2018-19 Cancer Network Annual Report

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Accreditations & Awards

Sentara Recognized as One of America’s Best Employers

Sentara Healthcare has been recognized as one of the best employers in the nation — not just in healthcare but across all industries. The recognition by Forbes is a testament to the work and commitment of everyone within the Sentara community and is a direct reflection of how we value our team members. We are proud to be among some of the nation’s most respected organizations and grateful to our talented team as they live our mission to improve health every day.

Two Sentara Hospitals on IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals List

Both Sentara Leigh Hospital and Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center were recognized among the IBM Watson 100 top hospitals by IBM Watson Health (formerly known as Truven Health Analytics). Sentara Leigh Hospital was also included on the 2017 list and in 2018, received an additional 100 Top Hospitals Everest Award that is given to hospitals for rate improvement over five years. They were one of only 13 Everest Award winners.

American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC)

All of the Sentara Cancer Network facilities in Hampton Roads, as well as Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center and Sentara Albemarle Medical Center, are accredited by the CoC. The Sentara Cancer Network in Hampton Roads, Northeastern North Carolina and Northern Virginia remain the only accredited Integrated Cancer Network Program in Virginia. Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital (SMJH) and Sentara RMH Medical Center are both accredited separately as Comprehensive Community Cancer Programs.

Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT)

The autologous stem cell transplant program at Virginia Oncology Associates at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital remains the only one in Hampton Roads to receive FACT accreditation. The program adheres to stringent clinical standards and meets the gold standard requirements insurance companies often demand.

National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)

All Sentara Comprehensive Breast Centers continue to be fully accredited by the NAPBC. The NAPBC has established 28 program standards and 17 program components of care that breast centers must meet to ensure patients with breast disease receive the highest level of care. Evidence-based standards include breast center leadership, clinical management, research, quality improvement, community outreach and professional education.

American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO)

All Sentara Cancer Network radiation therapy centers in Hampton Roads, Northeastern North Carolina, Halifax and Northern Virginia are fully accredited by ACRO. Sentara RMH Medical Center is accredited by the American College of Radiology. This voluntary accreditation process ensures facilities follow practice standards set by professional peers.

Additional Accreditations and Honors

American College of Radiology accreditation

College of American Pathologists (CAP) accreditation

American Society of Clinical Oncology Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Certificate of Participation

SRC Center of Excellence for Minimally Invasive Gynecology and Robotic Surgery (Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital)