Hospitals 2014

Coastal Virginia Magazine’s Complete Guide To The Region’s Medical Centers

Dealing with emergencies, surgeries and intensive care can be very traumatic. When you or someone you know requires specialized medical attention, it’s not only important to have a good doctor, but a quality hospital as well. Following you will find a comprehensive report of all the hospitals in our area, complete with top programs, awards and ratings.

Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center
3636 High St., Portsmouth, 757-398-2200
Overview: Flagship hospital for Bon Secours Hampton Roads with high-quality imaging services, minimally invasive surgery, orthopedics, heart and vascular services, family birth center, physical rehabilitation, physical therapy, behavioral medicine for chemical dependency and mental illness, and neuroscience institute.
Founded: 1945 to serve shipyard workers. Early mission included caring for polio victims.
Beds: 346
Physicians: 436
Employees: 1,761
Emergency room visits: 73,751
Births: 1,207
Surgeries: 6,547
Other programs: Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery with da Vinci robotic surgery options for gynecological, cardiac, urological and general surgeries. Martha W. Davis Cancer Treatment Center offers TrueBeam linear accelerator system—one of most advanced radiotherapy treatment options in the nation; access to clinical trials, support groups and home-care services. Orthopaedic Institute and Surgical Weight Loss Center. Award-winning Heart and Vascular Institute offers minimally invasive cardiac procedures and open-heart surgery.
Awards and accreditations: Chest Association Pain Center certified by Society of Chest Pain Centers, Silver LifeLine Award for STEMI and Stroke Silver Plus Award from American Heart Association, Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence in metabolic and bariatric surgery, Stroke Center accredited as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission.
Electronic medical records: Via MyChart, agreements with Sentara and Veterans Administration medical centers for viewership.

Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center
150 Kingsley Lane, Norfolk, 757-889-5000
Founded: As St. Vincent DePaul Hospital in 1856
Overview: Orthopedics neuroscience, cardiology, advanced radiation therapy, minimally invasive surgeries, comprehensive neurovascular services and surgical weight loss.
Beds: 204
Physicians: 549
Employees: 990
ER visits: 43,879
Births: 1,223
Surgeries: 6,061
Other programs: Award-winning Heart and Vascular Institute offers minimally invasive procedures for cardiac and thoracic patients and state of the art digital cardiac catch lab. Center for Birth includes region’s only midwifery center. Neuroscience Institute offers access to advanced technology for treating strokes and aneurysms. Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery features comprehensive daVinci robotics program. Cancer Institute includes radiation therapy, high-dose radiation therapy and infusion therapy, and comprehensive chest and lung cancer program.
Awards and accreditations: Stroke Institute accredited as Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission; Midwifery Center received Advocate of the Year Award by Birth Matters Virginia; designated as Blue Distinction Center for Orthopaedic Care by Anthem Blue Shield
Electronic medical records: Via MyChart.

Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital
2 Bernadine Dr., Newport News, 757-886-6000
Founded: As Elizabeth Buxton Hospital in 1906
Overview: Orthopedics, birthing center, surgical weight loss, advanced imaging, heart and vascular, minimally invasive surgery and access to clinical trials.
Beds: 110
Physicians: 402
Employees: 852
ER visits: 43,416
Births: 1,560
Surgeries: 7,931
Other programs: Liver Institute of Virginia provides highest level of care for treatment of liver disease with access to clinical trials. Hernia Center offers comprehensive hernia treatment with tension-free repairs. Heart and Vascular Institute offers minimally invasive treatment of heart disease and electrophysiology lab for diagnosis and treatment of irregular heartbeats. Orthopaedic Institute offers state-of-the-art surgical techniques including robotic-arm-assisted MAKOplasty partial knee resurfacing.
Awards: Bariatric Center of Excellence in metabolic and bariatric surgery.
Electronic medical records: Via MyChart

Chesapeake Regional Medical Center
736 Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake, 757-312-8121
Founded: 1976
Overview: Cancer treatment, orthopedic surgery, bariatric surgery, emergency care, women’s services including breast care and pelvic health, nationally-ranked cardiovascular care, treatment for digestive diseases, sleep medicine, rehabilitation, hyperbaric and wound care, assisted living, home health and hospice.
Beds: 310
Physicians: 600
Employees: 2,400
ER visits: 70,711
Other programs: Sidney M. Oman Cancer Center provides comprehensive cancer care with the most advanced technology available, a radio-surgery services partnership with University of Virginia and Riverside Health System, and a fully dedicated breast center.
Awards and accreditations: Nationally accredited weight loss and sleep centers, Uterine Fibroid Embolization Center of Excellence; Bariatric Center of Excellence; Breast Imaging Center of Excellence; National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers; Breast MRI Accredited Facility; Primary Stroke Seal of Excellence; Accredited Chest Pain Center. Healthgrades 5 Star Ratings in bariatric surgery, maternity care, coronary intervention and abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.
What’s New: Robotic-assisted surgery with da Vinci® and MAKOplasty technology; HET System non-surgical hemorrhoid treatment; now offer My Lab so patients can order a variety of diagnostic tests without a physician’s order.
Electronic medical records: Via Paragon


Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters
601 Children’s Lane, Norfolk, 757-668-7000
Founded: 1961
Overview: Virginia’s only freestanding, full-service pediatric hospital, regional pediatric referral center for Coastal Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. Neonatal intensive care unit for most critically ill newborns, pediatric intensive care unit, region’s only pediatric surgery program.
Beds: 206
Employees: 3,000
Physicians: 150
Special programs: Transport team of nurses, respiratory therapists and paramedics experienced in care and movement of critically ill newborns and other children. More than 20 pediatric subspecialty programs including cancer, diabetes, heart defects and developmental challenges. Center for Chest Wall Repair treats a wide variety of pediatric chest wall anomalies and pioneered the Nuss procedure to correct sunken chest. Programs focusing on child abuse, sports medicine and cancer.
What’s new: This year CHKD will launch the state’s only donor milk bank designed to help the hospital’s tiniest babies.
Electronic medical records: Cerner Millenium system nearly complete; medical professionals at other area hospitals can view patient records.
Kempsville Center for Behavioral Health
860 Kempsville Rd., Norfolk, 757-461-4565
Founded: 1986
Overview: Psychiatric inpatient hospitalization and residential care to children and adolescents exhibiting behavioral or mental health concerns as well as significant needs in social, interpersonal, educational or vocational functioning that require special care.

Lake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital
1209 Kempsville Rd., Norfolk, 757-461-5001
Founded: 1890
Overview: Comprehensive long-term acute and skilled nursing care following acute illness or surgery. Transitions patients through rehabilitative and restorative care to eventual return home.
Beds: 296
Special programs: Ventilation liberation unit, pediatric ventilator services, cardiac rehabilitation, post-surgical rehabilitation as well as physical, speech and occupational therapies.

Riverside Behavioral Health Center
2244 Executive Dr,, Hampton, 757-826-1001
Founded: 1983
Overview: Provides 24/7 free confidential comprehensive assessments and referral assistance for psychiatric and chemical dependency problems.
Beds: 127
Special programs: Inpatient adult, child and adolescent services. Outpatient services including Transcanial Magnetic Stimulation.
Awards and accreditations: Top performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission.
What’s new: Participating in a statewide, web-based psychiatric bed registry to more quickly identify open beds and smoothly transfer  patients to those beds.
Electronic medical records: myHealth eLink

Riverside Doctors’ Hospital
1500 Commonwealth Ave., Williamsburg, 757-585-2200
Founded: 2013
Overview: Emergency department, inpatient and outpatient surgery, radiology, cardiology/pulmonary services, outpatient diagnostic services, intensive care unit, pharmacy, and Lifelong Health Center to aid in patient transition to other settings outside the hospital.
Special programs: arthritis and rheumatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, gynecology, neurology and neurosurgery, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, plastic surgery, urology, vascular.
Electronic medical records:  myHealth eLink and mySmartPlan


Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital
9507 Hospital Ave., Nassawadox, 757-414-8000
Founded: 1928
Overview: Emergency care, critical care, surgery, newborn care, physical therapy and diagnostic imaging.
Beds: 143
Awards and accreditations: Accredited by The Joint Commission, American College of Radiology, American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories. Leapfrog hospital safety rating of A.
Electronic medical records: myHealth eLink and mySmartPlan

Riverside Rehabilitation Institute
245 Chesapeake Ave., Newport News, 757-928-8000
Founded: 1986
Overview: Only Peninsula hospital dedicated to rehabilitation. Treatment plans to help patients regain function and independence with self-care and activities of daily living. Mobility training as well as intensive physical, occupational and speech therapy.
Beds: 50
Special programs: Stroke recovery, amputation, neurological rehabilitation, spinal cord injury, brain injury and medically complex rehab.
Awards and accreditations: Accredited by The Joint Commission
Electronic medical records: myHealth eLink and mySmartPlan
Riverside Walter Reed Hospital
7519 Hospital Dr., Gloucester, 804-639-8800
Founded: 1977
Overview: Acute care facility provides emergency care, inpatient and outpatient surgery, cardiology and imaging.
Beds: 67
Special programs: Middle Peninsula Cancer Institute and Riverside Home Care. Physical therapy as well as nutrition, speech, hand and occupational therapy. Wellness and fitness center, gastroenterology, nephrology, neurology and sleep center, orthopedics, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, physiatry, urology, vascular, women’s health and wellness.
Awards and accreditations: Top performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, Leapfrog safety score of A.
What’s new: 12,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art intensive care unit opened in 2013; outpatient imaging opened March 2014; new hospital lab to be completed late 2014.
Electronic medical records: Via MyHealth eLink and mySmartPlan
Sentara CarePlex
3000 Coliseum Dr., Hampton, 757-736-1000
Founded: 2002
Overview: Acute care, specialized services in cardiac, vascular and urologic care. Advanced diagnostic and surgical capabilities. eICU monitors patients closely with state-of-the-art equipment and computer software. Advanced surgical programs, emergency cardiac intervention and fellowship-trained physicians. Home to the Orthopaedic Hospital.
Beds: 224
Physicians: 467
Employees: 1,139
ER visits: 118,507
Special programs: Sentara Cancer Institute, weight loss surgery, orthopedic hospital, acute care for elders unit, audiology, breast imaging center, cardiac/heart, colorectal program, imaging, interpreters, neurosciences services, PET/CT scan and sleep disorders center. Also vascular access center to help manage peripheral vascular disease, treat varicose and spider veins, perform vein mapping for optimal access points for kidney dialysis, fistula management for dialysis.
Awards and accreditations: Leapfrog hospital safety score of A. Top performer in 2012 on Key Quality Measures by the Joint Commission. Stroke program designated as Primary Stroke Center by Joint Commission for excellence in stroke care.
Electronic medical records: Sentara eCare Health Network and MyChart

Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
600 Gresham Dr., Norfolk, 757-388-3000
Founded: 1888 as Retreat for the Sick
Overview: Region’s first Magnet Hospital, recognizing high-quality nursing. Tertiary care facility with specialists for consultation. Home to the area’s only Level I Trauma Center with care for all aspects of injury from prevention to rehab. Home of Nightingale Regional Air Ambulance. Services also include burn trauma unit, a nationally ranked heart program at Sentara Heart Hospital, and the region’s only solid organ transplant center for heart, kidney and pancreas.
Beds: 525
Physicians: 1,269 combined with Sentara Leigh
Employees: 3,374
ER visits: 69,674
Other programs: Advanced imaging center, comprehensive breast center, eICU—highly advanced electronic monitoring system for intensive care patients, orthopedic trauma services, genital and pelvic reconstruction, forensic nurse examiners program, hybrid operating room with advanced imaging to aid in surgery, CyberKnife RadioSurgery system, Hospital for Extended Recovery, interpreters, maternity including special care for high risk premature babies, neuroscience, da Vinci robotic surgery, Sentara Cancer Institute, sleep disorders center and stroke center.
Awards and accreditations: No. 1 ranked hospital in Virginia and Virginia Beach metro area in U.S. News and World Report’s 2013–14 America’s Best Hospitals, as well as national rankings for heart and nephrology programs, and high performance in cancer, diabetes and endocrinology, ear/nose and throat, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology.
Electronic medical records: Via eCare Health Network for medical professionals and online access for patients via Sentara MyChart


Sentara Leigh Hospital
830 Kempsville Rd., Norfolk, 757-261-6700
Founded: 1977
Overview: General medical/surgical, outpatient and ambulatory services.
Beds: 250
Physicians: 1,269 combined with Sentara Norfolk
Employees: 3,374
ER visits: 65,595
Other specialties: Advanced imaging center, eICU-a highly advanced intensive care monitoring system, advanced imaging center, comprehensive breast cancer center, da Vinci Robotic Surgical System, and family maternity suites. Also hyperbaric oxygen therapy unit for wound care, carbon monoxide poisoning and ‘the bends’ for scuba divers. Also interpreters, palliative care, pulmonary diagnostic care, wound ostomy clinic. Sentara OrthoJoint Center specializes in joint replacement.
What’s new: East Tower opened November 2013 with dedicated OrthoJoint unit and rehab program. Campus renovations continue through 2016 with two five-story patient towers to replace 1977-era patient wings, two-story atrium lobby and renovated outpatient areas and public spaces, multi-story parking garage with 400 spaces.
Awards and accreditations: Leapfrog hospital safety score of A. Named to The LeapFrog Group’s annual class of top hospitals in 2010.
Electronic medical records: Sentara eCare Health Network and MyChart for patients

Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital
1060 First Colonial Rd., Virginia Beach, 757-395-8000
Founded: 1964
Overview: Acute care facility with region’s only Level III Trauma Center, meaning it has demonstrated an ability to provide prompt assessment, resuscitation, surgery, intensive care and stabilization of injured patients and emergency operations.
Beds: 276
Physicians: 777
Employees: 1,399
ER visits: 82,556
Other specialties: Stroke center, Coastal Cancer Center, Sleep Disorders Center, MAKOplasty partial knee resurfacing and hip replacement, OrthoJoint center, inpatient rehab unit, diabetes center, orthopedics, palliative care program, pain management.
Awards and accreditations: Accredited by Society of Chest Pain Centers in 2011. Certified by The Joint Commission as advanced primary stroke center, acute myocardial infarction treatment, and heart failure treatment. Leapfrog hospital safety score of A. No. 12 ranked hospital in Virginia and No. 2 in Virginia Beach metro area in U.S. News and World Report’s 2013–14 America’s Best Hospitals, as well as high performance ranking in nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery and orthopedics.
What’s new: 24-bed inpatient behavioral health unit opened December 2013.
Electronic medical records: Sentara eCare Health Network and MyChart

Sentara Obici Hospital
2800 Godwin Blvd., Suffolk, 757-934-4000
Founded: 1951; funded by a trust established by Planters Peanuts founder Amedeo Obici in memory of his wife, Louise. Moved to current site in 2002, and merged with Sentara Healthcare in 2006.
Overview: Imaging, physical rehab and cancer services.
Employees: 933
Physicians: 460
ER visits: 74,773
Other specialties: OrthoJoint Center, behavioral medicine, breast center, heartburn treatment center, Kanine Kandystripers, medical social work and women’s center. Also shock wave treatment to dissolve kidney stones.
Awards and accreditations: 2012 winner of the National Research Corp.’s Picker’s third annual Path to Excellence award recognizing healthcare organizations for their dedication to improving the patient experience. Leapfrog hospital safety score of A.
What’s new: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, inpatient orthopedic rehab unit.
Electronic medical records: Sentara eCare Health Network and MyChart

Sentara Princess Anne Hospital
2025 Glenn Mitchell Dr., Virginia Beach, 757-507-1000
Founded: August 2011
Overview: Acute care hospital, emergency room with clinical decision unit, advanced imaging, family maternity center.
Beds: 160
Employees: 998
Physicians: 656
ER visits: 74,594
Special programs: Specialized surgical services, OrthoJoint center, comprehensive pain management center, eICU, neonatal ICU, palliative care, pulmonary and critical care, vascular care.
Awards and accreditations: No. 16 ranked hospital in Virginia and No. 414 America’s Best Hospitals, as well as high performance ranking in geriatrics.
What’s new: 70-30 partnership with Bon Secours.
Electronic medical records: Sentara eCare Health Network and MyChart


Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center
100 Sentara Circle, Williamsburg, 757-984-6000
Founded: 1961; opened at current site in 2006
Overview: Nationally-recognized facility offers comprehensive care including emergency heart catheterization, advanced imaging and labor/delivery/recovery/postpartum style of obstetric care where mothers stay in one room.   
Beds: 145
Physicians: 406
Employees: 732
ER visits: 44,218  
Special services: Smart operating rooms allowing surgeons to perform 3-D image guided surgery and access and transmit patient images during surgery—allowing for real-time consultation with specialists. Also 32-slice CT scanner, bone densitometry, Cardiac and Respiratory Exercise Science, Coumadin clinic, eICU, health education center, inpatient rehabilitation, cancer resource center, senior behavioral health services, palliative care, pain clinic.
Awards and accreditations: Accredited chest pain center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers in 2013. Cited for excellence in stroke care in 2011 by DNV Healthcare. Earned Leapfrog hospital safety score of A. No. 13 ranked hospital in Virginia and No. 3 in Virginia Beach metro area in U.S. News and World Report’s 2013–14 America’s Best Hospitals, as well as high performance ranking in nephrology and orthopedics.
Electronic medical records: Sentara eCare Health Network and MyChart

The Pavilion at Williamsburg Place
5483 Mooretown Rd. Williamsburg, 800-582-6066
Founded: 2012
Overview: Inpatient psychiatric facility offers safe, supportive, secure environment for people to return to a stable level of functioning and live life to the fullest.
Beds: 57
Special programs: Acute adult program, older adult program for age 55+, and mood disorder programs. Programs include therapy and medication in a secure safe environment to help patients recover and prepare for transition back to community life.

Southampton Memorial Hospital
100 Fairview Dr., Franklin,
Founded: 1963
Overview: Offers complete inpatient, outpatient, emergency, medical, surgical and long-term care.
Physicians: 80
Employees: 450
ER visits: 14,019
Special programs: orthopedics, obstetrics, ophthalmology, cardiology, skilled care, acute care.
Awards: Joint Commission accredited
Electronic medical records: via HMS

Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center
1100 First Colonial Rd., Virginia Beach, 757-496-6000
Overview: Acute psychiatric and substance abuse services for adults including unit designed for older adults. Accessible 24/7 for admissions.
Special programs: Individual, group, marital/family therapy; art and recreation therapy. Also treatment for schizophrenia, delusional paranoid disorders, chemical dependency, and depression.

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