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about inspiring our team members to become active champions of their communities.

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, our team members have met challenge after challenge with the care and compassion our communities have come to expect from Sentara, even when it meant sacrificing their own safety and time spent with loved ones.

In 2021, for example, our team members logged 1,226 volunteer shifts on top of their typical capacity — and through it all, they’ve never wavered in their commitment to make Sentara not only the best healthcare provider in Virginia and Eastern North Carolina but an important force for good in our communities as well.

Our team of 30,000-strong know our communities in and out, not only as practitioners but as community members themselves. So, with their fingers on the pulse, we asked them in 2021 to tell us the organizations they felt best aligned with our mission at Sentara. In return, we donated a total of $2 million in gifts to 60 community organizations to bolster support to families where they live, work, play, and learn.