Sentara Healthcare donated $535,000 to 17 health-related programs in Virginia and North Carolina served by Sentara. The donations will benefit a broad spectrum of issues, including behavioral health and substance abuse, food insecurity and healthy diets, education, workforce readiness, medical transportation, EMS services and prevention of hospital readmissions.
“We are fortunate to be in a position to support creative programs in the communities we serve,” says Howard P. Kern, president and CEO of Sentara Healthcare. “Our contributions are directed toward initiatives aligned with the Sentara mission to improve health every day, with a particular focus on social determinants of health, such as food insecurity and transportation. We are happy to support programs that help people lead healthier lives and offer local solutions to specific community needs.”