Issue 7 Stories

Baby Wall Provides Wonderful Opportunity to Celebrate Birth

The birth of a baby is a wondrous event, and the Baby Wall at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital is a great way for proud parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends to welcome new arrivals by having the baby’s name and birthdate inscribed on one of the wall’s many turtles. Located in the third-floor waiting area, adjacent to the Mother-Baby Unit, the Baby Wall contains turtles in three species: loggerhead, green and leatherback.

For more information, visit

Seeds of Gratitude

Your Gratitude is More Powerful Than You Think

Often a patient or family member, grateful for the care provided at Sentara Martha Jefferson, has a desire to do something tangible to give thanks and acknowledge the difference a special caregiver or team of caregivers have made during an especially vulnerable time. One such meaningful expression is a gift made in honor or memory of a special friend or family member that can be directed to support a hospital program or service significant in the life of that individual.

Seeds of Gratitude brochures can be found in hospital waiting areas. Or, to make your gift of gratitude online, visit

Living Tributes: Commemorative Trees

In furtherance of the beautification and restorative qualities of our healing environment, the Martha Jefferson Hospital Foundation has established a “Living Tribute” commemorative opportunity. A donor wishing to make a gift in honor or memory of an individual in the amount of $1,000.00 to the Commemorative Tree Fund, may commemorate the gift with the planting of a special tree (chosen from the three identified species) to be located in area(s) designated for these plantings in the Master Campus Landscaping Plan.

To make a gift to the Martha Jefferson Commemorative Tree Fund and add a commemorative tree to the hospital’s campus, visit


Battle of the Bulge:

CoolSculpting®Freezes Away Stubborn Fat

Gentle Cesarean:

New Technology Helps Make Surgical Birth a More Intimate Experience

Unspeakable Expressions:

Cancer Patients Experience the Healing Power of Whistle Words
Presidents Letter

We’re All StakeholdersTogether

The Best Medicine

Getting into the Swim of Things

Physicians Perspective

What is Electrophysiology, and How Can it Help You?

On-Call Advice

What is sleep apnea? Can it be dangerous if left untreated?

On-Call Advice

Why do we wrinkle as we age? Can wrinkles be avoided?

Improve Health Everyday

Protect Yourself from Salmonella

Improve Health Everyday

Ibuprofen and Male Infertility: Is There a Connection?

Improve Health Everyday

Who Should Get the Shingles Vaccine?

Improve Health Everyday

Choose Your Sunscreen Wisely

Clinical Excellence

Out of Thin Air

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Breathes New Life into Difficult Wounds
Health Matters

Think It May Be a Heart Attack? Call 911 Right Away!

La Salud Importa

¿Piensa qué puede ser un ataque cardíaco? ¡Llame al 911 inmediatamente!

Aging Well

Strong Bones are Healthy Bones

Preventing, Diagnosing and Treating Osteoporosis
Active Living

Exercise with a Splash of Fun

Eat Well Live Well

Eat Healthy Fats for a Healthy Diet

Womens Health

Annual Screening Mammography:

The Best Defense Against Breast Cancer
Sentara in the Community

Bonding with Babies and Other Moms


Martha Jefferson Hospital Foundation Annual Report


Leadership Donor Recgonition


Capstone Society


Capstone Society Reception, Dinner and Member Recognition


A Worthy Mark on the World


President's Circle 2017


Preserving a Medical Pioneer’s Legacy


Martha Jefferson Leadership Annual Recognition and Appreciation Reception


Martha Jefferson Society 2017


The Value of Valuing Nurses


2017 Gifts of Art


The Hope in a Blank Canvas


Gifts of Gratitude