Hampton Roads provides a safe harbor even at home, as 99% of the population lives within 25 mins of hospital care. The Hampton Roads metro area has more than 5,200 physicians and 30 acute care and specialty hospitals, housing over 4,200 staffed beds.
Major healthcare providers in the area include Sentara Healthcare, Bon Secours Health System, Riverside Health System, and Children’s Hospital of The Kings’ Daughters.
The region is also home to Eastern Virginia Medical Center and industry leaders in the bio & life sciences industry including LifeNet Health and Operation Smile.
For 130 years, Sentara Healthcare has lived its mission to improve health every day, and this is clearly seen by the impact made in Hampton Roads and Virginia as a whole. The total economic impact of Sentara in Virginia exceeds $10 billion. Sentara supports more than 64,400 jobs, making it the 4th largest employer in the state of Virginia.
Sentara is headquartered in the Hampton Roads region, in Norfolk, Virginia. Regionwide, Sentara operates seven hospitals. Those hospitals house 1,700+ hospital beds which represent more than 40% of the region’s staffed bed capacity.
Sentara’s commitment to serve communities and individuals is infused in how they do business and how they treat people. Sentara reinvest in communities and forges strategic partnerships such as their long-standing partnership with Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS). For nearly 50 years, Sentara has partnered with EVMS, a highly acclaimed academic health center also based in Hampton Roads, to grow patient care, innovate with technology and meet community needs. In 2018 Sentara invested nearly $400 million in communities, inclusive of more than $354 million in uncompensated patient care.
Virginia is home to more than 1,451 biomedical and life science companies, many of which are located in Hampton Roads. Major healthcare providers in the area include Sentara Healthcare, Bon Secours Health System, Riverside Health System, and Children’s Hospital of The Kings’ Daughters. Well-established and high-profile biomedical companies in the region include LifeNet Health and its Center for Regenerative Medicine, the global headquarters of Operation Smile, ReAlta Life Sciences, and ivWatch. The industry also benefits from the support of a variety of research and academic institutions like NASA Langley Research Center, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, the Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute, Tidewater Community College’s Health Professions Center, and Virginia Tech Center Research Park.
A map of life sciences research & development assets in Virginia can be found below.
Additional information about the bio ecosystem in Hampton Roads is also available from Virginia Bio, the state’s life sciences trade association, at www.vabio.org.
|Employer Name||City||Industry Sector|
|LifeNet Health||Virginia Beach||Organ procurement and regenerative medicine organization|
|ReAlta Life Sciences||Norfolk||Developer of drugs designed to beneficially inhibit the Complement system and inflammatory mechanisms|
|ivWatch||Newport News||Medical devices|
|Smithfield Bioscience||Isle of Wight||Advanced development for pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, and medical devices|