Sentara in the Community

The Martha Jefferson Hospital Foundation thanks the many generous members of our community who have stepped forward with gifts in support of our COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund. Their philanthropic support, including donations of food and personal protective equipment (PPE), have advanced the hospital’s emergency response, while promoting staff resiliency and community outreach. You are healthcare heroes, too!

 “You are our heroes!”

— Demi Runkle, The Women’s Committee, Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital

“Thank you for your bravery, selflessness and tireless efforts! You are true heroes! Stay safe and healthy!”

— The Edmonds Family

“To all the pandemic frontline workers, You have my deepest appreciation. Never doubt that who you are makes a difference. With gratitude and prayers for all,”

— Alicia Wheeler 

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Mini-Story: Recognizing Respiratory Therapy Excellence

Often-overlooked members of the healthcare delivery team, respiratory therapists are fundamental to the most basic of life-sustaining functions: breathing.
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Healthcare Heroes Work Here

Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital honors all of our team members as “healthcare heroes”—the physicians, nurses and other clinicians on the front lines, as well as our housekeepers, food service staff, security officers, maintenance and facilities crews, and office staff.
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Meeting the COVID-10 Challenge Head-On

Like many organizations, hospitals regularly create detailed contingency plans for various crisis scenarios—and then hope they never have to use them.
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Virtual Visits: Connecting with Patients Online

As COVID-19 began to show up in Charlottesville and surrounding counties, the Sentara Medical Group responded by shifting most outpatient clinic visits to an online platform.
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Your Safety is Our No. 1 Priority

The first of Sentara’s five commitments to patients, “ALWAYS keep you safe,” has been a guiding principle since the hospital opened in 1904, and continues to be a primary focus at Sentara Martha Jefferson during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Unmasked Affection

Community Shows Love and Support for Sentara Martha Jefferson
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All Aboard the Meal Train

As the Sentara Martha Jefferson team puts in long hours to care for patients, the community has stepped in to keep them nourished.
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Protecting Staff and Vulnerable Patients

To amass and secure an adequate supply of personal protective equipment (PPE), the hospital established and managed a dedicated PPE repository, which involves the careful distribution of PPE, adjusting PPE best practices, and adopting new procedures for cleaning and recycling PPE.
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Expressions of Gratitude

For Courtney Lambert, MSN, RN, NE-BC, director of Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital Emergency Services, the countless expressions of gratitude from community members have helped her and her team get through tough times
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Mini-Story: Thank You!

The Martha Jefferson Hospital Foundation thanks the many generous members of our community who have stepped forward with gifts in support of our COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund.
Clinical Excellence

Mini-Story: Recognizing Respiratory Therapy Excellence

Often-overlooked members of the healthcare delivery team, respiratory therapists are fundamental to the most basic of life-sustaining functions: breathing.
Clinical Excellence

Mini-Story: Sentara Martha Jefferson Neurosurgeons Innovate to Save Lives

When the pandemic first began, acquiring adequate supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) became a top priority for hospitals across the country.
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Mini-Story: The COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital

Private support is essential to strengthening Sentara Martha Jefferson and helping to establish new processes and practices of care moving forward.