physicians and specialists.
  • Home of the region’s only dedicated orthopedic hospital – the Orthopaedic Hospital at Sentara CarePlex.
  • The Sentara Center for Health and Fitness, located adjacent to the hospital campus, which delivers health and wellness to the community and employees.

Sentara CarePlex Hospital operates an outpatient campus in Newport News, called Sentara Port Warwick. This campus provides a wide range of outpatient services, including a free-standing emergency department, advanced imaging services, the Sentara Advanced Vascular Treatment Center and the Dorothy G. Hoefer Comprehensive Breast Center.

Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital

In 1952, Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital opened its doors to provide exceptional medical care in the only faith-based hospital on the Peninsula. Since then, its mission has evolved and grown, but one thing has remained constant – the hospital provides the highest quality care using the most innovative procedures and caring health care professionals in the region.

The hospital offers a wide range of services, including minimally invasive surgery, orthopedic services, The Liver Institute of Virginia and women’s services. Patients choose Bon Secours Mary Immaculate for its award-winning surgical services, which employ the most advanced minimally invasive procedures.

Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital received a 5-star rating for joint replacement from HealthGrades, the leading independent health care ratings organization. Overall orthopedic services at Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital have been ranked in the Top ten in Virginia for three consecutive years by HealthGrades. Bon Secours Mary Immaculate has been designated a Blue Distinction Center for Orthopedic Excellence for Joint Replacement by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. The hospital demonstrated excellent performance in a number of quality indicators. Bon Secours Surgical Weight Loss Center houses Virginia’s top bariatric program. Bon Secours Mary Immaculate offers a technologically-advanced, specialty care nursery to serve the smallest, most fragile patients with the highest quality care available. Bon Secours Mary Immaculate is accredited by the American College of Radiology for CT Scanning and Mammography.

The advanced imaging center at Bon Secours Mary Immaculate recently acquired the Infinia™ Hawkeye™ 4 nuclear scanning system.

Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters

Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters is the facility of choice for pediatric care in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. Whether a child needs hospitalization, ongoing care for a chronic illness, outpatient surgery or primary care, CHKD Health System provides the staff, facilities and technologies that address the unique demands of childhood.

Since the Norfolk City Union of The King’s Daughters established the hospital in 1961, CHKD has undergone two major renovations and expansions and is now at the heart of a comprehensive system of caring dedicated exclusively to children. And we will always provide care for every child who needs it, regardless of the family’s ability to pay.