Sentara Hospital

The Virginia Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), also known as Hampton Roads, is the 36th largest metropolitan area in the U.S. The MSA encompasses 15 cities and counties with a population of 1.7 million people and a workforce of approximately 850,000.

The Hampton Roads region is home to several major universities, including The College of William & Mary, Old Dominion University and Norfolk State university, as well as major biomedical corporations like LifeNet Health.

Key Companies & Institutions

Company or InstitutionIndustry
Sentara Health SystemHospital System
LifeNet HealthTissue & Organ Transplant; Regenerative Medicine
Operation SmileInternational cleft-lip surgery; non-profit
Bon Secours Health SystemHospital System
Children’s Hospital of The King’s DaughtersPediatric Hospital System
Eastern Virginia Medical SchoolMedical Teaching University
Tidewater Community College Health Professions SystemMedical Training College
Thomas Jefferson LaboratoryFederally Funded Research Laboratory

Company Spotlight

Sentara Healthcare has been ranked among the nation’s top integrated healthcare systems for more than a decade. Comprised of 12 acute-care hospitals with more than 100 care sites throughout Virginia and North Carolina, Sentara is now the largest healthcare system in Virginia. The Sentara Heart Hospital consistently ranks among the nation’s top heart programs in U.S. News & World Report.

LifeNet Health is one of the world’s leading providers of organ donation and tissue banking services. To date, LifeNet’s work has saved more than 7,000 lives and healed more than 4 million people. LifeNet Health is also home to the LifeNet Health Institute of Regenerative Medicine, a facility dedicated to the development of new cell-based technologies designed to improve tissue and bone repair procedures. The company’s world headquarters is located in the Princess Anne Commons district of Virginia Beach, adjacent to Tidewater Community College, the ODU/NSU Higher Education Center and Sentara Princess Anne Hospital. For more information, visit